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Quilt Shopping in Lancaster County

Lancaster County is home to numerous quilt shops offering beautiful and colorful handmade quilts. These quilts are often hand-stitched by Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite women that are a symbol of the Old Order Communities. Originally, Amish quilts were made as practical items to keep warm or for gifts or dowry items. Because of the outstanding craftsmanship and quality, these quilts have evolved over time and are now regarded as works of art by people around the world.

The best Lancaster Amish quilts are bold, yet simple, often contrasting bright against dark traditional colors. Tulips, feathers, baskets and grapevines are common patterns quilted in the borders and corners. The traditional Lancaster Amish quilt tends to be square, with wide borders and corner blocks making it unique from other Amish quilts elsewhere in North America. The Amish in Lancaster often use patterned fabrics for the backing, even though such material was never used on the front. The Center Square, Bars and Diamond in the Square designs were the most common in the early Lancaster Amish quilts. The traditional Amish quilt has evolved from the traditional colors and patterns to more elaborate and new designs. Savvy Lancaster quilters are making quilts that appeal to the tastes and fashions of the visitors who come to Lancaster County. 

Lancaster quilts make the perfect gift for others or as a take-home remembrance for you and your family. You'll find numerous places to browse and purchase quilts.  From local farmers markets to quaint shops located at the quilters' home, you'll find hundreds of unique patterns and colors. Simply driving the scenic back roads of Lancaster County, you'll see brightly colored quilts hanging from clothlines often with a sign that says "Quilts for Sale." The quilter is usually more than willing to explain the intricate details of their designs.

Riehl's Quilts and Crafts located in Leola, PA is located on a working farm. Their unique shop features over 200 quilts of all sizes, wall hangings, pillows, quillows, and all sorts of needle craft. Country Lane Quilts is also located on a working farm in Leola. Click here for a listing of quilt and fabric shops in Lancaster County.

You'll need more than one day to shop for your perfect homemade quilt, so book your stay at a nearby Bed and Breakfast. 

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

exterior view

The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 2.6mi
Country Hearth B&B Front

Country Hearth Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 3.8mi
Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast Lancaster County

Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 4.4mi
Olde Oregon Farmhouse in the Village of Oregon near Lititz, PA

Olde Oregon Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 4.6mi
Richmond House Bed & Breakfast Exterior

Richmond House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 4.6mi
Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast

Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 5.3mi
After Eight Bed & Breakfast Exterior

After Eight Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 5.7mi
Americana Inn Exterior

1777 Americana Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 6mi
Outside View of Osceola Mill House

The Osceola Mill House B&B

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 6.7mi
Osceola Mill House

Osceola Mill House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 6.8mi
King's Cottage Outside Front View

King's Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 7.2mi
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E. J. Bowman House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 7.3mi
Rocky Springs B&B

Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 7.6mi

The Limestone Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 7.8mi
Walnut Lawn

Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 8mi
Australian Walkabout Exterior

The Australian Walkabout Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 8.3mi
Apple Bin Inn Exterior

Apple Bin Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 10mi
Lovelace Manor Exterior

Lovelace Manor

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 10.8mi
The Inn at Twin Linden Front

The Inn at Twin Linden

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 11.1mi
Churchtown Inn Exterior

Churchtown Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 11.2mi
Pheasant Run Farm

Pheasant Run Farm Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 11.7mi
Blue Rock BnB front view

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 12mi
Speedwell Forge Exterior

Speedwell Forge B&B

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 12.1mi
Tea Kettle Inn

The Tea Kettle Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12.3mi
Exterior of Olde Square Inn

Olde Square Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 17.5mi
Airy View Exterior

Airy View Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 18.4mi
BF Hiestand House Exterior

B.F. Hiestand House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 19.8mi
Mansion on Hampden

The Mansion on Hampden

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 22.9mi
Amanda Gish House Front

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 23.7mi
West Ridge B&B

West Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 24.3mi
Annville Inn

Annville Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.7mi
Londonderry Exterior

The Londonderry Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 25.1mi
1825 Inn Exterior

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.9mi
Carriage Stop B&B

Carriage Stop Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.9mi
Westwynd Farm Exterior

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.2mi
Sweet Arrow Inn

Sweet Arrow Inn

Average Rate: 
$300 - $399
Distance: 31.2mi
Faunbrook

Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.3mi
Pigeon Creek Bed & Breakfast Exterior View

Pigeon Creek Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 32.5mi
Fairville Inn

Fairville Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 33mi
Fulling Mill Inn

Fulling Mill Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 34.3mi