The Blooming Star Quilt is a lovely example of traditional, Amish style artwork! It will be sure to add a lovely flair to any room and will also keep one very warm! This quilt is hand quilted with 442 yards of thread, with the quilter’s initials and the date on one corner. It will have a drop length of 20 inches on each side.
Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.
Quilters Have Loved Handmade Applique for Centuries
Had you lived three centuries ago, you probably would not have owned an applique quilt unless you were very wealthy. These quilts are typically made with one large piece of fabric and decorated with time-consuming patterns, each of which must be stitched individually. Only the rich could afford the fabric and spare the free time for such a project.
As the Industrial Revolution slashed the costs of fabric in the 1800s, applique quilts became more popular among middle-class American women. Traditionally, young girls were supposed to make thirteen (a “baker’s dozen”) quilt tops before engagement, and then her family and friends might pitch in to help her finish them before the wedding. Twelve of these quilts were often pieced, made for anyone in her new household to use.
Blooming Star Quilt
Lacy Heart of Roses Quilt
Spring Flower Quilt
One “masterpiece” quilt, though, was reserved for the bridal bed, and young women would lavish their time and creativity on its design. Applique quilts were very popular for these special coverlets, with baskets of roses and wreaths of flowers rioting across their center and borders.
Another American tradition is the folk art quilt, which was often filled with plants, animals, people, or even words, all telling a story. Some even preserve history that may never have been recorded otherwise, as with Harriet Powers’ quilts. She knew slavery and racism, born in Georgia in 1837, but she used her needle to speak to a society that didn’t want to hear her voice. The Smithsonian displays her Bible quilt and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston displays her pictorial quilt, both of them preserving her bold and artistic storytelling.
A quilt is not just a relaxing bed cover: it is also a masterpiece of artwork. The crafters who develop our quilts pick top-notch vivid materials and arrange them in a creative masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that perfectly enhances your style.
While the pieces of fabric are sewn with each other by machine to ensure tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those two layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting warranties both heat and exceptional washing results.
You will find our quilts to be relatively large in length and width. As a matter of fact, most of our quilts are generous enough to overcome the necessity for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's proportions varies as well. You'll find we post the quilt's measurements in addition to the estimated drop for you to compare to the sizing you want to have. Definitely do your homework before buying!
Can you wash these quilts?
Fortunately, our quilts are certainly machine-washable! We suggest the following guidelines for best results:
Wash in a washing machine with completely cold water on delicate cycle.
Use light laundry soap, such as liquid Cheer for colors (No bleach or bleach alternatives. No Woolite or fabric softener.) For the first washing, include 1/2 cup vinegar and also 2 tablespoons of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This home remedy stops bleed and helps to establish the colors in your quilt.
Remove quilt when the washer finishes to reduce creases and also color-bleeding.
Never put a quilt into the dryer! Line completely dry on a breezy day.
Quilts could be dry-cleaned at your own risk, however we definitely suggest washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Facts
Each and every step of the quilt-making process needs a certain lady's know-how. Every one of our women specializes in either assembling or quilting. Therefore, a minimum of two ladies are associated with making each quilt. The women who stitch the tops together concentrate on piecing certain quilt patterns. Because each quilter's stitches differ, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system enables each lady to end up being a specialist in her field.
The BEST Quilts
We ordered a King Quilt for my daughter. It was one of the most beautiful quilts she has seen. We ordered this over the phone after seeing the pattern on the website. Very easy to order and have shipped. Thank you Kate for your expertise and kindness for what you have done for us.
September 27, 2021
Beauty and quality
I am overwhelmed at the quality and beauty of the cathedral window quilt. My mother made one in her later years before she died from COVID this last winter and although I am the oldest daughter, I gave that quilt to my younger sister as she wanted it so much. Although this quilt wasn’t made by my mother, it shows the same precision of stitching and great choices in fabric colors. When I look at it, I will be reminded of the tremendous effort of the quilter who made it for me and think of my mother too. Mother’s choice of colors are almost exactly the same as my new quilt which are lovely. Thanks for this gift and know that it will be valued by me now and other family in the future. Lynn Keene
June 29, 2021
Linking Hearts Quilt
We LOVE our quilt. What could be better than a hand-made heart quilt for Valentine’s Day. It will come out of the closet in a couple weeks or so and I’ll send a picture. Thanks.
September 25, 2018
This is the second quilt our family has purchased from your store since August. We remain amazed at the craftsmanship of the finished product. These are absolutely works of art. And to have them initialed/dated on the quilt itself means so much to us as well as knowing the name of the quilter. We will definitely recommend your shop to others that are looking for beautiful quality products.
December 26, 2021
I just couldn’t leave Pennsylvania’s Amish Country without taking home a hand-quilted quilt from Family Farm Quilts. I looked through at least 50 options before deciding on this gorgeous Surf Song design.
I think it’s absolutely perfect in every way! <3
April 25, 2019
Fire Island Hosta Quilt
Yes we absolutely love our quilt and use it daily. It was bought as a Christmas present to ourselves.
September 22, 2018
Beautiful Argyle Quilt
I ordered a Argyle quilt and I just got it today, it is more beautiful than in the picture I love this quilt!!. I will be putting this on my be right away I will treasure this quilt always it’s beautiful
Thanks for a speedy delivery
This quilt will keep me warm on these really cold nights.
January 8, 2021
MASTER POSTMASTER IN MANDEVILLE, LA.
MASTER POSTMASTER IN MANDEVILLE, LA. 70448 JUST INFORMED ME THE SHIPPING NUMBER DOES NOT EXIST. I AM WONDERING IF I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED FOR 900.00.
December 22, 2020
I have ordered from this place before and I am always happy when I receive the quilt I ordered. The quality of work is outstanding. The quick service cannot be matched. I will continue to order from you.
July 25, 2018
I can’t begin to express our joy when we received our spin star quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous! Please forward our gratitude to Verna Miller for all the time and effort she put into making our beautiful quilt. We will cherish it always!
August 24, 2021
Thanks! The quilt is gorgeous and we cherish it.
September 22, 2018
Still waiting for my Quilt
Still waiting for my Quilt
December 22, 2020
My husband loves the ocean, we live 1 hour away, so I bought this quilt “for him”. Our bedroom has several nautical items in it and is painted a sea foam blue. We love it and we pray for the quilter of the Sailor’s compass quilt nightly.
September 23, 2018
King and Queen Quilts
I have purchased a king Mariner’s quilt and a queen Lob Cabin Lone Star Quilt and am looking at another king for my RV. I absolutely love them. They stand by their products as I had a problem after washing but they made it as perfect as when I first purchased. I would highly recommend them and all their beautiful works of art. Thank you.
September 14, 2021
Lone Star Quilt
We used one of the two quilts for our guest room.
October 13, 2018
Log Cabin Lone Star Quilt
I really love this quilt. I have such a great appreciation for all the work that went into the making.
September 27, 2018
I love my new quilt. The colors are so pretty! Thank you all so much. I know there are a lot of hours spent on it. ?
January 2, 2019
Log Cabin Quilt
We absolutely LOVE our quilt!!! In fact, I have gone back to your site multiple times to see if I could find accent pillows and/or curtains to match!
September 23, 2018
I look forward to the next one.
Great I have a good working relationship with Kate. I’ve bought several quilts and throws from Family Farms and look forward to the next one expected in late Sept.
I hand the privilege of contacting Family Farm Handcrafts inquiring about a King Size Quilt. I first talked with a young lady by the name of Regina , who went out of her way to help me, which encouraged me and I did not look any further on the web to purchase. A few days later, I had the privilege of talking with Katie, who , although she did not have what I was looking for In her shop, went out of her way to help me come up with The Spin Star Quilt, in the colors I was looking for and in no time, this beautiful quilt was on its way to my daughter, who absolutely loved the quilt! Not only was the quilt beautiful, the price was great also! I guarantee you if you are in the market for a beautiful Amish quilt, hand made and at a beautiful price, plus they have someone who can make curtains or valances to match, you will want to contact Katie at Family Farm Handcrafts in East Earl Pa, near Lancaster, Pa. God Bless You Katie and may your business prosper!
July 8, 2020
Mariner’s Compass Quilt
September 23, 2018
Love my Purple Lone Star Quilt
I love my purple Lone Star Quilt…it was a big investment for me! I bought a Twin size that was listed as fitting a Queen and it did (using my ruffle). Thank you for having accurate measurements and good photos AND updated notes on availability. I found one a couple of years ago on another site out in PA and I ordered it and my card was charged. Then, I was called to say it wasn’t available and would be 6 months if I wanted it made. Your emails were great and was surprised by the fast delivery. PS. My grandma made lots of quilts – log cabin, lone star and many others about 25+ years ago….your quality is on par with hers.
August 11, 2020
I was racking my brain for a gift for my grandmother who needed some extra tlc. After coming up with the quilt idea I was thrilled to find what I was looking for on your site. Gram loves her special gift- thank you!
Welcome to Family Farm Handcrafts! Quilt making is an iconic representation of the Amish way of life, where working with their hands is highly valued. All items in our store are hand-stitched or handmade.