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 merely a comfy blanket: it is also a piece of art. The artisans that develop our quilts choose quality vivid fabrics and organize them into a captivating work of art. Pick from our stock of over two hundred Amish handmade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your home design.
While the pieces of fabric are stitched by machine to make certain tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton materials compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth as well as outstanding washing results.
You will find our quilts to be reasonably large in length and width. Most of our quilts are generous enough to take care of the necessity for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as mattress heights are different, each quilt's measurements differs as well. We specify the quilt's dimensions with the determined drop for you to compare to the dimensions you are trying to find. Please do your research ahead of making a purchase!
Are our quilts washable?
As a matter of fact, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We advise adhering to these standards for best results:
Machine wash with cold water on delicate cycle.
Use only 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 2 tbsps of salt in addition to the laundry soap. This natural remedy prevents bleed and assists in protecting the colors in your quilt.
Remove quilt when the washer finishes to minimize wrinkles as well as color-bleeding.
Never ever place a quilt into the dryer! Line dry on a breezy day.
Quilts can be dry-cleaned at your own risk, but we definitely suggest washing.
Amish Homemade Quilt Trivia
Each step of the quilt-making process needs a certain lady's proficiency. Every one of our ladies focuses on either assembling or quilting. For that reason, at the very least 2 ladies are included in making each quilt. The ladies who sew the tops together specialize in piecing particular quilt patterns. Since each quilter's stitches differ, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system permits each lady to become a specialist in her field.
Lone Star Quilt
We used one of the two quilts for our guest room.
October 13, 2018
Mariner’s Compass Quilt
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.
Dennis L Doucette
July 25, 2018
Thanks! The quilt is gorgeous and we cherish it.
September 22, 2018
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!
June 4, 2017
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
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
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
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
Surf Song Quilt
September 22, 2018
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.