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Blooming Star Quilt – Queen

$775.00

Measures 104″ wide and 115″ long.

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 415 yards of thread, with the quilter’s initials and the date on one corner. It will have a drop length of 22 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.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Artists of Two Traditional Cultures Make Our Applique Quilts by Hand

You probably know that Amish and Mennonite artists quilt each of our bedspreads by hand. But did you know women from the Hmong people of Laos first hand-stitch our applique designs onto the quilt top? Decades ago, our family met these gifted artisans, newly arrived from fleeing the violence in Laos during the Vietnam War. Seeing their skill in traditional Hmong applique, we offered to employ them to share their skill with us. Today, the quilts you see in our shop are the beautiful melding of two cultures’ craftsmanship.

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Quilters Have Loved Handmade Applique for Centuries

You can enjoy a bit of history and a whole lot of beauty when you take home one of our quilts!

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.

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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 cozy bedspread: it is also a masterpiece of art. The artisans who make our quilts pick top-notch vivid materials and arrange them in an appealing masterpiece. Select from our selection of over 2 hundred Amish homemade quilts for a quilt that perfectly complements your home design.

Though the fabric pieces are sewn together by machine to guarantee tighter stitching, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics make up the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched in between those 2 layers, nevertheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both warmth and also excellent washing outcomes.

You will find our quilts to be remarkably large in length and width. Actuality, nearly all of our quilts are generous enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle and pillow shams. Just as bed heights are different, each quilt's size varies as well. We publish the quilt's dimensions as well as the calculated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you are looking for. Please do your measuring prior to purchasing!

Can you wash these quilts?

As a matter of fact, these quilts are certainly washable in a washing machine! We suggest adhering to these standards for the best care of your heirloom quilt:

Amish Homemade Quilt Facts

Considering that every quilt's size is unique, it really is crucial that the quilt you order is an appropriate fit for your bed. Check your size simply by measuring the side of your bed from the top of the mattress to the length you prefer. Do your research ahead of purchasing!

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