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Eureka Quilt – Queen

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The Eureka quilt is an amazing arrangement of the intricate pieces that form a beautiful star pattern in the center of the quilt. This particular Eureka quilt beautifully showcases Moda’s Black Tie Affair fabric series. The quilt includes 383 yards of hand-quilting, done by Mrs. Harvey Miller. It is initialed and dated. This quilt will have a 18.5-inch drop per side on a queen bed.

Measures 97″ wide x 108″ long.

 

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.

Community Creating Beauty: How We Piece Scrap Quilts

We source our homemade patchwork quilts from local Amish and Mennonite artisans, who craft them by hand with the care and art of the American quilting tradition. Frequently, families work together to piece and quilt these bedspreads. With their help, we offer you patchwork quilts, each unique and handmade.

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The Postage Stamp is a popular Scrap Quilt Pattern

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Square and Applique Scraps compliment in this Country Hearts Quilt

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A few Scrap Quilt variations.

Frugality Creating Beauty: How Scrap Quilts Developed

Scrap quilts are called a variety of different names, each a thread connected to quilters years ago who first used this pattern.

Called a “charm” quilt in the late 19th century, young women collected hundreds of different fabrics from their family and friends. Perhaps if they collected 999 different squares, their true love would bring them the thousandth–and their happily-ever-after dream, too. One quilting blogger speculates that collecting these fabrics may have given girls opportunities to ask their love interest for a contribution!

The scrap quilt has also been called a “beggar” quilt, referring to quilters asking each other for contributions to their projects. Trying to put together a bedspread without repeating every fabric, they also called the quilts “odd feller” quilts–every piece was an odd feller. Some families recall their mother repeating one square, however, so that a child sick in bed might be entertained looking for the matching patches.

Still another name scrap quilts went by is the “postage stamp” quilt, so called because quilters would use their tiniest scraps, sometimes no bigger than a postage stamp. Perhaps the original motivation was not wasting the smallest piece (historians recall the scarcity of the Great Depression in this), but it also became a challenge at some point. Quilters would collect thousands of pieces to compete with each other in making stitched masterpieces.

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Twin Sized Postage Stamp Quilt

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Ancient Star is another Scrap Quilt Pattern

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A color coordinated Scrap Quilt is an exquisite work of art!

Amish Handmade Quilt Trivia

Considering that many Amish and also Mennonite ladies stay at home to care for their households, their professions need to correspond to their home life. We permit these women to work at their own rate so that they may adequately look after their household.

A quilt is not just a comfortable bed cover: it is also a piece of art. The artists who develop our quilts select high quality colorful materials and arrange them into a captivating masterpiece. Pick from our selection of over two hundred handmade quilts for a quilt that best enhances your taste.

Though the pieces of fabric are stitched with each other by machine to ensure tighter sewing, all the quilting is done by hand. 100% cotton fabrics compose the top and bottom of the quilt. The batting sandwiched between those two layers, nonetheless, is 100% polyester. This polyester batting guaranties both heat and excellent washing results.

You will find our quilts to be reasonably large in length and width. As a matter of fact, almost all of our quilts are sizable enough to reduce the need for a dust ruffle or pillow shams. Just as mattress heights vary, each quilt's dimensions varies as well. We specify the quilt's measurements alongside the calculated drop for you to compare to the dimensions you want. It is important to do your research ahead of buying!

Can you wash these quilts?

Fortunately, our quilts are undoubtedly machine-washable! We advise complying with these guidelines for best results:

Did you know?

Every step of the quilt-making process calls for a certain woman's expertise. Each of our ladies specializes in either assembling or quilting. At the very least two ladies are involved in making each quilt. The women who sew the tops with each other focus on assembling specific quilt patterns. Given that each quilter's stitches are different, just one lady does the quilting per quilt. This system enables each woman to become a specialist in her field.

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