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Quilt Stories

It Takes a Village to Raise a Quilt

You’ve probably heard it takes a village to raise a child? Exhausted parents quickly learn they can’t provide everything their kid needs and are grateful for what other people give to their child—whether it’s a teacher explaining fractions or a coach teaching them what teamwork looks like. Kids thrive in a supportive village.Well, what you may not know is that it takes a community to create one of our gorgeous quilts, too. Nearly every step of the process is done by a different person, or several people working together. Our owner, John Lapp, relies on his mother, Ann Lapp, and her extensive connections in the Amish and Mennonite communities to supply quilts to the Family Farm Handcrafts shop.

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Amish Patchwork Quilts History

The Amish began quilting Homemade Quilts in the 1800s. This was largely for practical reasons. They needed blankets to stay warm at night. However, over time their purposes for making these handmade quilts went beyond the practical. As is often the case with products designed for simple practicality, these Amish quilts became complex art. Two centuries later people are willing to invest a lot of money to get one of these beautiful and useful HOMEMADE QUILTS. This is what we offer in our quilt shop in Lancaster County.

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hand stitched quilts handmade crafts

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.

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