Quilts in Amish culture
...are bedcovers, family heirlooms, artwork, cultural expressions, livelihood, inspiration, and more.
Amish people began making quilts in the mid- to late-1800s, developing a classic style characterized by the use of solid colors and geometric patterns, but often diverging from this template in unexpected ways. After outsiders "discovered" Amish quilts in the late 1960s, the Amish responded by developing businesses selling quilts. Amish quiltmakers now carry on a living tradition, evolving and adapting their craft.
Come explore the diversity of Amish quilts—their origins, their makers, their development, and their contemporary expression.