Amish Made Quilts
The Amish Made Quilts have been around ever since this group was formed. They have always been a self reliant type of people that believe the best way to honor God is to do the best possible job they can in every task they perform. This has always included the textiles they wear and sleep under.
The Amish prefer to live where the summers are hot and the winters are cold. There is nothing you can do about the heat, but the cold they could combat with warm coverings. While the men are off in the fields farming and taking care of the animals, the women are left behind at home to take care of the domestic chores.
The domestic chores are the ones that support the household and every one that lives there. After a long day of cooking and cleaning, the ladies would then gather to talk about their day. Because time is precious to the Amish, just sitting around gossiping would not be practical, especially when the needs of the family have not yet been met. This is how the quilting groups of the Amish were formed.
The ladies would gather up the extra cloth they had lying around and break out their sewing needles and begin to make a quilt. The person the quilt was for would decide what pattern would be on the Amish made quilt. Then the hand sewing and stitching would begin.
Because the creating of an original Amish quilt is not a spectator sport, anyone in the room would be enlisted in this chore. Since most men would not want to be present for all the gossiping and women talk, they leave. The ladies and young girls would then work in peace on the quilts.
As soon as an Amish girl can thread a needle, they are encouraged to join in on the quilting. This is how some of the grandmothers have over 70 year’s experience in the making and creating of the handmade Amish quilts. This has and always will be a great source of pride for these ladies. With each stitch they know a person will be keeping warm no matter how cold the nights will get.
Some this is part social as well as a chore, the ladies never feel rushed to complete this task. The time it takes to complete just one quilt is dependent on how many ladies are free each night to work on it and the size of the quilt itself. With no short cuts ever taken and no preset time table, each and every Amish quilt that is made is of the highest quality. This is what is guaranteed with each and every Amish made quit that is made.
If you have a need or desire to have one of the best and warmest quilts every made, then your choice of having an quilt made by the Amish ladies in the Pennsylvania Dutch country is the best possible choice you can make. Nothing will keep you warmer than an Amish made quilt, guaranteed.