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Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum

37 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603


Quoting the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum’s Exhibition page, “The Quilt and Textile Museum's permanent collection showcases quilts produced by Amish women in Lancaster County between the 1870s and the 1940s.” A background on the Amish culture, styles that define of an Amish quilt, and methods of quilting are all covered in this museum’s collection.

A new tour offered by the museum is the Family Walking Tour. Visitors buy a booklet for only $1 and then meander through a self-guided tour of several historic spots in Lancaster City as they follow the stories of four fictional families, each family living in a different period of time.

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Basic Quilting

Are perhaps you or your child interested in quilting? Close-up Photo of a Quilt

Basic Tools Need

In order to get started quilting, you will need:

Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
See-through, Acrylic Quilter’s Ruler
Straight Pins
Safety Pins
Quarter Inch Quilter’s Foot (if you have a sewing machine)
Seam Ripper
Fabric (100% cotton recommended)
Thread (100% cotton recommended)

Books Recommended by Jody Palm

Visit for a more complete list.

The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide: From A to Z-- Hundreds of Tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking by Ellen Pahl
The Joy of Quilting (That Patchwork Place) by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey
Easy Machine Paper Piecing by Judy Hopkins
Easy Machine Quilting by Jane Townswick

Quilter’s Heritage Celebration

This annual celebration is for quilters and quilting fans. With more than 500 quilts being showcased, a number of vendors, and classes from well-known instructors globally, this is the place to be if you like quilts.

This event will be held at:
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
2300 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602

Dates for the next two celebrations are: April 8-11, 2010 & March 29-Apr. 1, 2011

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