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Smuckers Quilts

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As you wander about the Amish farmlands area, you’ll no doubt come across an Amish quilt shop or two. One such shop is Smuckers Quilts. You can find Smuckers just outside New Holland, on the family's picturesque dairy farm.

With the help of her mother-in-law, Rachel Smucker opened her shop about 15 years ago in a small storage barn. She quickly outgrew the barn and moved the shop into the basement of her farmhouse which occasionally doubles as the church room. When the basement is needed for her district’s church service, Rachel has to clear away her merchandise and replace it with benches.

Rachel’s merchandise includes 100s of quilts in a variety of patterns, colors and sizes—including king size. You’ll also find spice mats and quillows, which are quilted lap throws that fold up into pillows.

Rachel chooses colors and orders the fabrics for the quilts. The quilting is then done by one of approximately 40 to 50 local Amish and Mennonite ladies who do work for Rachel. She refers to the production of the quilts as "a sharing thing." She went on to say happily that "quilting gives a lot of ladies jobs."

You’ll find competitive prices for quilts at Smuckers, and you can pay for your items with Visa or MasterCard. Don’t leave Lancaster County without stopping in at Smuckers Quilts. You wouldn’t want to miss this!

Smuckers Quilts is located just off Route 23 on North Groffdale Road, just west of New Holland, and is open Monday through Saturday 8 AM-8 PM, except on religious holidays.

 Amish Country News Feature Article by Sarah Ranck (1996)

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