A Short History of Amish Quilting Styles

A Short History of Amish Quilting Styles

The Amish quilt started around the 1870’s, because of their religious beliefs to stay isolated from the modern world of pleasures and conveniences, quilting was at first a temptation that the Amish women resisted. After realizing the practical use of the quilt,...
From a Different View of Amish Country

From a Different View of Amish Country

History and Overview of Amish Country, USA The Amish began settling in America around 1730 with the first immigrants settling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. William Penn’s concept of religious tolerance known as the “Holy Experiment” was the...
Amish Traditions – Ordnung

Amish Traditions – Ordnung

Every individual part of the Amish lifestyle is based on a list of basic rules. Written or unwritten, these rules are observed by the entire community including the youngest of them. These rules are based on the Amish religion as well as Amish cultural traditions and...
Amish Country – A Great Place to Visit

Amish Country – A Great Place to Visit

The first Amish settlements were in Berks County Pennsylvania. The land there was highly suited to farming. During the French and Indian wars their homes were disturbed by raiders and many Amish found safe haven in Lancaster County, PA. Disputes among the people on...
Amish Furniture – Made in America, Loved by All

Amish Furniture – Made in America, Loved by All

In a fast-paced instant world, we are witnessing a gradual shift from reliance on durable furniture to easier-to-handle mobile furniture. The consumers are making a big compromise on the quality of furniture suitable for their homes. However, the purists would vouch...
Amish People – A Trip Back in Time

Amish People – A Trip Back in Time

The last thing most Americans expect to come upon when they’re driving their car is a horse and buggy on the road. However, for those of us who live in Amish country, it is nearly a daily occurrence. Who are the Amish people and why do they drive horses and...