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Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Quilt Country

Places to see and things to do in a region known for its rich quilting heritage.

Famous Pastries


A regional specialty, cream-filled chocolate whoopee pies are piled high on a pastry counter in the Central Market Farmer's Market.

Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop
The spot for shoo-fly pie, angel food cake, and potato rolls
542 Gibbons Rd.
Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717/656-7947

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Famous Pastries


A regional specialty, cream-filled chocolate whoopee pies are piled high on a pastry counter in the Central Market Farmer's Market.

Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop
The spot for shoo-fly pie, angel food cake, and potato rolls
542 Gibbons Rd.
Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717/656-7947

Options Galore


Located in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, the Jam and Relish Kitchen sells 72 flavors of jams, jellies and regional relishes made on site.

Jam and Relish Kitchen
Kitchen Kettle Village
Route 340
Intercourse, PA 17534
800/732-3538
www.kitchenkettle.com.

Village Quilts
Kitchen Kettle Village
Route 340
Intercourse, PA 17534
717/768-2787
www.kitchenkettle.com/quilts

All Aboard


Take a 45-minute ride on a steam train through Pennsylvania Dutch farmland.

Strasburg Rail Road
Route 741 E
Strasburg, PA 17579
717/687-7522
www.strasburgrailroad.com

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Route 741
Strasburg, PA 17579
717/687-8628
www.rrmuseumpa.org

Down Time


Pastoral country views can be seen all around Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Quilts Old and New


A contemporary quilt in earthy colors hangs in the People's Place Quilt Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Admission is free.

The People’s Place Quilt Museum
3518 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
800/828-8218, ext. 231
www.ppquiltmuseum.com

Long-Standing Tradition


Selling Amish quilts since 1980, Esh's Quilts in Gordonville, Pennsylvania welcomes visitors with colorful "Quilts for Sale".

Esh’s Handmade Quilts
3829 Old Philadelphia Pike
Gordonville, PA 17529
717/768-8435

Quilts and More


Quilts and quilt-related items can be found at the Quilt Shop at Miller's Smorgasbord in Ronks, Pennsylvania. The well-lit shop offers quilting demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Quilt Shop at Miller’s Smorgasbord
Route 30, Ronks, PA 17572
800/669-3568, ext. 249
www.millers1929.com

Right at Home


Fabric lovers can find shopping opportunities in local homes.

Hannah Stoltzfoos Quilts and Handmades
216 Witmer Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17602
717/392-4524

Country Hospitality


Bird-in-Hand Country Store located in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania offers free Quilters Candy, a fat sixteenth tied with a scrap.

Bird-in-Hand Country Store
2679 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340)
Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717/393-5321

Signs of the Times


This colorful sign points the way to the oldest turkey farm in the United States.

Quilts All Around


A common site in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a vibrant one-patch charm quilt is displayed on a front porch.

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Center
For a list of member quilt shops, click on shopping, then quilts.
800/723-8824
www.padutchcountry.com

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