Welcome to Illinois Amish Quilts
Arthur, Illinois and the surrounding Illinois Amish Country is justly famous for the locally produced quilts. For many Amish ladies in this area quilting is still a major form of socializing and contributing to the family economy. They make quilts for their own use, to donate to charity fund raisers and auctions, and for sale to the "English". Other local non-Amish ladies just like to quilt and have their closets piling up and need to make some room.
About us- We became involved in offering local quilts to the public after several "country shops" discontinued their quilt offerings due to changes in their family lives, and the opportunities to sell the locally produced quilts were lost. A number of ladies came to us with the comments that they had quilts to sell and no way to sell them. With our 50+ years of Arthur retail experience, a number of web shops, and continuous contact with numerous local Amish custom furniture makers in our other store (The Wood Loft), we were able to step in and help fill the void. We now offer an extensive collection of quilts, marked tops, runners and placemats from local Illinois quilters, both in our store in Arthur, and here on the internet.
Our inventory changes quite a bit and we try here to show some of our current inventory. There are often new quilts in our store not yet shown here, and occasionally some of our online items have been sold. These are not mass produced items . All are one of a kind. All of our quilters have different degrees of expertise, but at the same time all of our quilts are high quality, stitched by skilled quilters. Quilts are noted as to the nature of the stitching, whether, hand or machine pieced or quilted, the actual size and cost.
Browse our offerings and local information. Should you see an item you might like, you may order it here on line, with a full, money back guarantee (shipping costs excepted) so you can see it at home, and judge the quality and colors for yourself.