Visiting Pennsylvania to see Amish quilts

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sara-rose Posted: Sat, Mar 9 2013 10:03 PM

Hello! I'm from New Zealand and am visiting PA in July and staying a night or two as I have a life-long love of Amish quilts and heritage. Can any one give me advice on where to stay, what to do, places to see authentic quilts etc? Any tips much appreciated- thanks!

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Joni replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 2:48 PM

don't forget to take lots of pictures to share with us!  Have an awesome trip.  I think Lancaster is the area you don't want to miss.  I loved it when I was there, visited the Amish harness makers, they do fantastic work.

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gini replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 2:53 PM

it has been a long time since i was there.   intercourse, PA was amish central then.    we drove around the country and whe you see a picture of a quilt hanging out by the mail box, that means there are quilts for sale.   that was the most fun, going to their houses and looking at all the quilts. 

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Patti replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 3:18 PM

Must visit the town of Intercourse, Pennsylvania. (Town name came from a time when that meant conversation.) Lots of quilts.


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My boyfriend and I spent a few days in the town of Intercourse, PA last April. We stayed at a bed & breakfast called "The Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village."  It's a great town-- lots and lots of Amish quilts and tours of Amish farms available. The people at the bed and breakfast were so nice, too.



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