The Quilt Shop at Miller’s will celebrate their 25th anniversary this June. During the month of June, stop by the store for live hand-quilting demonstrations every Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Store visitors will also be able to enter their names in a drawing for a quillow, a special handmade quilted blanket that folds up into a decorative pillow. On June 21, the store will host a big anniversary event where a free gift will be offered to the first 50 store visitors. There will also be a trivia game and live hand-quilting demos that Wednesday.
This store got started 25 years ago when store manager, Annette Nauman, was inspired to open The Quilt Shop at Miller’s in honor of her late grandmother, who was a hand-quilter. Nauman’s goal was to ensure hand-quilting didn’t become a lost art. She went to work knocking on the doors of local Amish and Mennonite families inquiring if anyone would be interested in selling their quilts at a new store that was opening soon. It took time to develop trusting relationships with these local artisans, but Annette proved that she could offer a safe and loving space to sell these artists’ handmade and handstitched quilts.
On June 22, 1998, the doors of The Quilt Shop at Miller’s opened just a few doors down from Miller’s Smorgasbord. Over the years, the business grew until the shop had over 30 consigners contributing to the store. Today, The Quilt Shop at Miller’s specializes in selling hand-stitched quilts crafted by Amish, Mennonite, and local artisans of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The store offers 3,500 square feet of retail space with hundreds of high-quality handmade quilts, all in varying designs and sizes, including bed quilts, lap quilts and baby quilts. The shop also sells a wide variety of handmade goods, such as quillows, potholders, aprons, baby cloth books, dolls, table runners, wall-hangings, wood items and much more.
Visitors to the store appreciate the knowledgeable and helpful employees that will take the time to explain the art of handmade quilts, the various patterns and designs, the artists who made them, and the efforts that goes into each quilt. The Quilt Shop at Miller’s takes pride in maintaining relationships with and showcasing the craftsmanship of the local Amish and Mennonite communities, while also keeping the art of hand-quilting alive and valued.
Stop by The Quilt Shop at Miller’s at 2811 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) Ronks, PA 17572, to see these beautiful works of art and to purchase one for your home. While you are here, don’t forget to stop by the other Shops at Miller’s including Locally Made Food Shop and Miller’s Smorgasbord. Visit online at www.quiltshopatmillers.com