When you say “Miller’s” in Lancaster County, almost everyone thinks of “Smorgasbord!” Miller’s Smorgasbord is indeed well-loved and deservedly famous. People have been eating themselves full at this same location since 1929 (chicken and waffles were on the menu then, and still are now!)
The Quilt Shop at Miller’s September 2022 Ad
The property today, however, features other retail pursuits in addition to the buffet, such as a specialty food store, a winery, a clothing and apparel store, and perhaps most visibly, a Quilt Shop. The Quilt Shop at Miller’s carries hundreds of handmade quilts, quillows, wall hangings and exquisite gift items from Amish, Mennonite, and other local artisans. The store is a well-lit, 3,500 square foot showroom, and the staff select only the finest examples of craftsmanship to grace the shelves.
Some of the quilts on sale are very special. Miller’s has for many years invited local quilter’s guilds to consign their handmade wares at the store, with 100% of the proceeds when they are sold going back to the guild for use in aiding the less fortunate, or those in need. Many of the guilds use the funds to purchase supplies to make quilted items for donation to local hospitals, shelters, etc.
Recently, Miller’s Quilt Shop was thrilled to present a check for $4,737 to the incredibly talented PieceMakers Quilt Guild (of Middletown Pennsylvania, not far from Hershey.) The money will be used to make donated comfort quilts.
Each year the PieceMakers donate hundreds of items such as comfort caps for cancer patients, placemats for meals on wheels, pillowcases for hospitalized children, duffel bags for foster children, and quilts for The Quilts of Valor which supports veterans. Nearly $4,800 is going to buy a lot of fabric and thread!
Being a part of this effort is easy. Stop in at Miller’s Quilt Shop and view the beautiful merchandise, and inquire if any guilds have a quilt on display for charity, and consider contributing, through buying, their beautiful, quilted pieces. Miller’s Quilt Shop is located at 2811 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks PA 17572. Call 717-687-8439 for hours. Visit online at www.quiltshopatmillers.com