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American Quilter’s Society celebrates 30 years, holds QuiltWeek here

Lancaster County is well known for its quilts. This year, beginning today, the American Quilter’s Society will hold its annual QuiltWeek at the Lancaster Convention Center. The location, given our local Old Order community members, seems appropriate.

American Quilter’s Society celebrates 30 years, holds QuiltWeek here in Lancaster

The Old Order communities – that is, the Amish and Mennonite ladies – are known for their gorgeous, high quality quilts. The quilts are practical items which makes them the perfect gifts. They are often passed down the generations or given as wedding gifts or the birth of a child.

In Lancaster City, at the historic Lancaster Central Market, one stand offers a fine selection of quilts and other crafts for sale. Flower Garden Crafts, owned by Nathan and Sally Lapp of New Holland, offers Sally’s hand made quilts. Central Market is open Tuesdays and Fridays (6 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturdays until 2 p.m. Located at 23 North Market Street, Central Market is an easy walk from the Lancaster Convention Center.

There will be over 100 vendors displaying their wares at the show. The Merchant Mall will be open during the regular show hours. Follow QuiltWeek on Facebook at

The American Quilter’s Society, headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Lancaster is just one of several locations the AQS will be at this year.

“I am excited that we can bring more QuiltWeek events to more quilters. From east to west, more quilters will be able to join the celebration,” said Chief Operating Officer Richard Louise in an AQS release.


The show will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday, it will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show runs today through Saturday, 15 March.


Daily admission to the show is $11 for members and $14 for the general public. A two-day admission is discounted to $20 and $25. A multi-day admission is discounted further to $25 and $35. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Convention Center

The Lancaster County Convention Center is located at 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster.

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