Keep creativity flowing.
Creativity loves company. What drives you to craft and make? Do you envision the color combos, textures, and designs? Or do you love the energetic innovation followed by the soothing task? Sometimes, the process is as satisfying as the product. We are makers and doers in Amish Country. Whether motivated by necessity or artistic vision, crafting is a part of our tradition. Stop by to find your newest project and stock up on inspiration. Or, shop and support our local artisans. As a crafter, you know the time and heart required to produce each piece.
Plaid Sheep Company will inspire a creative endeavor or supply your latest craze. They offer kits, fabrics, homespuns, patterns, and models. There’s an excellent wool selection for both rug hooking and wool applique. It’s also home of the Backyard Friends original designs. After finding all of your supplies, shop the nearby stores at Schrock’s Heritage Village.
Helping Hands Quilt Shop is a destination in itself. The shop features over 3,000 bolts of fabric, plus notions, stencils, frames, and embroidery. You can often find local ladies working around the quilt frame. If you admire the artisanship but lack the skill, Helping Hands also offers over 100 locally made quilts and gift items. They’ve been in Holmes County since 1974, but the quilting tradition goes back farther than anyone here can remember!
Miller's Dry Goods has the fabric you’re looking for! With over 8,000 bolts, the only danger is not knowing which to choose. The shop has grown from a small store run from the family kitchen to two buildings filled with fabric, notions, batting, stencils, and crafts. They also feature beautiful locally made quilts, wall hangings, place mats, and carpets. If you can’t make the trip, check their online store for their awesome inventory and ideas.
Can you guess when the oldest surviving quilt was made? While quilts have been referenced in medieval inventories of family assets, the oldest quilt still in existence and on display in England dates to 1718. Who knows--your craft may be in a museum in 300 years!
Shop for inspiration and handmade crafts at Sol’s. This is one of Ohio’s largest craft malls and features over 350 vendors with unique items that have been hand-sewn, cut, poured, or painted. With buggy rides, homemade ice cream, and kettle corn available, this stop is uniquely Amish Country.
New Towne Gallery believes that inspiration occurs when you’re surrounded by exceptional art. The shop, located in Historic Downtown Millersburg, is filled with fine art and furniture. Featured artists work using canvas, metal, wood, and more. Whether artist, aficionado, or curious crafter, this is a shop worth seeing.
Seeking the unique and one-of-a-kind? The Jenny Wren has over 50 local families represented in their one storefront in Historic Downtown Millersburg. They feature handcrafted home furnishings and gifts at affordable prices. If supporting local artisans matters to you, make sure to shop The Jenny Wren.
Amish Co Pro Tip
You don’t have to be an expert already! Plaid Sheep Company schedules retreats and workshops that will help you grow your crafting skills. Just give them a call for more information on workshops coming up.
A retreat makes the most of your crafting and friendships. 1847 Quilt Retreat Center at Historic Hotel Millersburg is a charming retreat destination in the heart of Ohio's quilt country. This lodging and venue makes the planning easy for organizers of retreats with straightforward rates and personalized attention. It’s located within walking distance to shops and restaurants.
If your group needs a little peace and privacy, stay over at Mrs. Miller’s Cabin in Charm. Find country luxury in a fully furnished log cabin with a covered bridge, as well as a relaxing porch and patio. The cabin features four bedrooms, two baths, A/C, satellite TV, and wifi, which makes it perfect for families and friends!
If you’re looking to get away while staying close to attractions, Berlin Grande Hotel is a great choice. With a location just steps away from downtown Berlin, you can enjoy the best of the country and the village. The Hotel features 102 guest rooms, elevator access, and 2 meeting rooms. They also offer complimentary hot breakfast, indoor heated saltwater pool, free Wi-Fi, and have experience organizing for groups of crafters. It’s an ideal option whether you travel with a group or solo.