Amish Quilts and Amish Living Blog
Why do Amish people seem so content? This is something that perplexes many of the visitors to an Amish community. All of their visitors from the outside world are used to the many modern conveniences they just do not even want to think about living without them. Most think life without electricity, cars, planes, mobile phones, computers and television would not be worth living. This is really just how spoiled most of us have become.
All of the modern conveniences have been created in the last 100 years or so. Before that time everyone lived like the Amish do now. Back then life was simpler and living for the moment with what was around them was all that mattered.
Most people that live outside of an Amish community do not know what to do with themselves when the electricity goes out or the water stops running. It is almost like life comes to an end until those utilities are restored. Everyone is happy when the lights come back on to the point that you can generally hear a cheer in the neighborhood when it happens. That is just how dependent all of us have become on the modern conveniences we all now take for granted until they are taken away.
The Amish have none of that. They use kerosene lanterns to light their homes. To stay warm in the winter months they use a fire place where coal or wood is burnt. The Amish also have a plentiful supply of the quilts the ladies of the community make each year.
Because the Amish community is only reliant on its members and what they can actually produce, they take great care and pride in it. This is shown in the high quality of the Amish quilts that are still being produced today. The people of the community need them to survive the cold winter months so they are made to server that purpose. This high level of craftsmanship is seen in all of the things they produce, not just the quilts.
The handmade wooden furniture is also cherished by those that own them in the outside world. No machinery at all is used in their construction. The quality of these and all other products is a leading reason for such a high level of satisfaction and being content by the members of the Amish community.
For the many outsiders that think the Amish are a backward ignorant community just because they shun modern conveniences really do not know or understand this peaceful and religious group of people. They choose to live this way on purpose so they can lead simple satisfying lives to honor our Lord Jesus Christ. This honoring is done in everything they do and accomplish each and every day. It is the most peaceful way of life on this planet today. Who wouldn’t be content.
The Amish won’t defend themselves against false TV shows like Amish Mafia because it is not their way to do so. These are a very religious group of people that like to minimize contact with the world outside of their community. They are self sufficient in terms of food and materials but they have had to make contact in recent [...]
There is nothing like visiting a real Amish Market when you have a desire to purchase delicious organic food. There are also markets that have beautiful handmade items as well, for example Quilts are a very popular tradition in the Amish community. Each stall is manned by family members that either made the items or grew the food [...]
Amish people have an honest love for people and a joy in living life in general. This was the teachings of Jesus Christ of which they follow very closely. Love thy neighbor as one loves thyself is strictly practiced in this closed community. As anyone who has actually visited an Amish community will tell you, all visitors that are [...]
The Amish make great and unusual preserved fruits and vegetables so they can feed their families during the long cold winter months. This is the same process the early American frontier families used so they can sustain their lives. Unlike the frontier families, the Amish families today do have access to supermarkets and grocery stores. Just because they have access [...]
Amish people really know how to do manual labor and hardly look tired when performing their chores. This seems amazing to most from the outside world. Many claim it is in their genetic makeup, but in reality it is because these people are used to it. Even the women fill their spare time with Hand quilting beautiful Amish Quilts. The [...]
Bold, strong and vibrant are words that describe the colors that the Plain Old Order Mennonite and Amish choose to use in their Amish Quilts. Against the backdrop of a starkly white old farmhouse, are rows of brightly colored flowers, surrounding the pathway up to the door, making a welcome for folks to visit. The [...]
Each of the seasons create a different type of work for the Old Order Mennonite and Amish Quilters in south central Pennsylvania and Lancaster PA. The long days and constant work of the summer months, are packed full for the Amish women with weeding the kitchen garden plot, small farm roadside stands, and busy farmers [...]
The Amish are nothing like what is portrayed on TV shows that are currently airing on the networks. Like most things seen on TV by the American audience, the so called true events are greatly fictionalized and sensationalized to help keep the viewers attention and interest in them. A majority of the TV shows depicting the Amish are not [...]
What are some contrasts comparing the Amish to the Modern World and the people that inhabit it? This is a list that could go one for a very long time, but in simple terms, anything created or made after the mid 1800’s is not used in daily life. This is why you will see horse drawn buggies but no [...]