404 Amy Lillard, Author at Not Quite Amish

It’s a Mud Sale!

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Welcome to Amish PA where it’s prime Mud Sale season! What exactly is a Mud Sale you ask? Mud sales are annual auctions held at or near local fire stations. These occur in the spring and are a major fundraiser for the volunteer fire companies in Amish communities. No, there’s no mud to be bought […]

Married for Life | Amish Secrets to Marriage

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I just celebrated my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with my husband. I’m not sure how we made it through a quarter of a century, but somehow we did, as well as three years together before that. Everyone is full of congratulations and well-wishers. Yet for most Amish couples, a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary is standard procedure. That’s […]

Amish Church Meal

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As an author of Amish romance, I talk often in my books about the meal after church. It’s well known that the Amish have a three-hour church service, then they have a meal that lasts well into the afternoon. But I never thought a great deal about what goes into one of these meals. Recently […]

Amish Auctions

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It’s widely known that the Amish take care of themselves. In fact, their sense of community is one of the many things I admire about them. One of the most popular ways that they support each other and their community is through various types of auctions. A few weeks ago, Lynette Sowell told us about […]

Amish Quilts

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I think most of us would agree that Amish quilts are something of a cultural icon. They are beautiful as well as functional, yet they also serve as a form of entertainment and togetherness for the Amish women who make them. I’m certain most of us have heard of or seen pictures of Amish women […]

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