Category: Amish Questions Answered

Unusual Amish Communities

Beth Rice 09/04/2020

You might be surprised to hear that Amish communities can and do differ. Erik Wesner, founder of amishamerica.com, a great source of information on everything Amish, contributes this guest blog about how practices among Amish communities vary. Unusual Amish Communities by Erik Wesner The Amish might at first glance seem like a uniform group of people. Plain clothes, beards, buggies…yet within the 2500+ Amish congregations, there is a surprising amount of variety. While all Amish… Unusual Amish Communities

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10 Ways Amish People Travel

Beth Rice 27/02/2020

We are thrilled to have Erik Wesner, founder of amishamerica.com and author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive contributing to Timber to Table. Erik has written several posts for us in years past, providing insight on different aspects of Amish life. Here Erik contributes the various ways Amish people get around, and it’s not always by horse and buggy! 10 Ways Amish People Travel by Erik Wesner In our… 10 Ways Amish People Travel

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Amish Q & A with DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller

Beth Rice 09/08/2018

We recently hosted a Facebook Live Q and A session about the Amish. All staff gathered in the DutchCrafters showroom for the event. CEO Jim Miller fielded questions from staff and viewers. *Answers have been edited for clarity. Jim Miller grew up in a Mennonite community and lived near Amish people for many years. For the last 15 years, he’s been leading DutchCrafters in connecting customers with beautiful Amish made furniture, and he’s developed relationships… Amish Q & A with DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller

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Where the Women are in Amish Woodshops

Beth Rice 22/02/2018

Amish women are wives, mothers, homemakers and active members of their churches. They contribute to running households and making decisions for the home and family. Many Amish women branch out and work outside the home, creating their own businesses. It’s not unheard of for them to make and sell handcrafted items like quilts or to run restaurants, bakeries, or produce stands. Amish girls usually work until they get married. Many work in factories or furniture… Where the Women are in Amish Woodshops

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Amish Quilt Making

Debra Gingerich 18/03/2016

March 19 is National Quilting Day. It celebrates quilts and those who make them, which means it is an important day for us at DutchCrafters since the Amish are well known for their quilt making. I grew up with a quilt frame in the dining room, where my mother would applique pieces of the Tree of Life quilt pattern during brief moments of free time. Every year, the women at the Mennonite church we attended… Amish Quilt Making

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Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

Jayca Pike 10/12/2015

On January 6th, the Amish get an extra dose of Old Christmas cheer. So what is this Amish Holiday Tradition all about? Related Posts Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions Whether it’s cutting the first slice of turkey, watching the parade, or reciting a prayer before the meal, Thanksgiving Day Read more Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest Space Got guests?  If you’ve got friends and family planning to stay with you for the holidays,… Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

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Amish Misconceptions

Jayca Pike 17/08/2015

Persistent Amish Misconceptions We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive back to help clear up some common Amish fallacies.  Related Posts The American Lumber Shortage: What You Need to Know for Solid Wood Furniture Many of us took a good look around last year. Inside and around our homes, that is. As the COVID-19 Read more Custom Breakfast Nook FAQs Gatherings for family meals come in all… Amish Misconceptions

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish History

Jayca Pike 10/08/2015

Amish History By Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, Where do the Amish come from? How did they find their way from Europe to America? We take a brief look at Amish history below, dating back to their roots in 16th-century Europe. Related Posts Things to Know About Wood Inlays Wood inlays are a type of furniture feature that catches the eye. They represent the work of… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish History

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Businesses

Jayca Pike 03/08/2015

Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, guest blogs for us today, all about: Amish Businesses If you’ve traveled through an Amish community lately, you may have noticed any number of roadside stands, small shops and signs advertising food and other goods for sale. Amish entrepreneurs can be found in nearly every Amish community, and in some places have surpassed farmers in number. Today, Amish run thousands… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Businesses

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Children

Jayca Pike 27/07/2015

Happy Monday, everyone!  Say hello again to our friend Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, here to tell us more about the lives of Amish children. Read on: Related Posts The American Lumber Shortage: What You Need to Know for Solid Wood Furniture Many of us took a good look around last year. Inside and around our homes, that is. As the COVID-19 Read more Custom Breakfast… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Children

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Everything You Want to Know About: Types of Amish

Jayca Pike 20/07/2015

Say hello again to Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, as he explains the different types of Amish groups spread across the country: Related Posts The American Lumber Shortage: What You Need to Know for Solid Wood Furniture Many of us took a good look around last year. Inside and around our homes, that is. As the COVID-19 Read more Custom Breakfast Nook FAQs Gatherings for… Everything You Want to Know About: Types of Amish

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Transportation

Jayca Pike 13/07/2015

We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the Timber to Table blog today, to tell us a little bit more about Amish transportation – horse and buggy, and beyond! Erik, you’re up! Related Posts The American Lumber Shortage: What You Need to Know for Solid Wood Furniture Many of us took a good look around last year. Inside and around our homes, that is.… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Transportation

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Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Church

Jayca Pike 06/07/2015

We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive,  back to the blog to discuss another interesting facet of Amish life: the Amish Church. “The Amish are widely recognized as a devout people. God—and by extension the church—is the center of Amish life. Not just something they do on Sunday, the church is very much a part of everyday life.” Read more of Erik’s explanation: Related Posts 10… Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Church

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Everything you Want to Know About: Amish Clothing

Jayca Pike 29/06/2015

Say hello to Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, as he joins us again to explain a facet of Amish life that most of us English folk find curious: Amish Clothing. Welcome back & take it away, Erik – Related Posts Custom Breakfast Nook FAQs Gatherings for family meals come in all shapes and sizes, and so do Amish custom breakfast nooks. There are a Read more… Everything you Want to Know About: Amish Clothing

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Everything You Want to Know About: The Amish and Technology

Jayca Pike 22/06/2015

We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, back to the blog to explain another aspect of Amish life that . . . confuses outsiders, to say the least. What, exactly, is the relationship between the Amish and technology? Do go on, Mr. Wesner . . . Related Posts The American Lumber Shortage: What You Need to Know for Solid Wood Furniture Many of us took a… Everything You Want to Know About: The Amish and Technology

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