The Clinic for Special Children is a nonprofit medical facility in Lancaster County that serves primarily Amish and Mennonite children who are born with genetic disorders that more readily affect the Plain communities, especially those in Lancaster and the surrounding counties. Many of these disorders are fatal if untreated, but the Clinic for Special Children has greatly improved both quality of life and life expectancy for the children they serve. Since the clinic treats mainly Amish and Mennonites, many of whom choose mutual aid instead of traditional health insurance, costs for very specialized diagnosis, research, and treatment often become astronomical. The clinic regularly raises money through auctions, both in Lancaster County and online.
About the quilts . . .
The quilts are made by E&S Quilts, founded by Emma Stoltzfus over thirty years ago. Their quilts and wallhangings are machine pieced and hand stitched, high quality, and absolutely beautiful! The three quilts shown are part of the auction and several wallhangings are up for bid as well. You can find the online auction showing all the available pieces HERE.
If you've ever wanted to own an Amish quilt, this is a wonderful opportunity to do that as well as support a facility that's incredibly important to the Amish and Mennonite communities in the Lancaster area. It looks like the bidding ends on September 19.