Rachel Thomas Pellman lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where, she says, “I am grateful to live in an area where weekend bike rides and long walks take me on back roads through meadows, fields, and gardens abundant with flowers, crops, trees, birds, and animals. They fill my mind with beauty and wonder. It is the simplicity of this earthiness, warmth, and basic rootedness that inspires my designs.” Rachel and her husband Kenny own and operate Rachel's of Greenfield where she designs and produces kits for small applique and pieced wall quilts, ornament kits plus punchneedle embroidery kits. Rachel's kits are wonderfully complete . . . wall quilt kits include all the fabrics for the top, back, binding, embellishments, precise patterns, and complete instructions. Ornament kits contain all the fabrics, embellishments, floss, precise patterns and illustrated instructions. The punchneedle kits include iron-on transfer patterns, illustrated instructions, foundation fabric and all the flosses. With everything in hand, quiltmakers, ornament makers and punchneedle enthusiasts from novice to expert can have the satisfaction of completing a project.
She has authored books on quilting including Quilted Projects with Wool and Woolfelt, Amish Wall Quilts, Tips for Quilters, and The World of Amish Quilts.
Rachel and Kenny happily share their lives with two sons, daughters-in-law, and four sweet grandchildren.