Rachel Thomas Pellman 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 satifaction of completing a project.
Rachel has spent many hours in Amish homes learning the stories of Amish women, the histories of their quilts, and current trends in Amish quiltmaking. She has authored and co-authored numerous books including Amish Wall Quilts, The World of Amish Quilts, A Treasury of Amish Quilts and Tips for Quilters.
Other ventures include designing several lines of fabric with P & B Textiles. She teaches and lectures at local guilds and has participated in educational programs at Sotheby's and American Folk Art Museum in New York City.
Rachel grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the youngest in a family of ten children. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Home Economics education. She and Kenny are the parents of two sons, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and are members of Rossmere Mennonite Church.