Vintage cars and quilts at Shipshewana

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

The Amish Buggy – Shipshewana

Kaye England and I were lucky enough to be able to take a trip in an Amish buggy with Mr Yoder. It was a rare experience and one I will never forget. He was a delightful man and he is so proud and matter of fact about his Amish life and Shipshewana.

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival.

I’ve just left Shipshewana and it’s certainly with a degree of sadness. Its left me with a desire to return and explore more.

We arrived at about 8.00 pm last Sunday. It was still light and as we made our way to the hotel, we passed a number of Amish buggies on the road. They hold a fascination for me. The stark black shape of the buggy as opposed to the beauty and fluidity of the horses trotting. The red sign on the back for safety is a design element and somehow I need to work it into a project.

Capture and create – two special events in June.

Monday, June 22, 9 am – 4:30 pm I’m going to take you on a the bus ride of your life, grab your camera and see the world through my eyes and then I will share my ‘Capture and Create’ ideas. How do you make a quilt from the images.

Experience a scenic bus tour unlike any other with Pam Holland, visiting off-the-map sites and capturing the simple beauty the area offers. Enjoy the splendor of area backroads as you experience an Amish schoolhouse, shop house, hand-painted barn quilts, and so much more.

Traveling again.

Amish clothesline (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Birth of Mennonite movement (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Quilt Event is over. AQS really work hard to help their visiting folk and I for one really appreciate their consideration. The wonderful Mr Terry was just a phone call away to help relay goods from one event to the other. He…

Amish country.

The day began early yesterday with a gathering at 8.30 and continued with a very important secret event for the main part of the day. By lunch time my luggage had still not arrived and I was beginning to panic a little. During lunch I excused myself and made a phone call to the airline…