All posts tagged: Amish

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.

Take a tour with me in Shipshewana – Enjoy the spectacular quilts and the ambience.

Its taken me a week to be able to get the photos of Shipshewana up on the blog. So here they are.  Kaye and I visited Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques. It’s a wonderful store, with so much to see. The heart beat a little faster. This is a stunningly beautiful Amish quilt. It was exciting to see it up close. These were my purchases a summer quilt top made of over 1900 + suffolk puffs. It is made of 30’s fabrics and I love the way she has the colors in stripes. I  love old children’s books and this little Wee Willie book is added to the library. These were some of the other things we found in Rebecca’s store.

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 even forwarded my boxes on to the next event. Thank you. I made lots of new friends and spent time with special people I meet at these regular events. Had dinner with John and Alex Anderson last night and it was good to catch up with the news from the Quilt Show. They have some great new ideas for the coming year and I will add some  snippets a little more regularly than the past year. I didn't have much time to get out to sample more Amish fare and experiences  its just too cold. It snowed again yesterday and tomorrow its predicted there will be a 6" snow fall. I will be in the warmth of New Orleans and …

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 company only for them to inform me that they had no record of the luggage and in fact they didn't even fly into Lancaster.!!!!! Was it a figment of my imagination that I flew in that little plane last night? OK, so I needed to think rationally and I rang the terminal instead to be told the luggage was indeed there and they were putting it into a cab  so it was on the way to the hotel. My lunch tasted sweeter than ever, but there was still a niggling feeling that my luggage was in the hands of a stranger. My precious quilts. While waiting I allowed myself a visit to the Central Market opposite the hotel. Housed in …