Amish Country

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It may be a little late to post about Spring Quilt Market. Lots of great pictures and information has been posted. I had the great fortune to drive to Market and had a wonderful experience on the way home that isn’t out-dated. A couple years ago, I met Ruth from the Log Cabin Quilt Shop in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I have written a few patterns for Ruth, including:

Faith and Family

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Heavenly Star Bed Scarf / Table RunnerMPQ125BedScarf

and Dahlia Star.

MPQ123DahliaStarI am also working on developing more patterns for her this year. Because that was such a fabulous experience meeting Ruth, Machelle Preston, my partner in craziness, and I took the opportunity to stop in the Amish communities of Berlin, Ohio and Shipshewana, Indiana.

Here are some pictures from the countryside we visited.

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There is something about a farm that is so peaceful. How is something that takes so much work so relaxing?

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We drove through the Berlin (pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable) on laundry day. Loved seeing the wash hanging out to dry.

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With the morning fog lifting, this picture turned out a little fuzzy. I couldn’t help playing with it.

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I love a good rocking chair!

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We don’t see rolling countryside like this in Utah. I was mesmerized.

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This fabulous barn quilt was on the side of a Little Helper’s Quilt Shop. They sold smaller ones in their shop.



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What trip wouldn’t be complete without pictures of a horse and buggy. The buggys in Ohio were not covered. The buggys in Indiana were enclosed.

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The juxtaposition of the buggy and the semi was interesting.

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It might be nice to take a horse and buggy to the quilt shop, but I think the novelty would wear off quickly.

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More barn quilts. Are they still called barn quilts when they aren’t on a barn?

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This has nothing to do with the Amish, but I actually caught the picture of the giant windmill blade driving down the road! Three of them went by. It was impressive.

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I love a good road trip. Stopping in these two Amish communities and meeting people along the way was the highlight of this trip.