zondag 5 oktober 2014

Intercourse : heart of the Amish country

Table at our summerhouse
Saturday 29/9, driving through the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, visiting several quiltshops. I have to make list for the next time ; ).

I hadn't really a wish list, if you are a quilter you don't need a wishlist, we can quickly make up our wishlist .

But I had two things: 
1. batting (not very interesting)
2.  a book about "making amish dolls'. 

You should think it would be easy in Lancaster, but it was only in the 4th quiltshop that I found a book. It wasn't even on the shelve, so they had to pick it from the attic. But even more suprisingsly, the lady in the shop wrote the book. Of course a picture! 

This weekend I started my first doll, the body wasn't too complicated, the dress however, seems pretty hard when I was reading the instructions. 

But you just have to do it, step-by-step. Like the Ikea-furniture, if you miss a step there will be a leftover at the end. Still working at the doll. Hope to show you the result end of the week.

if you want to read more about the Amish way of living go to website about Intercourse. 

Here is a list of the quiltshops we visited: 
Old Country Store - Intercourse
Log Cabin Quilt shop - Bird-in-hand
Zook's - Intercourse
Burkholder - Denver

Not the traditionally Amish quilts,but made by Amish women to be sold .....
Lovely baskets, of course I couldn't resist.

The author Jan and me.

2 opmerkingen:

Nana's Quilts zei

I am curious - did the children look away because you were taking the photo or just because? I never know if it is like Spakerburg or not. I really want to finish the asian quilt - hope I can get it done.

Yvonne zei

Heerlijke foto's. Het is zo leuk daar! Echt een plek waar iedere quilter een keer geweest moet zijn!