Thursday, October 14, 2010

Indiana Amish Quilt Murals!

Good Morning!  Thanks to all of you who requested the Tablerunner Pattern!  When you have one done, send me a picture and we'll have a parade when I get several of them.  It will be fun to see what you come up with!

For those of you who are new to me, one of the things that you will see now and then are pictures of our quilt travels.  Not long ago, Bill and I visited Indiana Amish country around Shipshewana, IN.  During the summer they had a tour of Quilt Gardens and Murals that included several communities in the area.  If you've never been there, it is a quilters Mecca!  Go if you have a chance.  It's just so charming to see the buggies rambling down the street along with the regular traffic.

The Quilt Gardens were kind of shot by the time we got there, but here are a couple of pics to give you an idea....

But what I loved the most were the Quilt Murals!  These were mounted on businesses throughout the area.  What a treat to see one gorgeous quilt after another.....

One of the best things we did was going to the old Chase Bag Co. factory in Goshen that they have made into shops and restaurants.  You know what a feedsack freak I am!  Of course they had a Quilt Mural on their building and I kid you not, this word is on that building!  It is not a new word, either.  They have pics of it being there decades ago.  I now know there is a term for being a feedsack freak.  I am a BAGOLOGIST!!

So that's it for today!  I'm still getting through comments from the Giveaway, but it's taking me a LONG time to look at blogs and catch up with all of you.  I'm having a ball!  See you next time~