Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday - back home

row of Amish buggies & horses

I love the sound of the buggies clip-clopping on the paved streets. This picture was taken at E & S Bulk Food Sales. It's a must stop if you are in Shipshewana, IN in addition to Lolly's Fabric Shop, Rebecca's Antiques, The Bread Box Bakery, Jo Jo's Pretzel's, Wana Cup and The Blue Gate Restaurant. In these places you'll no doubt run into a fellow retreater.

What a wonderful time was shared by everyone these past few days in Shipshewana! The time goes by so quickly and soon we are counting the days until the next retreat.

On Thursday, two cars carrying eight Janiacs traveled to Marion, Indiana to see the exhibit of doll quilts belonging to Judi Gunter and Phyllis Twigg-Hatcher at The Quilter's Hall of Fame. This building was the home of Marie Webster who wrote the first book on quilt history. There were 100 years of doll quilts on display. Our group was excited to see the double handled basket quilt that inspired Jo Morton to make it.



The next two photos show the room and the desk where Marie Webster wrote her book, Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them.
Marie Websters bedroom & work area
Marie Webster's writing desk

I'll post more pictures soon. There's lots to catch up on and Thanksgiving is only three days away. It's good to be home.

10 comments:

Susan said...

The buggies look the same in Lancaster. =) It sounds as if you had a marvelous time. Thank you for sharing the photos of Marie Webster's home. I will put that on my list, if I'm in that area again.

Cathi said...

Great photos of the home and quilts. Thanks! Glad you had a good time!!

Karen said...

Oh, Jeanne, thank you for mentioning the Marie Webster Home including the exhibit. First time I've heard of all of that! Are there really 100 quilts?

paula, the quilter said...

I love to tour those old homes/museums. I went into one in Grand Lake Colorado called The Kaufman House. There was a quilt show in the House so every room had one or more quilts from the period. I vividly remember the absolutely pristine velvet & silk crazy quilt over the back of the settee in the parlor.

Yvonne said...

Welcome home Jeanne....awesome photos. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Jan said...

It's great to go, but it's always nice to come home! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Very interesting about the Marie Webster home--thanks for sharing!

Meredith said...

Welcome home. It sounds like you had a graet time. The quilt photos are great. I have not been there but I would like to go someday.

Kathy Wagner said...

I am enjoying the photos from your retreat...glad you had a great time! Did you do any sewing?!?!

Anne Ida said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had a wonderful time, and it looks like a great place to visit!

corry said...

I love to see these pictures! I've been in Shipshewana in '93. It was during my first trip to the Us. We where invited by an Amish family in their home to stay the night. They showed us around in the area and we went to other peoples houses. For us foreigners from Holland it was quite an experience!