"STITCHING MENDS MY SOUL"

Friday, November 19, 2010

WITH THE AMISH

As part of the Dear Jane retreat, I was went on a field trip to an Amish farm this morning. Following a cinnamon roll baking demo (while eating cinnamon rolls and having coffee), we went to the quilting room where 3 frames were set up. We had an Amish expert at each frame. They will be quilting the interior of the quilt, and we worked on the borders. We signed our names near our work. It was interesting to see the names of women who have worked on the quilts before us.

The woman at our frame remarked that it was just like her quilt bees, with all of us gathered around talking as we quilted, rolled the thread to one another, etc. I learned much about her family and life-style too. It was really nice when she told us how much she enjoys these times sharing her life with others. We were allowed to take pictures, but not of their faces.


6 comments:

Marls said...

What an amazing experience and such a privilege to be part of. The quilt is gorgeous.

Cheri said...

I always wanted to do a wedding ring quilt. This one is beautiful! What a wonderful way to spend a day! I have spent days in Jamesport MO an Almish community.

Angela said...

I'm sure that was amazing to get to do! Lucky you!

Pat said...

What fun!!!

Micki said...

I took a hand quilting course with the Amish, and I loved it. They are so inspirational!
Micki

Quilter Kathy said...

I am jealous! Sounds like my idea if the perfect day!