Visiting the Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2013

In another lifetime, I visited Shipshewana for the first time and all I really remember from that visit was my oldest daughter making friends with a little Mennonite girl and playing with her.  As this is our summer of day trips instead of a vacay, it seemed like time for a return trip.  If we were going, I wanted to be sure we would be visiting the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.  We spent last Saturday doing all kinds of fun things.  It was just a delightful day, too much for one blog post.  Today I will show pictures from the Quilt show and later on I will do a post on the winning quilts, one on the "car" quilts and eventually the Quilt Barns.  Plus I've done some shopping!  First let's take a tour of the show.  This show is in the middle of rural Amish country and the quilts reflect this traditional approach to quilting.

Seeing beautiful new quilts makes me Sew happy!

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    What do you do after retiring from 35 years of teaching Spanish and French? EVERYTHING! All those things I had just a bit of time to do I now have lots more time to do! I teach college classes part time some semesters, quilt, sew, travel, swim, read, eat chocolate, bike a bit, walk some, dabble in yoga, try golf, try knitting and then quilt and sew some more.

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