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Hershey, Ephrata and Intercourse, Part Two, Thursday 25th March
March 25th, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

After travelling around the back roads of Amish country, we stopped at a shop that sold quilts and fabric.  No, I don’t sew, but I love walking around and admiring all of the colours…  :)

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A sign directed us to a Quilt Museum on the second floor.  After asking the guide if it was okay to take pictures, we wandered around the small display.  I tried to get a picture of the corresponding “card” for each quilt.  I knew that this would be information that Nina and Jean would like, but I wasn’t able to get a card for every quilt.  :(

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I included a closer look at the border of this postage stamp quilt because it is often the stitch work that amazes me as much as the colour….

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I absolutely love this one!!

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This is the other side of Distant Trees!….

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This quilt, hanging from the ceiling, made quite a statement!

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This was another of my favourite quilts (because of the colours), but there was always someone right in front of it so I didn’t get a good shot of it.  :(  

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I included this plain white quilt, not my favourite colour, because of the stitching which was a sight to behold.

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  This quilt didn’t have a sign that I could find, so it may have been a new addition to the display…

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After touring the Museum, we went downstairs to wander around the aisles of material….

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       And another section of the store had quilts for sale….

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Back out on the street, we walked around for a while peeking in windows and just enjoying the walk…. A hitching rail for horses….

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Quilts billowed in the breeze….

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I really liked this mural…

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Tourists on a buggy ride…

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A nursery had set out a lovely display of spring flowers…

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There was a very nice courtyard of assorted shops, no doubt a butcher, a baker and a candlestick maker!  :)

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I call this one “Self Portrait”  !!  :)

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One lonely horse in a sea of horse power…

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We made our way back to the car along this graveled pathway…

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While we were waiting to cross the street, we watched these two young Amish men wait for a bus…

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We got back in the car and proceeded to drive around the area… after all,  there was so much more Amish country left to explore. :)   I can see a Part Three coming up for Thursday the 25th of March….


2 Responses  
  • Nina Dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks for showing the beautiful quilts. I imagine they are something to behold in person! I love your self portrait, too. That is a very interesting place.

  • susan_dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I thought you would like the quilts Nina!! :) I saw mention today of a place near us in Florida that has lots of “quilt stuff” so we will have to visit them when you get here. The quilts in the shops were out of this world, but cameras weren’t allowed so I couldn’t take any photos…. :(


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