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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Adventures of Rose and Karen

In June, Rose B. and Karen W. went on what has become their annual adventure to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana, Indiana. We took in the quilt and vendor show, shop hop to 8 quilt shops in the area and lecture by Kaye England entitled "Memories of a Quilter". Kaye's informative and delightful talk featured many tips and a trunk show of her wondetrful scrappy quilts. This year we added a new element - experiencing true Amish culture. We attended a quilting bee where we were fed a traditional Amish lunch and then invited to try our hand at quilting one of 4 framed quilts that were set up around the room. Karen had some difficulty threading her needle but then was good to go.

Shipshewana is only a 5 hour drive from London(without stops along the way) and a very reasonably priced, wonderful quilting adventure. Next year the festival runs from June 20 - 23. Any takers?

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