Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amish Country

I have been lucky enough to go quilt shop hopping in Pennsylvania Amish country. Last fall I met up with my friend in Ohio and we had a fun road trip. I showed photos from the Harrisburg quilt show on a previous post. The shopping topped that for sure! Have you ever seen such a beautiful setting for a quilt shop? It seemed like we traveled back roads to get there, but I think it was really the scenic route!

Burkholders Fabric- in the middle of a corn field! Just looking at the photos makes me want to go back.

This was part of the motivation for a trip. A truckload sale at Sauders! The prices cannot be beat! Please tell me where you can buy a Moda bolt of fabric for about $2.oo yard and I'll plan a trip!! The whole place is jammed packed and prices are unbelievable. There were a whole lot of shoppers too, but I was prepared for that, making sure I was in no hurry. Everyone was very friendly and chatty.


I have to admit I am not a drinker, but we were at a local brewery so I ordered the beer sampler. Have you ever seen such a sampler!!!??? Needless to say I didn't drive us back to the hotel. I also went out for a long walk in the morning to burn some of it off. (Weight Watcher leader you know!)


Here is the loot I brought home. I also jammed a priority mail box full of my clothes. When I arrived at the airport my checked bag was 1 pound over! I think I grabbed a pair of shoes out and added that to my super heavy carry on. If you click to enlarge you can see 3 bolts of fabric. The basket, the wooden bowl and the little crock all came home with me. Fun, fun memories!!

5 comments:

  1. I have fabric shopped in Amish country in Pennsylvania. The one fabric shop had no electric lights and it was a cloudy day. It was very hard to see what the fabric colors really were. An interesting experience. Also, no charge cards accepted.

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  2. These are my favorite quilt shops to go to when we go out to Pa Shopping.
    Oh and did you go to Martins , above the grocery store?
    that was a treat too!
    I love hitting zooks truckload sale!
    enjoying your blogs a lot!
    Kathie

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  3. That looks so fun! I can't imagine having the fabric 2.00/yd. That would be a fun friend trip. Good for you, getting it all home, too.

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  4. I'd love to go on a trip like that! I would have posted my clothes home too to make way for bargains.

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  5. Oh my gosh.... I would have fallen over for $2 Moda! Oh my oh my... my heart is fluttering at the thought :o)

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