Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Q...is for Quilt

Gramma Fannie's Quilt Barn is located in Holmes County,  better known in Ohio as Amish country (note the horse and buggy in the lower right).

The barn is actually a store featuring locally hand made quilts.  The Amish lady in the photo was cheerful and friendly and readily agreed to her picture being taken. The quilts were beautiful and expensive.  This was not a bargain barn!
Upstairs, an elderly Amish woman hand stitches a quilt.
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29 comments:

Rena said...

What a treat to visit such a place!

EcoRover said...

My wife is a quilter, and as a cultural historian I've always been fascinated at quilts as a sort of family/cultural glue.

Elaine Dale said...

Carol, this is a wonderful post! The photos are so rich with colour and beauty.

Maria said...

these are gorgeous and interesting to see one being made, thanks for taking us on the visit with you

Sylvia K said...

What terrific shots and I love the quilts! Such great colors! Excellent post, Carol! Have a great week!

photowannabe said...

Those quilts are spectacular and no they aren't cheap, but the workmanship is amazing.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, Quilt is such a great Q! Why didn't I think of that? I love the creativity and craftiness of the Amish women. It is so lovely! I also love the picture in your blog header. I don't think I have ever met you before at ABC Wednesday. It is nice to meet you!

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful photos! Quilting is such a worthwhile art!

Deb said...

beautiful quilts...what a fun place to visit...

Reader Wil said...

How clever to make such beautiful quilts! Last week Arkansas Patti told a very beautiful story about the Amish people. Thanks for your visit.

Marie Reed said...

This is fascinating! I've always been so curious about the Amish!

Mara said...

The patience they need! I would be bored to tears within ten minutes. But absolutely lovely quilts though.
Good choice!

Grace and Bradley said...

This is the second quilt post I have seen today. These are lovely quilts, must be very expansive.

Miss_Yves said...

Stunning post !

mitt vattenhål said...

Wonderful quilts and so much work put into each oneI can understand they are not cheap......

Ria said...

What a great new banner on top of your blog! I also like the quilts. I probably could've walked around that store with you all day....as long as they allowed coffee inside.

Love you!

Dragonstar said...

Exquisite work. A wonderful place to visit.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How nice they allowed you take photos so the rest of us could ooh and ahh! A well-made quilt is worth the money considering the hours it takes to make one. ;-)

Janie said...

Wow, those quilts are works of art. I'd never have the patience, but I can certainly admire the skill. Great Q!

nonizamboni said...

Great choice for Q that brought back memories of living in PA and visiting quilt shops in Lancaster County. I have a smallish Mennonite made heart-shaped quilted wall hanging from there, a most prized possession.
Thanks for sharing!

Hilary said...

Wow, a different world to my legs in Brighton :) What beautiful quilts.

Joy said...

Beautiful quilts and interesting view of the Amish I am always amazed by the intricate work and imagination that goes into quilts.

J said...

Those quilts look gorgeous - I'm not surprised they're expensive, so much work must go into them.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Carol. We have an Amish community not far from where I live, too. It's a very interesting place to visit, not to mention the wonderful homemade goodies and crafts one can buy there. My mother is a quilter, so I know the price of a quilt doesn't come close to the hours put into one!

Phoenix said...

Wow those are gorgeous quilts, you can really tell lots of love was put into making them. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful place. :)

Karyn said...

What a feast for the eyes! Would be a wonderful place to visit.

Sistertex said...

Wow Carol - how awesome is the Quilt place, I'd be walking through there with my mouth hanging open looking at all those beautiful quilts! Nice photos to the place too. A beautiful post to be sure.

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Arija said...

A most beautiful post. I would never expect a quilt not to be expensive with all the artistry and zillions of hours of labour of love that goes into one.

Mary said...

Wonderful! I love anything about quilting and this looks like a terrific place.