Thursday, April 16, 2015

Retreating in Shipshewana

I arrived in Shipshewana, Indiana, on Tuesday for our semi annual quilt retreat at the Farmstead Inn. I've done some shopping, eating, and talking. I took a few photos today when I walked over to Yoders Department Store. Some photos are blurry, but you can see all of the fabric temptation. 

There are so many solid colors here that it's hard to choose. This beautiful table makes me smile each time I see it. 

There are lots of jello rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, and other precuts. 

This quilt kit can be yours. I love all of those half square triangles. I'd probably change the center 

More solids...

And even more


It really is a bit overwhelming. 

I think I bought the pattern for this quilt several years ago. 

This photo is blurry, but I love these hexagons. This quilt is set like my Road 66 quilt with the tiny diamond path. 

They have a ruler for everything.
A cart of pillows for sale 
I've spent some happy hours in this gazebo with friends. 
The horse and buggies are everywhere. 
It's fun to walk around Shipshewana because you see things like this. It made me laugh.  My first thought was .....there's free manure everywhere. 

Hope you are finding some time to stitch today. 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your walk. There is so much temptation! And what did you find to go back home with you? :)

  2. I'm going to be in IN next week, and the one place I wanted to stop was Yoder's. But, alas, the schedule of meetings doesn't put me near there during their hours of operation. Maybe next time. Glad you are having fun...and I get to see what I'm missing. Lane

  3. Oh that cracks me up about the free manure!
    Thanks for the great post.

  4. I'm so jealous. That is all.

  5. Wish I were there, I Love Shipshewana and the Dear Jane retreats are so much fun!!!Hope you have a great time :)

  6. I love the glimpses into your retreats that you share with us. As close as I will ever get to this fun place, I'm sure.

  7. Shipshewana a pretty place for a visit. Nice photos. Retreats are fun. Love the fabric shop and so much stock It can be overwhelming all the choices

  8. I wonder how many triangles are in the quilt with the house in the middle. I am guessing about a million.

  9. Have a great retreat. Be sure to pack up some of that manure for your gardens back home 😄😄😄

  10. My hubby and I want to visit Shipshewana this summer ... we're hoping to go when the quilting garden is in bloom. Yoder's is definitely on my list ... based on what you've shared, I'll have to tell hubby to grab a second book to read while I'm shopping. ha!

  11. It sure does look like you are in heaven! ENjoy every minute!

  12. Wow! what fun - have a super time!! I've always wanted to go to there!


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