Loose Threads: Shipshewana Quilt Festival Part 2

Friday, July 7, 2017

Shipshewana Quilt Festival Part 2

Here are the rest of my photos from the Shipshewana Quilt Festival from last month.  The antique car museum is used to display antique quilts.  I love this hexagon quilt, and I think it would be fun to make.  It was really unusual.




These eight pointed stars set in a strippy setting with the big floral triangles made you do a double take.  The setting was really simple, but the quilt looked like it had a lot more going on because of the floral fabric.  



The clam shells look dimensional with a row of white shells in between the prints.


There are lots and lots of half square triangles in this quilt.   They finished about 1 1/4".


Love this mariner's compass.


This was just an unusual block, and the striped sashing just made the quilt.  


Blue Gate Restaurant is always a great place for lunch or dinner.  I met friends from Shipshewana for dinner there after the Quilt Festival closed.



The outside is just as pretty as the inside.




In the summer, there are several of these beautiful flower carts around town.  


The horse and buggy were in the shelter waiting for someone to take a ride.

Here's another flower basket across the street from the Blue Gate.

This buggy carried Amish coming into town.


This is what I bought at the festival.  The four wool packs on the left are from the Primitive Gatherings booth.  The three pieces of wool on the right are from the Carried Away Designs booth.  She has dyed wool to match the Sue Spargo thread that she sells.  I got a few spools of that, too.  


At Yoders I bought more Di Ford fabric.   I also bought fabric at Lolly's for quilt backings, but they are in use right now.  I'll show those quilts later.


Carrie also had the Sue Spargo Creative Stitching book.  Since I think I was the only person that loves to do handwork that didn't own this book, I bought it.


Hope you are finding some time to stitch today!


Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Love the vintage quilts displayed on the vintage cars, LuAnn! Some really unique quilts there!
Thanks for sharing some of the sights around town. So pretty!
It appears that you had some very successful shopping time, and you showed great restraint, IMO. : )

Chookyblue...... said...

Beautiful quilts........

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

That hexagon quilt does look interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

So many lovely quilts--fun to see them displayed on the cars! Looks like you found some pretty nice treasures too!

Karen said...

Always interesting to see what a quilter ends up taking home from a show or from an interesting quilt shop. I would have gone out with a couple big bagfuls from Lolly's. I have only been there once and will probably never have another opportunity but loved it. I came out with a very large purchase of fabric....nothing in quantity. Just fat quarters or 1/2 yards but oh so much to select from.

Barb said...

thanks for sharing some of the quilts. Love that clamshell.
Pretty flowers and you found some good fabric.
Looks like a great show.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I really like that Mariner's Compass also. So creative and different spin on the block. Thx for sharing

Brett Smith said...

Nice designs and color scheme. Good work Keep it up!! Essay-Writing-Library

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