Kevin and Yvonne Do Intercourse ( But Not What You Think!)

30 Sep

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Hi Everyone,

As the title of this posting suggests Kevin and I visited Intercourse, PA as well as Bird in Hand these last two days, today was very memorable as we managed to drive there and back without getting lost, whereas yesterday we toured the city of  Wilmington, DE for an hour trying to get back to my daughter Samantha’s home, this proved to be quite an adventure and we were able to see parts of the city Samantha hadn’t seen even though she has lived here for four years! Above is the typical mode of transport for the Amish people, there are hitching posts at most of the shops in this area, where they can tie up their buggies whilst doing their shopping and chores.

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As you can see the Halloween season is upon us and this shop not only had  a quilt on display but pumpkins and  plant pots of chrysanthemums in beautiful yellows, rusts and creams.

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This well known shop is Zooks, owned and run by an Amish family, they had a vast range of fabrics some of which we stock in Sawmillers, all the lighting is produced by gas and most of the shop assistants were Amish ladies.

DSCF0126I think everyone will recognise the ‘Old Country Store’, this is world famous and has huge stocks of fabrics all a bit overwhelming, the display of quilts for sale was many and varied, some were priced at US$1600.00, the workmanship was superb and mainly hand quilted, the one that took my eye was a Baltimore with the most exquisite needle turned applique, I thought of Judy and her patience with me and my leaves

DSCF0127Kevin has said I did very well to get two cars in this picture!

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These two quilts were hanging outside the Log Cabin Quilt Shop at Bird in Hand, PA.

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DSCF0125The last time we visited this shop just two years ago, the previous owners had sold the shop and there was very little stock, when we returned here yesterday we found it full to the brim with quilts, fabric, patterns and notions, the Mennonite lady shop assistant was very interesting to listen to, she was telling a party of German tourists how there language was spoken in church and school.

Well, it is time I finished this posting, I am missing Barney, Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant very much, but I have from DH that ‘the boys’ are fine.

So until next time,

Happy Quilting

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6 Responses to “Kevin and Yvonne Do Intercourse ( But Not What You Think!)”

  1. Julz 1 October, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    We are missing you lots too … Its interesting that the quilt shops are double storey! Am so looking forward to hearing more travelling tales from you and Kevin upon your return – not long until Quilt Market !!!

    Safe travels and Happy Shopping
    Love Jx

  2. diane 1 October, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    I love the purple quilt I guess I could do that next year .Looks like to me that they have more shops now than they use to have in 1980

  3. whskr 1 October, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    It sounds fascinating Yvonne!! In this fast and frantic age to find such amazing people is wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful time and that you bring home LOTS of delicious fabric. (Not that we are keen to see them Oh No, No, No, no. No really!!!!)

    Marjorie

    • Yvonne Matthews 2 October, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Marjorie.
      Thanks for the comment, we are looking forward to seeing what is available at Houston & hoping we can order some!
      The brooch is lovely, thanks
      Yvonne & Kevin

  4. Denniele 2 October, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Thanks for the photos and the comments. The area you are in is still on my must visit list. Continue to educate us!
    Denniele

    • Yvonne Matthews 2 October, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

      Hi
      We are having a really interesting time here, especially as we do know where we are going now! There is some beautiful fabric which we never see in NZ, but we also have the chance to get lovely fabric that I haven’t seen here either, so it’s swings & roundabouts. More pics going up soon, just off to mail stuff for Sawmillers now.
      Thanks, Yvonne & Kevin

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