The annual Mennonite/Amish quilt show

I’m behind in writing about something Mark and I did last weekend.  One of the local Mennonite churches had their annual Mennonite and Amish quilt show.  Mark took his camera and we spent an hour in there ooo-ing and ahh-ing.  It has taken me a few days to edit the pictures, but here they are:

I am in awe!

I am in awe!

Most of the quilts were hand quilted.  These days I'm used to more quilts being machine quilted, so this was a real treat!

Most of the quilts were hand quilted. These days I’m used to more quilts being machine quilted, so this was a real treat!

This is a pattern I had never seen before: pleated petals.

This is a pattern I had never seen before, pleated petals.

Just look at those tiny stitches in each square!

Just look at those tiny stitches in each square!

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The two above, put together, are of the same peacocks.  This one's for you, Delores!

The two above, put together, are of the same peacocks. This one’s for you, Delores!

Besides quilts, they also had handcrafts for sale.

Besides quilts, they also had handcrafts for sale.

I was looking to see how much the wall hangings cost because I'm working on one I want to sell.

I was looking to see how much the wall hangings cost because I’m working on one I want to sell.

I love this cathedral window design.  I'd like to learn how to make it some day.

I love this cathedral window design. I’d like to learn how to make it some day.

As I said above, I have been hand quilting the wall hanging I made from the materials I found in a thrift store in Door County last summer.  Our sewing group and quilt group are going to have an open house on March 7th and I am trying to finish it before then to see if I can sell it.  The proceeds will go to International Christian Response (ICR), an organization that helps persecuted Christians around the world.  I decided to do this last summer when I was so troubled by what ISIS was doing.  When I finish the wall hanging, I’ll have Mark take a picture of it so you can see it.

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