On Tuesday, I was with my aunts. If you've read "A Mother for His Children," you'll recognize their names: Martha, Waneta and Nancy. Mary was also there - not one of the sisters, but an in-law who is a blessing to the family and my Uncle Jim...and providentially missed growing up in that crazy family :)
|Uncle, aunts and a neighbor in their younger days.|
On this trip to Middlebury, Indiana (the heart of Indiana's Amish Country), the aunts and I spent some time at The Quilt Shop @ Essenhaus. If you love quilts - especially Amish quilts - this is the place to go!
The proprietor, Roz, was very helpful as we all poured over the antique quilts Nancy and Mary had brought. She helped Nancy choose two of hers to sell in the shop as consignments.
After oohing and aahing over the antique quilts (sorry, no pictures - I was too busy oohing and aahing - but I wish I had taken some!), we browsed through the shop.
Beautiful quilts hang from the rafters of the shop. These are locally made and quilted. And yes, by hand. Gorgeous!
Smaller items like wall hangings are also offered for sale.
Roz and her crew also carry a full line of quilting supplies.
It was a fabulous visit, and made me wish I still had time for quilting!
If you're ever in the Middlebury/Shipshewana area, be sure to stop by Roz's shop. Or you can visit on-line! www.EssenhausQuiltShop.com