Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Quilter's Destination

After leaving Virginia, we traveled to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  As a quilter, I had to stop there as it is a mecca for all things quilt related.  We stayed in a nice RV park out in the country among the fields of the Amish farmers.  Daily we heard the clop, clop, clop of the horses' shoes on the pavement as the local folks went about their business.
It was the perfect weather for cutting hay and all around us was the sweet smell of newly cut grass.  
I learned a lot about the Amish people on this trip and that is a good thing.  There is a great deal to be admired about their religion and their reliance on family and community ties.    I didn't take a lot of pictures out of respect for their beliefs.

I guess I was so engrossed in my shopping mission that I totally forgot to take a picture of the quilt shops I visited!  I visited Zook's and spent some quality time there.  There are several other shops there in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, but I went to only one more, Bitty Kinna's.  

It was wonderful to be among lush green fields and well cared for farms again. 

Y'all take care.  

1 comment:

  1. I grew up in Chester County a bit away from the Amish but we drove out to their lands several times a year. I well remember the hex signs on their barns and still draw them when I am doodling. Thank you for not taking pictures of the Amish and for respecting their beliefs. Would that more people had your morals and tenets.