We came out exactly where we needed to stop at the Little Helpers Quilt Shop. This store was not on the shop hop, but has been a favorite of mine whenever I’m in the area. It is a store built on an Amish farm, and they have some very beautiful quilts and other assorted hand made items for sale. We must have been hungry for lunch as we both ended up with a jar of apple butter. This one is a little different because it is flavored with red hot candies. It is pretty tasty! Anyone know what the difference is between apple sauce and apple butter? Tastes the same to me.
Next stop, Essenhaus. Yessss, finally some lunch with some of the chicken they are famous for, finished off with a shared slice of red raspberry chocolate pie. I won’t torture you with any pictures (don’t have any pics), well, maybe a little torture with a description of a smooth chocolate pie (think French Silk pie) with fresh raspberries and whipped cream on top.
Full of sugar and ready to go, we went to the next quilt shop, appropriately named, The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus. It was there that I decided to go crazy and buy fabrics for the shop hop quilt. I just fell in love with this quilt, the colors and fabric that this quilt shop used. Here is a picture of the quilt
What was I thinking? I already have so many UFO’s!! I do love the soft green, pink and black floral fabrics. Next stop, the quilt garden at Essenhaus.
And finally, to Shipshewana and the quilt show (and two of my favorite shops, Lolly’s and Yoders). This was a juried show, and the quilts were amazing.
The quilting on this one was gorgeous.
a closer look
I bought this pattern a few years ago. It's on my to-do list
I like this basket weave pattern.
I like the colors and the checkerboard pattern on this quilt.
So colorful! Reminds me of my NYB quilt.
I’m drawn to pictorial quilts
Love the quilting on the bear quilt
I don’t want this post to take too long to load with all of these pics, so I’ll stop here and post more in the next few days. Have a great weekend. Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful!