Thursday, June 26, 2014

Finally! A Quilt Show Even the Guys Could Enjoy

Howe, Indiana High 79 Low 63

We decided to go to Shipshewana today to see what was going on. On the way I saw this gas station price sign and had to take a second look. It took Cindy a couple of looks to see what I was looking at. Milk must be as popular at this gas station as gas or diesel.

We stopped at the Shipshewana Visitors Center to see about where a quilt show that was going on was being held. We were told it was at the expo center which was about 3 blocks south of us. We got lucky and just happened to be in the area when the show was going on, instead of being a week or two late or early as we have been at some of the other places we went through. When we got to the show, we found out that part of it was being held in the Hudson Museum. Some of the cars had quilts on them, and I guess I was as interested in the old cars as I was in the quilts.

A group of us looking at the car, but there was a quilt on it.
They have a lot of different models of Hudson's up to about the time they were no longer being made after they joined forces with Nash, which was bought by Chrysler Corp. to get the rights to make Jeep.

This model had two tail light designed with vacuum hoses going to the two center lights. When you pushed the brake pedal, not only did the lights come on, but the two center lights swung back and forth similar to what a train signalman did with his lights.

This one had a box that could be pulled out of the trunk on slides.

I really do enjoy seeing the quilt show, but it was fun seeing the old Hudson's, some of which I remember working on when I was in High School. And now some of the quilts we saw.

This was my personal favorite.

This quilt was also very nice with lots of intricate applique and quilting.

There were a lot of the quilts we saw in the Salt Lake quilt show the first of May. I guess they must go on the quilt show circuit to see if they can win ribbons.

This is one we had seen before. There were about 8 others that had been in the Salt Lake show.

After the show we drove to Middlebury to see two quilt stores. On the way we stopped at a bakery we had been told about. The samples were excellent, especially the Caramel Cinnamon doughnuts. Because of them, we are going to have to go back.

On the way we also stopped at an Amish quilt shop that sold quilts and decorations. One of the quilts was priced over $1000. All were hand quilted and machine pieced.

Tomorrow we are going to do some more sight seeing.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. That milk sign is just too funny. Glad you got a picture of that. And even Jim would have liked that quilt show. I'm more interested in the caramel cinnamon doughnuts.

  2. We saw the Hudson's museum before, but not like that! I never realized how nice those quilts are until the Montana Rally last year which had the Mennonite Relief Fair held at the fairgrounds during the rally. They are real works of art