Quilts and Bridges
Our travels include visits to quilt shops if we happen across them. (I don’t make her go to every Home Depot we pass though) If the shop is nationally known or has some other draw we might make a special effort. This summer there is a program, now national, whereby individual shops design small sampler quilts and hand out the pattern or sell a kit with pattern and materials. It is a way to draw people into each store that participates. It is a way for Sue to add to her archives and see different stores in different locals. Yesterday and today were directed toward this effort.
Lancaster County = Amish country. Amish = hand quilted of all shapes and sizes. Per square mile there are probably more quilt and fabric stores than anywhere else in the country. A number of them participating in the pattern hand out program. Obvious quest. Just visiting quilt shops seemed rather narrow so we looked for something to broaden our travels. Lancaster County has 25 historic covered bridges and there are five driving tours to visit them. We coordinated a couple of those tours with quilt shops on her list. Serendipity held again today. We visited on quilt/fabric store that I (and Sue agrees) would rate overall well above both Paducah and Hamilton. (Those places and the stores in them will mean something to quilters. For everyone else it doesn’t matter much anyway.)
Note small white sign to right just inside bridge. Now see below.
Clean your thoughts people. This is a real place complete with post office.