Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Baking and quilting Amish style

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Visiting an Amish farm is always great, and this year we had the pleasure of visiting at Elaine Jones and learn how she makes the very best cinnamon rolls, and have a time hand quilting with her and her quilting bee.
I must admit I forgot to take a photo of the cinnamon rolls, but I can assure you they were good, and I am looking forward to make some from Elaine’s recipe here at home.
Elaine uses no electrical appliances, and the makes the dough with a big spoon and no kneading.

Out of respect for the Amish ladies, we did not take photos of their faces, as it is a part of their religion and culture not to have their faces photographed.

The horses could be photographed though – the one in the front is the breed the Amish use for pulling the buggies, and the one in the back is the breed used for doing the heavy farm work.

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We could choose between 3 quilts to hand quilt on, and we were all allowed to work on the borders and sign our names by our hand quilting. The quilts are later sold and raises a good price when they are all done. From all who have hand quilted on these quilts over a long period of time, a name is drawn in a box and the lucky winner, from a previous visiting group, won this lovely Log Cabin variation quilt.

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Even the lottery box was quilty and beautiful :-)

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There were also a lot of quilts for sale, as well as Amish fabrics, some tools and recipe books.

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  1. I love the Amish.....You're very lucky to quilt with they.

  2. a lovely selection of quilts, will you get a chance to win one of those you quilted on, I do hope you do as it would be a lovely momento of a wonderful time.


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