Next door neighbor Jo and I went to an Amish Quilt sale…up north.
Of course they were auctioning off other things too…fresh produce especially potatoes, green beans, onions, broccoli, eggplant and even some cauliflower.
There was oak furniture…complete bedroom sets, quilt racks and shelves. Baskets, breadboards, birdhouses, homemade rugs and potholders.
Every kind of pickle you can imagine, pickled beets, jams and jelly.
I was respectful of their dislike of cameras.
The quilts were in the back of the sawmill…yes the auction sale was inside a huge working sawmill.
Most of the ground where the quilts were displayed was covered in carpeting. Three fourths of the building was set up with bleachers and chairs for bidders. One fourth was for the auction platform and the quilts. There were 155 quilts for sale.
The quilts were brought up one by one and held high in the air. While we were there the most expensive quilt sold was $525.00 and that was for one called the Minnesota Star. Most quilts were selling for around $200 give or take. After the quilt was sold it was bagged and marked with your number for pick up after you paid your bill. All quilts are hand made and hand quilted…no machines involved.
If you are a connoisseur of fine Canadian whisky you will recognize the bags that Crown Royal comes in. Who woulda thunk it?
A colorful quilt
Some kind of a star quilt
There were many pieced quilt tops and wall hangings. Jo held this wall hanging up so I could take a photo.
There were two auction rings one inside and one outside. Outside they were selling lumber, misc tools, what not and chickens and rabbits.
It was a fun day…no I didn’t buy a thing…other than lunch.