Monday, June 29, 2009

Shipshewana Quilt Show, Flower Garden Blocks

I didn't get a chance to blog the last week since we were in IN vending at the Shipshewana Quilt Show. This show featured Marianne Fons, a day of school house and a shop hop. The show had approx 50 quilts and 11 vendors.

There is a tour called the Block Garden Tour that is a tour of flowers made into quilt blocks. Here is a picture of one of them that was located in Middleberry, IN this was block 11. These blocks are scattered all over the countryside in IN, similar to taking to tour of barns in Iowa where there are blocks painted on the side of barns.

Here are pictures of my booth in Shipshewana, as you can see I set it up differently once again. This show was LONG days, they ran from set up from 8-3 show hours 3-8 Wednesday, 10-8 Thursday and Friday and on Saturday the hours were 10-6 then we took down.
This show turned out to be a good one for a first time and I am willing to go back and do it again next year. They said they learned alot and will shorten the hours of the show so that will make it a little easier on all of us.We left IN this morning to head home and you'll never guess but we got about an hour from there and we had another flat, it wasn't a blow out this time and we did get the tire replaced in Ohio when we were there so we were very lucky that we had a spare. We also were lucky that we were stopping at a rest area when we noticed the tire going flat. We didn't have the guys from the Ozark Fisheries to help us this time so Marc got the tire changed and we were on our way once again. We still haven't made it home since the wind is terrible today, Marc has been fighting it all day and pulling a trailer isn't fun in the wind. We have about 4 more hours and we will be home tomorrow. There is no place like home but once I get there it will be a very busy 2 1/2 weeks before the next show. I need to dye alot of snowdyed fabric and also some other pieces. I hope to blog about my dyeing in the next couple weeks.


  1. Sounds like you had a good show, that makes it nice. The flower garden is beautiful...what a great idea!

  2. Love the pictures! The flower gardens look very interesting! I hate the flat tire for you! We just had a blow out on our BBQ cooker last week-end on the way home from a catering job.. No profit that week! It all went back into the new tire and we didn't have a spare, so we had to rush to get to Wal-mart before the tire center closed! You were very blessed to be at a rest stop at the time and have a spare!

  3. Nice garden block and your booth is looking great.

    We must have gotten your winds a few days later as it was windy four days out of the five we were away.

    Ridiculous about having another flat tire. Makes you wonder about the tires they are selling.