Monday, October 17, 2011

Southern Maryland Charm

On Saturday, Veronica and I headed to Summerseat Farm for the annual quilt auction.  I had never been before.  My interest in quilting has really blossomed in the past two years, so I thought I would check it out.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any really good photos of the goings on.  There were Amish people everywhere, and although nothing was posted about taking photos and no one said anything to me, I didn’t want to offend any of the Amish since I know they shy from having their photo taken.

There was one huge tent that housed all the quilts for the preview.  I would estimate there were about 60 quilts up for auction. 

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All the quilts were hanging folded over and there were gloves you could don if you wanted to touch or move the quilt.  Lots of people were wearing the blue gloves.

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I had read in the paper that this year the auction was open to all quiltmakers, not just Amish as in the past.  It was obvious most of the quilts were made by the Amish as they were hand quilted, hand appliqued, and traditionally designed.  I saw a few that were long-arm quilted.  None of them tickled my fancy, though, and Veronica wanted to be on the move, so I’m sorry to say we didn’t stay to hear any of the actual auction. 

As we were leaving, I snapped a photo of this sign on the road nearby.

oc pictures 1883 

For real!  There are so many gems like this where I live.  I love it in Southern Maryland.  I counted five Amish buggies on my way to Leonardtown where we headed after the auction.  We went to the LQS where everything was 25% off.  It was a great morning!!!


  1. What?!?! You didn't invite me? Keep me in mind when you go next year. I'm not familiar with this one I LOVE looking at quilts.

  2. Hey, lucky you, Jamie. We live in Naperville, Chicago suburb, so there is absolutely nothing historical, Amish, or traditional around us. I miss it so much, considering that I grew up in Europe and our field trips were always to some castles that were hundreds years old. I'm glad you had a wonderful morning.

  3. How lucky you are to live in such a place! I have read that Amish speak an old german dialect so mabe I could also talk to them in german.


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