15 responses to Ada the quiltmaker
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    Tom
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 07:21)

    Ada sounds like many Amish folks I know.

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    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 07:31)

    I liked this story. Ada sounds like the salt of the earth.

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    Stephanie Rollins
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 08:22)

    I would like to have her as a friend!

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    Sharon
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 11:36)

    I, too, would love to have her as a friend! I wish I lived closer to her and could see her quilts and her talent that is in them! Quilts are not easy to make as it takes patience and lots of work.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 13:47)

    Nice break from learning something new or discussing a serious topic.

    Very cute story of one Amish/English relationship. Hope to see more like this. Thanks, Erik, and original story-teller.

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      Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 10th, 2012 at 09:08)

      I too enjoy these anecdotes and stories Carolyn. I encourage anyone that has something of their own to share to either post it in the comments or email it to me at ewesner(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on I agree... (November 9th, 2012 at 15:38)

    I agree...

    Ada seems like someone I’d like to meet. I’m interested in seeing examples of her talent and creativity, also.

    I wholeheartedly agree with her words regarding “all those other Amish”, “You can be too close too much of the time.”

    (We could be sisters at heart!) 😉

    Alice Mary

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    Sharon
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 16:39)

    Where is Brownville? Or was that a made up place so one couldn’t find where Ada lives?

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      Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 10th, 2012 at 08:32)

      As I mentioned at the top I did change the place names Sharon. Brownville is a fictional name. The person who wrote this would just prefer not to share the specifics.

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      Comment on More from Ada's English friend (November 10th, 2012 at 08:39)

      More from Ada's English friend

      Ada’s friend also added this in an email to me, which might explain a bit more:

      “the anonymous writer would love nothing better than to take photos of “Ada’s” quilts, send those photos to folks or post them with her absurdly low prices and try to sell them for her. But no . . . she would be mortified if I took a camera into her home. I once wanted a photo of a quilt her sister-in-law was trying to sell and [the sister-in-law] acted like Satan was in her presence. I backed off immediately realizing that I was about to get in big, big trouble.

      We’ve previously discussed how the response of Amish people to cameras can vary widely. This is pretty far on one end of the spectrum. For some even the presence of a taboo technology in the home is cause for concern. On the other hand I have brought cameras into Amish homes before, sometimes to take photos of parts of the house (with permission) or to just show my Amish friends photos I’ve taken on the camera’s LCD display. Amish people have even taken pictures of me using my camera. But they were from different communities than Ada.

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    Kentucky Lady 717
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 20:06)

    Cute story Erik,and I like Ada…..sounds like she speaks her mind and takes no crap from anyone….my type of lady :)

    Would love to see some quilts she makes …….

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 20:12)

    If I where a book publisher I would create an anthology of Amish like stories such as this and put them together to best illustrate and expand upon the ideas espoused in “Rules of a Godly Life” I think I’d call it “Rules of a Godly Life and other Amish examples”

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    Kentucky Lady 717
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 20:28)

    Are you listening Erik ???? Take this and run :)

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    Sharon
    Comment on Ada the quiltmaker (November 9th, 2012 at 23:14)

    I think a book could be written about Christian women who are examples, not just Amish.

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    Cindy Burroughs
    Comment on love quilts (November 9th, 2012 at 23:28)

    love quilts

    I like what I read about what you told the woman that it was her quilt and she could whatever she wanted to do with it. I bet it was a beautiful quilt. Maybe one day we well be able to see a sample of your work.

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