13 responses to The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos)

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    Emily
    Wow! (April 11th, 2014 at 06:54)

    Wow!

    Thanks so much for taking these photos, ShipshewanaIndiana. We were just down in Shipshe last week and wondered what auctions were coming up. People’s Exchange noted a number of them, but I was guessing there were others out there, too. This one looks great. I assume it is just a regular auction and not a benefit auction, correct?

    Great pics! Makes us want to drive down there again tomorrow (we live in the Ann Arbor, MI area).

    Emily

    Wow!

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    OldKat
    Great photos (April 11th, 2014 at 07:03)

    Great photos

    Looks like a well oiled machine is about to kickoff tomorrow. Hope they have a great time and a great sale. I’ll have to take my wife to one of these sales someday soon.

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    Annmarie
    The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 11th, 2014 at 07:59)

    Those pictures made me wish I could attend :)

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    Juanita Cook
    The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 11th, 2014 at 13:02)

    Loved all the photo’s. Thanks for sharing. Wish I lived close enough to come to this.

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    The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 11th, 2014 at 18:32)

    Wish I could attend too… some of them look really awesome! thanks for sharing!

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    Alice Mary
    It's just as well... (April 13th, 2014 at 18:00)

    It's just as well...

    Yes, it’s just as well I read this posting the day AFTER the event! I am SALIVATING at the quilts, and probably moreso at the wall hangings made with 100+ year-old quilt blocks.

    I sure hope I can make it there someday, although the only auction I ever bought anything at was a silent auction. I’ll have to do some studying up and practice my “technique”.

    Sure wish I could’ve gone…!

    Did you attend and purchase anything, ShipshewanaIndiana? (Just curious.)

    Alice Mary

    It's just as well...

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      ShipshewanaIndiana
      The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 14th, 2014 at 17:33)

      Thanks for asking Alice Mary. We had planned to go but by the time we had our Saturday To-Do list done it was afternoon. We have plenty of rugs and quilts from prior sales. It’s a great place to pick up a quilt. It’s not uncommon to buy one for less than the materials would cost at the fabric store. It was nice to visit before the auction and take pictures, Ben was very gracious to allow us access.

      The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos)

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    Marilyn from MI
    The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 14th, 2014 at 14:46)

    I was there and it was a very good auction. Prices were still low on most of the quilts ($275 -$350) but there were a few that went for $425 – $800 with the top seller going for $1,000. Beautiful work on them (I couldn’t do it!) Ben does a good job of organizing his sale.

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    Katrina
    Wish I could be there- (April 15th, 2014 at 10:24)

    Wish I could be there-

    Thank you for posting these. I noticed many of the quilts seemed to have a more “modern” look to them- like the black and white graphic quilt or the traditional patterns made in bright neon colors.

    • Geometric Amish quilt designs

      Katrina along those lines the one that stood out to me was the one about 12 or 14 down, the black-and-white one where I believe Ben is holding the picture of the design–reminds me of 1980s video game graphics :)

      If you’re interested in this sort of thing Janneken Smucker’s book delves into the evolutions of the Amish quilt over the years. http://amishamerica.com/amish-quilts-janneken-smucker/

      Geometric Amish quilt designs

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