15 responses to The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos)
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    Comment on Wow! (April 11th, 2014 at 06:54)


    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).


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      Comment on The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 11th, 2014 at 16:34)

      Emily yes I believe this is just a personal business. Amish do a lot of benefits but not all of them are. Looks like a lot of work, but twice a year sounds manageable. They also do buggy rides and sleigh rides in season.

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        Comment on Benefit vs. Business (April 11th, 2014 at 16:55)

        Benefit vs. Business

        Thanks for the info, Erik!

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    Comment on 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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    Comment on 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
    Comment on 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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    Comment on 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
    Comment on 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

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      Comment on 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.

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    Marilyn from MI
    Comment on 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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      Comment on The Honeyville Quilt Auction (42 Photos) (April 14th, 2014 at 15:13)

      Thanks for the report Marilyn. We always like hearing follow-up from folks who attend these events or visit Amish businesses. By the photos it looked like it would be a well-run event.

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    Comment on 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.

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      Comment on Geometric Amish quilt designs (April 15th, 2014 at 11:10)

      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/

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    Comment on 2012 honeyville auction (January 28th, 2015 at 07:47)

    2012 honeyville auction

    In 2012 my husband and I travelled to Shipshewana for the Honeyville quilt Auction from Australia. What a great day! We attended the Friday viewing and was told one quilt would cost $350-500. We walked away with three for $550. Happy beyond words, in total we spent $1000. It is an experience I will remember forever. Ben made us feel very welcome and seeing his family in action was, awe inspiring.

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    Barbara Blostica
    Comment on Big house on the little (January 28th, 2015 at 21:45)

    Big house on the little

    Looking for that wonderful B&B across the road from you—cannot locate them via Internet. Are they still in operation? If not do you have any other good suggestions?? Thank-you, Barbara E Blostica RN MSN 708 403 4023

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