20 responses to New York Amish relief auction
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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 09:44)

    Uh oh, why did you put that last picture up there to see? It is almost threshing season and when we got the shocks stacked, we often got ice cream. Mmmmm. Yum Yum Yum. Really hits the spot after a day of hard sweaty work. I feel a trip to Amish country coming on. I hope I time it right as I got a fresh homemade ice cream craving now! Thanks Erik!

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      Comment on New York Amish relief auction (June 1st, 2012 at 09:09)

      Lance sounds like you need to get to a field somewhere and work up an ice cream appetite. And is it okay to call this “gas-powered ice cream”? 🙂

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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 09:46)

    I am coveting that little wood heater.

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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 10:12)

    Those quilts are too fabulous.

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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 11:34)

    I want to go!!! Beautiful things — especially the quilts!

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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 13:52)

    Thank you to Tom for the wonderful quilt and parking zone pictures. We can get the feel of being there. It is appreciated that you respectfully took pictures without people. Selling picnic tables is a good idea. Only in the last year did I learn that the Swartzentruber buggies do not have a rear window.

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      Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 17:08)

      I am glad you enjoyed the pictures and that you appreciated that the pictures were without people.
      There could have been many wonderful shots of folks working and visiting at the auction, but I didn’t want to destroy my relation with the many people that I know. This group (Troyer Amish) are just a little more progressive than Swartzentruber Amish. There was a “sea of men with blues shirts and straw hats”…would have been a great shot. In today’s mail I received a thank you note from the Amish community for my support of the auction…makes me feel good.

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        Comment on New York Amish relief auction (June 1st, 2012 at 09:12)

        Tom I have to ask because I sense you are being modest–you got the letter in thanks, have you been helping them promote it, perhaps?…or is that in thanks for a purchase maybe (if I can ask)? Either way, great photos and thanks from this side for letting us peek in on the action.

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    Comment on New York Amish Relief Auction (May 31st, 2012 at 14:16)

    New York Amish Relief Auction

    How interesting that would be to go to one of those!! LOVE THE QUILTS!!! AND the wooden furniture, etc….Will have to make time to attend one of these someday……we don’t have auctions such as these, down here in Florida — at least I haven’t seen any!

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      Comment on Florida Quilts (June 8th, 2012 at 15:15)

      Florida Quilts


      Sarasota, Florida, has quilts for sale at these auctions in 2013:
      -January 19, annual Florida Haiti Benefit Auction
      -February 6, 7, 8 & 9, Palm Grove Church Quilt Show and Sale (not an auction)
      -usually the 3rd. Saturday in February, Sarasota Christian School benefit auction
      -usually the 4th. Saturday in February, Gospel Express Prison Ministry benefit auction

      I don’t know if you live far away or close, but it might be good to confirm the dates as they get closer.

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        Comment on Quilts (June 8th, 2012 at 15:47)


        Thank you Linda, for sharing that info; ACTUALLY, we did go to Sarasota back in Feb. of this year (2012), and while visiting, Pinecraft, ran onto Palm Grove’s Amish Quilt Show & Sale, and went in and saw all of their beautiful quilts and other handmade items. Since it is a 3.5 hr. drive for us (we live on east coast of Fla), it’s one of those road trips, where we like to plan an overnighter, to enjoy it better. YES, it amazed me with all of the different patterns they had there!!! One of the ladies, did give me a “reminder” slip of paper, for Feb. 2013’s show/sale, and I have it on my desk!

        I did buy a small bag of “starter” squares that I am trying to find the time to put them together in some form or fashion. LOL.. I used to sew many years ago, so think I can at least piece them together, and see what happens next; since I do not own a sewing machine anymore, it will be “hand sewn”, for sure….I so admire the crafters that can devote the time for quilting and needlework. Might be the fact that I’m on the internet, spending too much time, “blogging” or surfing, when not doing my household chores!
        Thanks again, Linda, for you info.

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    Comment on New York Relief Auction (May 31st, 2012 at 17:26)

    New York Relief Auction

    Great job Tom! You sure captured a lot of talent in those photos. Love the quilts.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 18:55)

    Tom, thanks for sharing these photos.

    My favorite has to be the one of quilts where there is one quilt that is a fan pattern in a corner square. My mom had a quilt top like that at one time; I was supposed to get it but it got away from me when she died.

    This photo brought a happy memory back. 🙂

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      Comment on New York Amish relief auction (May 31st, 2012 at 19:37)

      That pattern is “Grandmother’s Fan”. I love that pattern and wanted to bid on it, but I don’t need another quilt..I have too many already.

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        Carolyn B
        Comment on New York Amish relief auction (June 1st, 2012 at 15:44)


        Thanks for the name of the pattern, “Grandmother’s Fan.” 🙂

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    Marijane grassie
    Comment on Need information (May 31st, 2012 at 21:37)

    Need information

    Where is cherry creek. Where is conewango valley in ny? I live indutchesscounty, ny and want to visit this amish area. Have visited Ohio Amish and Pa Amish I got here at least 1x each year.i want to purchase an Amish Bdspread for king size bending the log cabin print. Fall colors any ideas where I can do this in newyork? Thanx for information and beautiful pictures. Mj @ wgmj@ aol.com

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    Comment on Quilt Patterns Question (May 31st, 2012 at 22:01)

    Quilt Patterns Question

    In the topmost picture of the quilts, can anyone identify the quilt patern names working from left to right? I am particularly curious about the second quilt- the bright blue one with the wavy curves on it. It is lovely, as are all of the quilts.
    Am I correct in believing that the fifth quilt (cream/white background with the circles) is called “wedding ring”?

    Thank you for respecting the Amish people’s wishes not to be photographed.

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      Comment on New York Amish relief auction (June 1st, 2012 at 06:04)

      I am not sure of the pattern name of the blue quilt, I can find out. The cream with circles is a quilt top (would have to be finished with batting and back. It is “Dresden Plate”.

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        Comment on Thank you Tom :) (June 2nd, 2012 at 11:31)

        Thank you Tom :)

        Thank you, Tom. That is very kind of you. Iam planning to head to the library today to see if they have a book on quilt pattern names to see what some of the other patterns are. If I am successful, I can post other pattern names if anyone else is interested.

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    Comment on New York Amish relief auction (June 8th, 2012 at 09:18)

    The annual New York Haiti Benefit Auction is scheduled for June 15 & 16, 2012, in Penn Yan, New York.

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