11 responses to Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction
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    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 06:32)

    Good morning folks and as everyone knows we have these types of benefit auctions here in the Lancaster area as well. I may be wrong but to me it seems the Mennonites get involved with more of the charities outside the USA compared to say the Amish, so I’m sure both are giving of themselves in different ways for the most part equally. I really like cedar furniture, so I love the look and the smells and I’m liking pictures 9 and 10 a lot. I do hope I’m looking at cedar here, id hate to look like a fool this early on a Monday morning! Richard

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    Yoder
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 06:58)

    What do the Old Order Mennonites think about photos? Do they use cameras?

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      Tom
      Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 10:50)

      Yoder,
      I know only a few Old Order Mennonites in this area and I asked them about taking their picture. They would rather not have their picture taken so I did my best to not have folks in my pictures. Maybe I should have cropped the lady out of one of the shots.

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    Marilyn from NY
    Comment on Quilts and more at Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 07:32)

    Quilts and more at Mennonite Haiti Auction

    Darn, had I know it was on this weekend I would have gone to the auction. I didn’t see it in our papers. I thought they use to hold it in August. I guess they moved it.

    I know Old Order Mennonite in our area do not like their pictures taken-at least the ones I know don’t. It is against their beliefs.

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 08:13)

    Beautiful photos! Loved the furniture and the quilts. I would love to have pine furniture like this. Mine is oak. I guess from the different parts of the country you have different wood for the furniture. Love the last quilt so much and wish I had been there to purchase something.

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    Margaret
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 09:48)

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them — wish I could have gone to the sale!

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 11:38)

    Thanks for the photos, Tom. Erik, thanks for hinting more is to come. I really enjoyed these.

    My favorite which I think would be worthy of framing is photo #9. It appears to me as red cedar, no matter what the truth really is. I love wood furniture, and this just screams “serenity” to me. (irony intended).

    I thought photo #11 was a crocheted afghan until I looked closer. The intricacies in this pattern & the skill it must have taken to design & construct are phenomenal.

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    Valerie
    Comment on Come to Ohio's! (June 18th, 2012 at 14:53)

    Come to Ohio's!

    If you missed the NY Haiti Benefit Auction, the Ohio’s is 9/1/12,
    It is worth a drive from NY! It’s really a sight to behold, amazing how much goes into this and it is such a blessing to see all the stands showing what all the Mennonites do in Haiti-of course, the Amish contribute quilts & donations as well so it is such an awesome event. Also, in Kidron, OH, the first Saturday in August The Mennonite Relief Auctin is another huge event of Quilt auction & all kinds of other items for sale, Amish built furniture, etc-it’s HUGE! and they raise so much $ to help @ 70 third world countries by this even. It is also worth a drive from out of state-lots of GREAT food too at both these events-so, mark your calendars & come! Below are two links, the Mennonite Relief Auction’s link has slide show-These are my 2 favorite summertime events, and very worthy causes. Breathtakingly beautiful quilts & they can really bring in the $ to aid the needy-

    http://www.mthopeauction.com/sale/ohio-haiti-benefit-auction/2012/09/01

    http://ohiomccreliefsale.org/

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 18:14)

    Love the cool photo’s. The quilts are so beautiful Sure wouldn’t mind going to one of these sales one day.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Quilts and more at a Mennonite Haiti Auction (June 18th, 2012 at 20:26)

    I love the trike with room for towing two more behind! I’d have LOVED something like that as a kid! My granddaughter is a little young for it now, though.

    I’d love to see more (especially unusual) Amish kids’ toys! This Busia would love to purchase some handmade Amish FUN!

    Wonderful photos, Tom (as usual)!

    Alice Mary

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    Lin
    Comment on New York Haiti Benefit Auction (June 19th, 2012 at 09:43)

    New York Haiti Benefit Auction

    The Chronicle Express has given some good press coverage to the New York Haiti Benefit Auction.
    -http://www.chronicle-express.com/photos/x1336441392/2011-Haiti-Benefit-Auction (pictures from 2011)

    -http://www.chronicle-express.com/photos/x448222245/Haiti-Benefit-Auction-bidding?page=0 (pictures from 2012 N.Y. H.B.A.)

    -http://www.chronicle-express.com/news/x681114218/Coming-up-A-weekend-of-fun-with-Cruisin-Night-and-New-York-Haiti-Benefit-Auction-all-in-Penn-Yan (an article just before the 2012 auction)

    -http://www.chronicle-express.com/video/x1805318289/Haiti-Benefit-Auction-2012 (even a video)

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