Monday, June 28, 2010

Amish Country ....

My friend and I set out for Charm, Ohio last Friday.  It's about an hour from where we live.
Our first stop was Mrs. Miller's.

Um, yes I did take this picture on the road from my van.

This is the new cabin rental behind Mrs. Miller's. They are not equipped for quilt retreats :(
It would have been perfect for retreats. Apparently they are renovating the house next door for retreats.
There are at least 7000 bolts of fabric at Mrs. Miller's.

Here's a glimpse..
And what a super duper cute way to display pre-cuts. A bakery counter.
And so many pre-cuts that they have a whole extra cabinet.
A little vignette of Moda
I spied Fruitcake by Moda.
Now as we left Mrs. Miller's these are the sites we saw....
laundry.
And we were driving so slow I could take pictures at the same time.
We were driving 1 mile an hour.
Sometimes my husband and I joke that the biggest traffic jam here is a horse and buggy!


Countryside.
We arrived at Berlin and Country Craft Cupboard.
Sorry they don't allow pictures :(
I would say that it would be a great place for stocking up on your wool or primitive items.

We also stopped at Helping Hands. Again sadly, they do not allow pictures.

Here's some of my stash acquisition.
Lush
I don't usually buy fabric for stash. I usually have a reason i.e. backing, a quilt top or binding etc.
This was a fun stash building trip.

Monluna Mingle and Flutterby by Tula Pink.
More Mingle...

And a little Paula Prass Flights of Fancy aqua and reds.
It was an "exhausting" fabric trip but sooo worth it.
Have you been to Berlin or Charm recently?

24 comments:

PunkiePie said...

No. But I'll have to keep that in mind next time I'm in Ohio. We're headed to Amish Country, PA in a few weeks. Can't wait to go fabric shopping then! You did quite well with your stash building!

paulette said...

I want to go too!! Looked wonderful!!
Paulette

Terry said...

I haven't been to Mrs. Miller's in a while! I think a trip to Amish Country is in order for this week or next! Love Country Craft Cupboard too! I could spend hours in there looking at all the goodies! Nice things you brought home with you too! :0)

Sherry said...

I live about 20 minutes east of Berlin so I know Mrs. Millers well. Do you go to Grandma Fannies when you are in the area? Not as much fabric, although a very nice selection but upstairs are tons of quilts already made up. My quilt group spends two weekends a year at retreats at Zinck's Inn in Berlin. Always a good time.

MandMStudio said...

Such lovely pictures:)

Linda said...

I live 10 minutes from Charm. Mrs. Miller's is a favorite of mine too!

Bingham family blog said...

I was there 2 years ago and loved it. I would love to go again.

Sherri said...

Love that Monaluna Mingle...I'm not familiar with that line...is it new or old? Love the charming photos from Amish country...haven't been back to the midwest since 1996...really enjoy being back there...the pics brought back fun memories!I have a lot of ancestors (Amish and non-Amish) from Ohio too!

Chartreuse Moose said...

What a fun buggy ride in Amish country! Thanks for the blog!

carol fun said...

Oh I want to go for a visit here! I need to figure out how far away this is from my part of Ohio. You got some beautiful fabrics - happy stitching!

Amy said...

You picked up some cute fabrics! Mrs. Miller's looks like a cool shop. I do agree - the bakery counter is clever.

Jackie said...

No haven't been to either but they look like "Charm" ing places... LOL!

Carol said...

What a fun trip. I love the Mingle fabric

Little Lady Patchwork said...

So jealous! Next time I am coming along...and I will even drive the van :0)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Reminds me of Shipshewanna...looks like fun!

KimT said...

so jealous!

Nancy said...

So very cute. I have never been to Ohio Amish country but do love to visit the shops in the Lancaster, PA area. Now I know why I love pre-cuts so much. Those in the bakery case look delicious!

NanaKaren said...

Nice pictures! Looks like a fun trip too. The fabrics are gorgeous.

Christine said...

Looks like a fun time! I'm hoping to do a similar trip in Northern Indiana.

Tracy said...

I miss Amish country. I lived Ohio for 30 some years, then I moved to TX (what was I thinking!!). Thanks for posting pics of your trip.

be*mused jan said...

Oh, I love Mrs. Miller's and the Berlin shops! When we lived in Cleveland (for 26 years!), I'd get down there at least a couple of times a year. Your photos were very nostalgic for me!

momawake said...

Was this a day trip or did you spend the night. I'm wondering where a good place to stay would be. My dd & I are planning a mother/daughter trip with some friends for August. This might be a good place to go. Thanks for the idea. :)

Peapod Four said...

I'm so excited to have stumbled across your blog and this post tonight!! We will be visiting family in Ohio in about 2 wks and I just to my husband, "While we're in Amish country this year, I'd really like to stop at one of the quilt shops." I had no idea how to find one, though. We usually drive through Walnut Creek, Berlin, Wilmot, etc., but I've never been to Charm. Thanks for the tip!

Tracy said...

does the fabric store in your post have a store on line? thanks