Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kalona Quilt Show

This past weekend was the annual Kalona Quilt Show.  I ran down to see the quilts with a friend right after school.  Most of the quilts are hanging so we walked through a maze.
Kalona is home to the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi.  (If you want to know more go here.)  The Amish are known for their hand quilting skills, and many of these quilts were made by Amish women.  There was not one machine quilted quilt in the place!  

There were small quilts such as this one which measures 35" x 35".  But each flower, leaf, and heart was handturned!!  What a lot of work for such a small quilt, but it is gorgeous!
There were antique quilts such as this one:
An 1850's quilt, all handturned, pieced, and quilted.  I can't imagine the hours and hours this quilt took to make!  Oh, and the price????
Yes, that would be thirteen THOUSAND, seven hundred fifty dollars!
It was fun to see the quilts and the exquisite hand work that was done. 

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