Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Yesterday afternoon, I spent the afternoon outside Sarah Davis Ltd. inside of the Davis Mercantile in Shipshewana.  The town is currently celebrating their annual Quilt Festival and it is drawing in quite the crowd!  I was there on behalf of the “Hope along the Heritage Trail” campaign – a  partnership between The Elkhart County Convention and Tourism Bureau’s Quilt Gardens…along the Heritage Trail, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, and Soup Of Success.

Hope Along the Heritage Trail

I was selling raffle tickets for a one of a kind quilt made from the above Vera Bradley  “Ribbons” pattern with proceeds going to fund breast cancer research, and of course, talking with people about the partnership.  The highlight of my afternoon was a visit with four delightful women that had traveled from Arizona, Arkansas and Texas to enjoy the festival.

quilt festival ladies 062713I immediately fell in love with them because they commented on how much they enjoyed the soup  included  in the gift basket that was inserted in their Vera Bradley bag.  They had ordered theirs right away after seeing an article in a nationwide magazine earlier this spring.  I was so shocked and pleased – and of course shared with them that I worked with the women who had made that tasty potato soup!   They each purchased a $5 chance to win the quilt, chatted a while and gave me some tips on where to find cool buttons for our new mitten line.  Lovely ladies.  🙂

I love the power of women helping women.

– Betsy


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