|Driving towards Ste. Marie-Aux-Mines in the foothills of the Vosges Massif.|
|A quiet little village church on the outskirts of town.|
|A profusion of brightly coloured flowers burst out of window boxes, adding colour and charm to these medieval buildings.|
Throughout the town, a variety of buildings had been transformed into galleries for the week. Walking into town, towards the main venue, the first exhibit that we came upon was the Amish exhibit. Here, a church acted as "gallery", which seemed a very fitting venue for Amish quilts.
To attract and welcome guests, an Amish clothesline had been hung in the yard of the church. Referring to themselves as "plain people", the Amish dress in simple, plain clothing and often, it would be these worn out clothes that were used to make the early quilts.
|The church provided the perfect backdrop for the quilts.|
|"Diamond in the Square"|
An Amish wool wedding quilt made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1920 by Rebecca Z. Huyard. It was described as "perfect simplicity".
The wedding quilt of Elsie Otto. Made of cotton in 1960 in Topeka, Indiana.
A wool wedding quilt made by Sarah Hayward King in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1943.
|"Log Cabin - Barn Raising"|
Made by Clara Bontrager in Indiana in 1998 using antique wool and crepe.
|"Trip Around the World"|
1880 - Pennsylvania.
Special events, like this horse and buggy ride, were available for visitors to explore the town.