We’re back home after a great show in Ohio! Our sincerest thanks to the Holmes County Expo Center and to Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn (the show’s original creator) for their hospitality and support. This was the show’s 9th year – the first under our ownership – and we are already planning next year’s show and have some new additions in the works.
If you ever have a chance to visit Holmes County (Walnut Creek, Berlin and surrounding area) for the quilt show or any other time, you really must go. The people are delightful, the countryside is beautiful and the food is simply outstanding. Even the concession food in the Expo Center was incredible! I had the best hamburger I’ve ever eaten and the “fry pies” are worth dreaming about. It’s a deep fried, filled pie covered in glaze. Yum! Local restaurants are always busy and the food is home cooking at its finest. A couple of them we loved were Der Dutchman (you’ll love the rolls! I recommend the pot roast and chocolate chiffon pie for dessert.). At the Farmstead, the chicken noodle soup was so thick and delicious you could eat it with a fork. The Hotel Millersburg (build in 1847) was quaint, had great sandwiches and served homemade chips. They’re like no potato chips you’d ever find in a store.
Visit the area if you can, whether for a day or weekend. I actually was quite surprised that such a delightful destination was less than a 3 hour drive from my home in Pittsburgh.
Here are some photos from the event:
This is the quilting bee quilt that was donated to a local Amish school.
These are just a few of the contest quilts.