Amish-English Arts & Crafts - Session 1

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Event Date(s): Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Handmade Baskets

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events.  Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events.  Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.  Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrier, table runner, quilted tote bag or snowman.  Enjoy seeing how different and yet how similar our ways are.

Pre-Registration is needed!  Call 716-296-5709 or 716-257-5272 to register now!

Basket Making and Applique:
Amish Basket Making Instructor has been making handmade baskets fro many years and selling them from herhome in Leon Township.  Participants make a beautiful basket to take home.  English and Amish show us how to create a beautiful applique on a towel. The two entirely different ways produce something stunning and a joy to give or receive. 

Lunch: Additional $5 gets you:
Homemade Chili or Homemade Chicken Soup, Homemade Bread and Homemade Butter, Homemade brownies and coffee, tea, a soft drink or water.  There will be Amish Donuts and coffe, tea or water served at 9am to start off the work day - no charge!

Cost for day is $30 per Saturday, per person.  Classes run from 9am to 4pm.  All necessary supplies are provided, so you can take home a project from each day!  Lunch is available for an additional $5 or you may bring your own. 

All events are held at the Leon Fire Hall in Leon, NY, on Leon New Albion Road just off Route 62 at the four corners in Leon, NY. If your traveling south on 62 it is a left hand turn. The fire hall is within sight distance from 62. Signs will be posted to follow.

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This event will be held at:

Leon Fire Hall
Leon-New Albion Rd.
Leon, NY 14751
United States
42° 17' 35.0448" N, 79° 0' 55.3896" W
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Amish businesses are not open on Sundays

The Amish conduct business on Monday through Saturday. They do not conduct business on Sunday because that is their church services.

For more information on the Old Order Amish in New York please visit

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