Travel Blog - Quilt Garden Tour

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

  By Marshall V. King Ten years of Quilt Gardens in Elkhart County has resulted in a lot of blooms, a lot of visitors and a lot of stories. Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross, Elkhart County Extension Director and an Extension educator, can tell you about the time she saw a group of Harley-Davidson riders roar up … Continued

Secret’s out: Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson are a big summer deal

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark Perhaps you’ve heard? OK, it’s not much of a secret on what we’ve been working on anymore. The Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition and Quilt Gardens displays have been huge hits to start the summer. The 56 life-size sculptures were installed in the downtowns and Quilt Gardens of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Wakarusa, … Continued

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens, Seward Johnson sculpture exhibition both launching in May

  By Terry T. Mark See all the pretty flowers … and sculptures? The flowers have been ordered, and the sculpture sites have been selected. Now it’s time to sit back and watch an amazing public art exhibition take shape everywhere from Nappanee to Middlebury, from Goshen to Elkhart and Bristol and Wakarusa. The annual … Continued

Quilt Gardens celebrates 10th anniversary with 19 breathtaking designs, 2 new gardens, 1 new mural

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Quilts, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens celebrates 10th anniversary with 19 breathtaking designs, 2 new gardens, 1 new mural

  By Terry T. Mark The 10th anniversary of the popular Quilt Gardens will feature two new sites, a new Quilt Mural and one of the largest-ever exhibitions of Seward Johnson bronze sculptures outside of the artist’s personal retrospective. Planting of the 19 Quilt Gardens in late May has become an annual rite of spring, … Continued

Vibrant Communities counts successes; Seward Johnson will be epic

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

  By Terry T. Mark Vibrant Communities enjoying success stories in 2017 Early successes are adding an energy to the Vibrant Communities initiative’s steering committee as it organizes for activities in 2017 to keep up the momentum on the 77 Action Agenda items. The steering committee has met twice, covering topics such as the nuts … Continued

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, RV Resources, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

Grab your essential guide to Elkhart County in 2017 today

By Terry T. Mark Adventure starts here How do you know it’s almost summer? Around here, we say it’s when the 2017 area guide comes out. Heritage Trail Adventures started arriving at local businesses, restaurants and shops in late February. It’s 68 pages of great information about the best places to dine out, see a … Continued

Marketing campaigns add heat to downtown dining, entertainment

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

  By Terry T. Mark Turning up the heat Forget the February chill, exciting new initiatives highlighting romance, downtown arts and culture, and the outdoors will boost all corners of Elkhart County in the coming weeks and months. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we launched a social, digital and print campaign in mid-January highlighting experiences … Continued

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

7 reasons Elkhart County will have an amazing 2017

  By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to feel a little down in January. Days with sunshine are few and far between. Cold rain or sleet are part of the mix, if we’re lucky. The glow of Christmas is in the rear-view mirror and spring seems too far in the distance. I’m fortunate to have … Continued

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens’ high standards come from dedication of volunteers, no thanks to weather patterns

  By Terry T. Mark On a muggy summer morning, with clouds threatening to bring rain, Diana Bennett steps from her car for an inspection of a Quilt Garden. As one of eight volunteer members of the Quilt Gardens Review Workgroup, Bennett stays busy every summer checking on the condition on several of the 19 … Continued

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