Travel Blog - Quilt Garden Tour

10 places President Obama should visit while he’s in Elkhart

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Elkhart, Goshen, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Wakarusa

10 places President Obama should visit while he’s in Elkhart

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART — So, perhaps you’ve heard that President Barack Obama is visiting Elkhart County next week? He’s scheduled to deliver a speech at Concord High School and then take part in a town hall discussion with Elkhart residents at the Lerner Theatre, both on Wednesday, June 1. It all sounds so … Continued

Quilt Gardens getting ready to open May 30

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Shipshewana, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark Nineteen Quilt Gardens sites around Elkhart County and Shipshewana will become abuzz with activity in the next two weeks as annuals of every color in the rainbow are planted in dazzling displays. Approximately 150,000 plants are being delivered to the sites, where hundreds of workers — many of them volunteers — … Continued

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Quilt Garden Tour, Wakarusa

Quilt Gardens, Amish Acres get star treatment in new Indianapolis Colts-themed children’s book

By Terry T. Mark ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. — Thousands of visitors tour Elkhart County’s Quilt Gardens and Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort in Nappanee every year. The visitors come from all over the U.S. and, of course, Indiana. You can count Blue as one of the visitors, at least in a new illustrated … Continued

Welcome to Homeland Gardens as new Quilt Gardens flower provider

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 in Bristol, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country

By Terry T. Mark Paul and Barb Schwartz realize they are stepping into big shoes. When Sonya Miller retired after providing flowers for the Quilt Gardens for years, the Schwartzes’ business, Homeland Gardens near Middlebury, was asked to step in. It’s their faith in God and belief in community that is inspiring them to be … Continued

Brewpub, ‘life-changing pizza,’ Elkhart Jazz Festival highlighted in 2016 Indiana Travel Guide

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Quilts, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It may be cloudy and overcast now, but the awol academy inc is getting its moment in the sun in the recently published 2016 Indiana Travel Guide. The highlight is a feature headlined “Amish Surprises” that directs readers to area destinations that visitors might not expect to find in Amish Country. … Continued

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Garden Tour, Trip Ideas, Unique Shopping

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Ten Under $10 Otters and egrets and bears, oh my!  Not to worry, the “wildlife” at Wellfield Botanic Gardens is cast in bronze and always approachable.  Kids love the “hunt;” everyone enjoys the lush gardens surrounded by charming pump houses and fun water features. The best part? You can see it all for just $5 … Continued

It Takes a Village

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Quilt Garden Tour

It Takes a Village

People often use the phrase, “It takes a village…” when referring to Synthetic Grass Denver Colorado, but I’m thinking that most things that take time are better when a village is involved. Take for instance a quilt garden. I remember the beautiful villas in Switzerland and this site https://www.exceptionalvillas.com/switzerland managed to capture the great scenery … Continued

Our Top 10: Summer Fairs and Festivals

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 in Must See's & Stops, Quilt Garden Tour, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Our Top 10: Summer Fairs and Festivals

  1. Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail:  You’ve never seen quilts this big, patterns this eye-popping and settings this striking.  See all 19 supersized Quilt Gardens FREE through September in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shipshewana and Wakarusa. (Now thru October 1)   2. Goshen First Fridays: Party on at monthly, themed celebrations that … Continued

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