Topic: quilts

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 Gardens, Things to do in Elkhart County

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

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 Gardens, Quilts, Things to do in Elkhart County

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

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Food

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 in Amish, Amish Recipes, Quilts

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Food

Elaine Jones shares a few words on . . . Food Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… This past … Continued

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Quilting

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in Amish, Quilts

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Quilting

Elaine Jones shares a few words on . . . Quilting Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… These last … Continued

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

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

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 Gardens

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

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Enjoy crisp fall days and think about cozy nights checking out the fabulous quilt shops along the Heritage Trail.  Locally handmade quilts hanging from the rafters of The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus invite snuggling. The old-fashioned Amish quilts at Rebecca Haarer’s shop in Shipshewana remind you of nights at grandma’s house. And see art expressed … Continued

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Get inspired to re-create a room or two at the Black Crow on Main in Elkhart. It’s packed with cleverly paired new and restyled furniture plus fun and funky accessories. In Goshen, explore Found where you’ll feel like you’re perusing the stalls of artisans in faraway places.  The shop owners travel the globe to pick … Continued

Along the Heritage Trail