Here is a video that tells more about the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in 2013. Our Nappanee Welcome Center garden this year was called Nappanee..On Track. The garden portrayed a train rambling through the countryside amidst fields of flowers. The train symbolized the Baltimore & Ohio railroad that came to town in 1874. This was an original design by the garden committee. It took 20 volunteers two days to plant 5,472 flowers.
The video shows pictures of all 19 gardens- and short interview clips with some of the people involved with the gardens (including yours truly).
The photo below is our guilt garden and the quilt committee after it was all planted. Gives youa little perspective of how large the garden is when you see people in it!
A special quilt show going on in Shipshewana Indiana this week. Lovely display of Quilted in Honor quilts draped over antique Hudson cars. Love the uniqueness of the display! The quilts were made with a special line of Island Batik fabrics.
Quilting and gardening often seem to go hand in hand. Maybe it's the creative process, or just the abundance of color! Many quilter's- myself included, enjoy gardening as well as quilting. I've been fortunate for the past three years to be involved with the Quilt Garden in Nappanee Indiana. This garden was one of 19 on the Elkhart County Convention and Vistors Bureau Quilt Garden Tour in 2012.
This garden design was adapted from a pattern in my first quilt book called Piecefully Amish. The garden is 30' x 30" and had 5,616 flowers. It took our volunteer committee of 11 plus many other helpers two days to plant.
Two 6' arched buggy wheels were made and added a 3D effect in the buggy design.
This is the Pink Elephants for Hope Quilt that I designed and made for the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation this year. The quilt is traveling around to several locations this summer where tickets are on sale. The proceeds go towards the Hope Along the Heritage Trail campaign that benefits breast cancer research and women't life skills programs. Vickie Hunsberger volunteered her quilting talents to do the beautiful machine quilting. The quilt is replicated in the Linton's Quilt Garden this summer.
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