There's no better way to experience the culture and history of rural Northern Indiana than by hitting the road to travel through the gently rolling countryside. As colorful quilt-pattern murals adorn historic barns, family homesteads and public spaces. Indiana's first Barn Quilt Trail celebrates the history of agriculture, the time-honored tradition of quilting, the community's passion for art, community pride and Hoosier hospitality.
Connecting six communities throughout LaGrange County in Northern Indiana, the Barn Quilt Trail features a series of murals painted in a variety of quilt patterns. The art of quilt making has come full circle since the first women settlers brought it from Europe to America's shores. Quilts and quilting echo the social and economic history of families and communities; today appearing in creative new formats, today, the Barn Quilt Trail contributes to telling stories, bringing color and interest to our counties' already beautiful landscape.
Stop by the Shipshewana & LaGrange County Visitor Center to pick up your Self-guided trail map.
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