Five Reasons to Love Northern Indiana Amish Country


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5 Reasons Quilters Love Northern Indiana’s Amish Country

1). We love quilters
Our quilters span generations . . . take pride in heirloom-quality . . . invite lasting friendships. You could say the same for Northern Indiana’s Amish Country. Pursue your quilting passions here and share some of ours: Handcraftsmanship, Amish heritage and Hoosier hospitality – all stitched into the rural beauty and welcoming communities of the nationally-recognized Heritage Trail.

2). Quilt Shops? We’ve got lots!
Browse an array of pattern possibilities at Calico Point in Goshen (Amish quilters will serve you), the nostalgia-laced Yoder Department Store (with over 10,000 bolts of fabric), and one of our favorites, Gohn Brothers in downtown Middlebury, where quilters can stock up on quilting supplies in a shop that’s been serving the locals since 1904. There are over 20 quilt shops in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country to help you piece your next quilt to perfection.

3). Visitors come from all over the world to see our Quilt Gardens
amish gardenWe’ve taken our love for quilts to an entirely new level with supersized, quilt-patterned gardens, each in a distinctive design. All are hand “sown” with thousands of brightly colored annuals. You’ve never seen quilts this big (the largest measures 3,200-square-feet!) and settings this distinctive. And you won’t find these blooming beauties anywhere else. See all 19 Quilt Gardens free through September in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Shipshewana and Wakarusa.

4). We’re Home to the Real Indiana Amish Country Housewives
Dine in an Amish home. Join an Amish quilting bee. Get the inside scoop on Amish weddings. Groups of 10 or more can with customized behind-the-scenes itineraries that reveal the “Real” Indiana Amish Country Housewives! For Amish farmers-300x192details, visit or call 800.262.8161.

5). It’s one delicious destination
Platters of piping hot fried chicken? You’ve come to the right place. Bowls brimming with savory sides? Got ‘em. Soft-as-a-cloud cinnamon apple bread still warm from the oven? Check. From Amish-made cashew crunch to award-winning cheeses and produce fresh from neighboring fields, ours is a patchwork of delicious local flavors.

Plan your trip today!

Visit where you can order a free Travel Guide and watch the Quilt Gardens Video!

Start your trip at the Amish Country Visitor Center with a tour of our on-site quilt gallery and a FREE Heritage Trail audio tour CD.
219 Caravan Drive | Elkhart, IN 46514
I-80/90, Exit 92 (Behind Cracker Barrel) | 800.860.5961

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You folks show an awesome “Cinnamon Apple Bread” in your add. Where can one get this recipe ? ? Thanks much.
” Sue Gray “

MS Barb

I thought you were going to share the Cinnamon Apple Bread…but can’t find the recipe…

I would love to get that recipe for Cinnamon Apple bread.

Our designer was trying to find that recipe for you. Then he went on vacation. He’ll be back on Monday and I’ll check with him. In the mean time, you might be able to search the Internet for Amish Cinnamon Apple Bread and see what you can some up with.

I love Shipshawanna, go at least once a year. The fabric shops is where you’ll find me. Fall and around Christmas (right after Thanksgiving,) my favorite times to go. The decorations are spending pretty.Am84

J P Shipp

Looking forward to your sharing the Cinnamon Apple Bread in a future QuiltViews. Blessings and smiles, jps

Samantha Barton

Greetings. I also was indicted by the offer of a great revive. Thanx

Fun fact, Jared Diamond the man who wrote the book Guns, Germs, and Steel conducted a study once on the Amish and found that they’re actually about 20% happier than the rest of the population. As to why exactly is certainly up for debate, but I’m sure eating that cinnamon apple bread will probably make even the most cynical person at least 20% happier as well lol.