• Free and open to the public May 30, 2020, to Sept. 15, 2020 

  • Named Best Festival or Event in 2017 by the Indiana Tourism Association 

  • Named Best of the Best event by the American Bus Association, a leading group representing group tour operators, for the last two years 

  • Started in 2007 with two test gardens, including one site that participates to this day: Das Dutchman Essenhaus 

  • 200-plus volunteers needed to plant, water, weed and maintain the gardens 

  • 2,000 estimated man-hours put in by the 200-plus volunteers 

  • Estimated 1 million-plus blooms at all 16 Quilt Gardens 

  • Six cities and towns of Elkhart County have at least one Quilt Garden (Bristol, 1; Elkhart, 5; Goshen, 4; Middlebury, 3; Nappanee, 2; Wakarusa, 1) 

  • Four Quilt Murals (two in Middlebury and two in Nappanee) 

  • Six Quilt Gardens are located at sites with historical significance — Ruthmere in Elkhart, Old Bag Factory in Goshen, Coppes Commons in Nappanee, Krider World’s Fair Gardens in Middlebury, and Elkhart County Courthouse/Goshen Police Booth and Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, both in Goshen. 

  • Five Quilt Gardens with food — Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Elkhart, Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Dutch Country Market in Middlebury, Old Bag Factory in Goshen, and Coppes Commons in Nappanee. 

  • Four Quilt Gardens at parks or public gardens — Central Park in Elkhart, Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Krider World’s Fair Garden in Middlebury, Abshire Park in Goshen. 

  • Official grower of the Quilt Gardens is Corstange Greenhouse of Portage, Mich., a family-owned nursery in its 46th year in operation 

  • Three Quilt Gardens (Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Elkhart, Dutch Country Market east of Middlebury) are each more than 2,000 square feet. Essenhaus’ is the largest at 3,142 square feet. 

  • Total size of all 16 Quilt Gardens is more than 19,000 square feet.