Welcome to the Quilt Gardens Passport
Use this Passport to explore the Quilt Gardens & Quilt Murals along the Heritage Trail: quilt-inspired gardens and hand-painted, quilt-themed, super-sized murals throughout the communities of Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Wakarusa. Check in at as many locations as you can for your chance to win prizes!
Every Quilt Garden and Quilt Mural has its own intricate pattern, many are original designs, and each has its own unique story. Each of our unique communities that host Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals have their own special character and fun finds you’ll want to explore.
Visit the Quilt Gardens & Mural sites & get a FREE swag!
1) Use the Quilt Gardens Passport to easily explore the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals throughout the communities of Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Wakarusa.
2) Check in at Quilt Garden and Quilt Mural locations and win free swag!
3) Complete the check ins and redeem your prize at the Elkhart County Visitor Center*
Simply Click the Rewards tab at the bottom of your passport to see your progress, prize options, and redeem the prize for your level reached.
Each Quilt Gardens and Quilt Mural location is worth 100 points
600 points: Free Well Crafted Water Bottle
1,200 points: Free Well Crafted Water Bottle and Power Bank
2,800 points: Free Well Crafted Water Bottle, Power Bank, and Glass Coaster
*Prizes must be redeemed in person at the Elkhart County Visitor Center (3421 Cassopolis St. Elkhart, IN. Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm ET). Prizes will not be mailed. Prizes may not be picked up before the prize level check-ins are completed.
Maps, Resources & Info
Groups of 20 or more
Check out the new Quilt Gardens tour options – exclusive to groups of 20 or more
Quilt Gardens FAQ
When can I see the Quilt Gardens?
The Quilt Gardens are viewable May 30 - September 15 each year during all daylight hours. Elkhart County is on Eastern Standard Time which means in summer time, daylight can mean perfect garden enjoyment as late as 8 or 9 p.m. each evening. Many people like to go back to their favorite site to see them at different light and times of the day.Learn more about the quilt gardens.
How do the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals look right now?
The Quilt Gardens are planted on May 30 and are then what we lovingly call “baby gardens”. As the summer season heats up, and the inevitable rain & heat hit, the gardens fill in, grow and become just gorgeous and filled with surprises.
Our volunteers work hard with each of Mother Nature's challenges to provide you the best experience and are committed to pattern appreciation and view ability. What’s neat about this event, is one garden is having some challenges, keep going to the next one on the Heritage Trail.
They are all at different stages due to soil content, weather, and local environments. For real time info give the Visitors Center a call at 800-262-8161 for today’s garden update. The Quilt Murals always look fabulous! We hope you enjoy them all!
Are the Quilt Gardens Accessible?
Quilt Gardens are best experienced from the walkways and lawns surrounding each site's location. Some Quilt Gardens can be viewed from your vehicle, but that does not provide the optimal experience. A few Quilt Gardens locations provide viewing platforms accessible by a handful of steps. Most Quilt Murals are visible from the car or sidewalk.
What are the addresses for the Quilt Gardens?
Just enter the address in your favorite map app on your mobile device for easy directions to each location. You can also download the map for the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals,Quilt Gardens location addresses
Is there an admission fee for the Quilt Gardens?
All Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals are viewable free of charge so plan to stop, get out, walk, and enjoy at each stop. Read the signs, take a picture and share using #quiltgardens. Breath in the fresh air and enjoy nature and art for free.
I have an urgent question about the Quilt Gardens
If you have an urgent questions about the Quilt Gardens or need help, please call us at 800-262-8161
2023 Quilt Gardens In Progress