LaGrange County Barn Quilt Mural: Lone Star and Flower Basket

To celebrate the LaGrange County Barn Quilt Tour, we are devoting two blogs a month on information regarding a specific mural you will see dotting the Amish backroads in Northern Indiana.

Even though we have numbered the blogs, the order in which we present the murals isn’t terribly important, as you can begin your own self-guided tour anywhere you would like. Just stop by the CVB at 350 N. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana to pick up a brochure with a map.

We hope you enjoy each blog at it provides a sneak peek into the background of each barn quilt mural and location.

 

Lone Star Barn Quilt Mural
Barn Quilt Murals # 2 & 3: “Lone Star” and “Flower Basket”
Two murals are displayed on the Amish farmstead owned by Lyle and Betty Helmuth just west of Shipshewana at their Amish business, B & L Woodcrafts.

According to Betty, these two quilt patterns were chosen for their simplicity in order to represent the simple ways of the Amish lifestyle. And, like the Amish culture, these murals reflect the beauty of that humble life.

Flower Basket Mural at B&L Woodcrafts
Location information:
The barn on which the “Flower Basket” mural is displayed presents a rare opportunity for those who want to see the making of a 1940 post-beam constructed barn. Hoof prints remaining on the barn floor tells the tale of horses using their horsepower to pull wagons of hay into the barn.

You will also discover on the property the family business, B & L Woodcrafts, where today the barn is filled with antiques, gifts, and wooden drying racks. Outside you will see an abundance of playground equipment and outdoor furniture, including bright colored Adirondack chairs.

Location of Murals:
B & L Woodcrafts
10045 West 250 North, Shipshewana
GPS: N 41° 40.595 W 085° 37250

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