LaGrange County Barn Quilt Mural: Variable Star Variation

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.

Variable Star Variation at Village View B & B
Barn Quilt Mural #1: Variable Star Variation
Just on the outskirts of the little town of Howe resides a beauty of a bed and breakfast displaying a variation on the “Star” quilt pattern.

Karen Weiland, who owns Village View Bed and Breakfast with her husband Scott, said, “I chose this particular pattern for the star…. There are so many patterns out there that I like, if I had the time I would have a different block for each month to hang on my barn. I am amazed at the way color-placing can totally change the way a block or design looks.”

Location information:

Village View Bed and Breakfast is part of the Shipshewana loop of the Northern Indiana Art & Earth Trail, and for good reason. The house itself, built in 1829, has been completely renovated with nice upgrades balanced by historical accuracy from Karen and Scott. The home is warm and cozy and holds some very special decorative touches along with an interesting past, thanks to previous owners throughout its 180-year history.

Location of Mural:
Village View Bed and Breakfast
0805 East 600 North, Howe, IN
GPS: N 41° 43.732 W 085° 24.659

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