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Sunday with Sandhills

Meet at Maple Wood Nature Center at 3:30 pm on Sunday to join a bird-watching excursion to see the Sandhill Cranes migrating through Pigeon River FWA. The Naturalist does have free, limited seating available in a passenger van. To reserve your seat, please call the park office at 260.854.2225. We’ll birdwatch at the waterfowl resting …

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Spring Wildflower Walk

Cure your cabin fever with a wildflower walk at Maple Wood Nature Center.  Join the Naturalist on the casual walks that will last approximately 1 hour.  Participants will learn to identify blooming wildflowers and enjoy folklore tales.  Walkers are invited to help pull invasive Garlic Mustard as well. All ages are welcome.  The trail is …

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Patchwork Trails: 2019 Walking Season

Join us as we explore the Great Outdoors! Patchwork Trails combines exercise, education, friendship, and fun!  Each walk will showcase season beauty unique to each property.   We’ll look at what’s blooming, what’s singing, what’s flying and what’s underfoot! A detailed description of each walk will be put on the Parks website calendar prior to each …

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Quilting Demonstrations at the Menno-Hof

Visit the gift shop during festival and watch local Amish and Mennonite women demonstrating the art of quilting. Tours are available all week (10 am ‐ 4 pm,  for a small charge) where you will learn about the faith and life of the Amish and Mennonites.

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Creative Card Making Workshop

Join the Yoder sisters for an evening of fun as they share the art of card making.  This fun-filled workshop includes a light snack and all the materials needed to create your own beautiful cards. Take time to shop our quaint little store for your Stamping and Scrapbooking supplies.  Reservations are required by June 14th. 

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DIY Barn Quilt Workshop

Enjoy an afternoon of fun with our Barn Quilt Make & Take Workshop!  You will be guided through the steps to complete your own Barn Quilt.  Fee includes 1’ x 1’ board, paints & Instructions. Reservations Recommended, limited to 40 people per session. Contact the Shipshewana/LaGrange County Visitor Center to reserve your spot today!

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Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup season is worth celebrating and that is what we do! There’s much more to experience than the meal.  We show three different ways to make maple syrup: how we used to do it, how we do it now, and how you can do it at home.  Horse wagons carry visitors into the maple …

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Quiltworx University

Located in the heart of Amish Quilt Country! We are extremely excited to announce the coming of Quiltworx University to Shipshewana, Indiana! Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner will be hosting the fall 2019 Quiltworx University September 22-27, 2019 in Shipshewana. As you have come to expect with Quiltworx University, your week will be …

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Quiltworx Retreat with Kathryn Groves

Fall in love with Shipshewana in the fall… and also with Quiltworx Quilts! Perfect for everyone, whether you are brand new to paper piecing and “Judy” quilts- or you’re well acquainted! 2 Day Quiltworx Hands-on Workshop with Kathryn Groves, a Certified Quiltworx Instructor will help you create your own beautiful Quiltworx project- Over 12 projects …

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