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In Amish Country, fabric creations are an art form.

In Shipshewana you can find: knitting, macrame, hand-sewn clothing, weavings, hand-loomed rugs, but this area is well-known for beautiful quilting. Amish Quilts are beloved as decor, and so well-made that they can be handed down as family heirlooms. Not only that, but quilting as a past-time and art form has had a resurgence in popularity, possibly due to the social aspects of quilting groups.

If you count yourself among the quilting or quilt-loving, then June 2024 is going to be an exciting month! (All of the following quilt events take place across multiple days, so make sure you’re checking dates and times when making plans!)


Beginning first is the Quilt Trails Shop Hop.

Dates: Mon. June 3rd Sat. June 8th everyday from 9am – 5pm.

  • This year the annual Shop Hop features 8 Quilt Shops! Visit the participating shops anytime, and in any order during the Shop Hop week.
  • You can get your official Quilt Trails Shop Hop Passport at any participating shop. The accompanying collectible Shop Hop bag is also available while supplies last!
  • Passport purchase price is $5 and includes the 2024 Charity Challenge pattern.
  • There is a drawing for a Grand Prize Gift Basket, as well as nine other prize baskets. You must turn in your passport with all 8 shop stamps to be ENTERED TO WIN.

2024 Participating Quilt Shops:*

Caroline’s Cottage Cottons, Rome City

Clothesline Creations, Middlebury

Heartland Country Sewing, Goshen

I Sell Fabric, Shipshewana

Lolly’s Fabrics, Shipshewana

The Cotton Corner, Shipshewana

The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus, Middlebury

Yoder Department Store, Shipshewana


*Sew Creative Threads can be found in the original info and passport, but they are currently temporarily closed while they move their shop from Elkhart to Constantine, MI.

For full Quilt Trails Shop Hop info, click here!


Next up is the 2024 Rome City Quilt Show & Market!

Dates: Wed. June 5th Fri. June 7th. 9am – 5pm & Sat. June 8th 9am – Noon

  • The Noble Nimble Thimbles present the 2024 Quilt Show & Market.
  • Location is the Rome City United Methodist Church, near Caroline’s Cottage Cottons in Rome City.
  • Entry is free, with a suggested donation of $5.
  • Gorgeous quilts will be raffled off, and raffle tickets are 6 for $5 or $1 each.
  • Find more about the Noble Nimble Thimbles on FB or on their website


For full Quilt Show & Market info, click here! 


Finally, there’s the BIG SHOW. The Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo!

Dates: Thurs. June 6th thru Sat. June 8th, 9am – 5pm (Th, F) and 9am – 4pm (Sat.)

  • The Elkhart County Quilt and Fiber Expo (ECQFE) will take place at the Northern Indiana Event Center connected to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • The ECQFE will utilize all 21,000 + square feet of air-conditioned event space, as well as some exterior spaces on the campus.
  • The ECQFE seeks to inspire, encourage and showcase the textile and fiber artisans in our midst through workshops, presentations and demonstrations. There is theater seating for 70 where a variety of presentations will take place.
  • Through collaboration, educational opportunities, exhibitions, and juried contests the ECQFE includes a wide variety of textile and fiber arts.
  • The ECQFE is open to all, with the goal of building community among those teaching, learning, experiencing and discovering the joy of “textiles and fibers.”
  • Pre-register before May 31st for a chance to win a FREE basket full of quilt and fiber goodies!
  • Watch for our Featured Artisan, Annie Fuller! She is an expert in cross stitch and will share her passion and samplers with us.


For full Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Show info, click here!





Remember, Quilting & Quilt-shopping are year-round in Shipshewana! Come back again for MORE QUILTING FUN!

Download our Quilt Shops Brochure HERE.

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