There’s no better way to experience the culture and history of rural Northern Indiana than by hitting the road to travel through the gently rolling countryside of Marshall County and enjoy the colorful quilt-pattern murals that adorn historic barns, family homesteads and public spaces.Indiana’s first Barn Quilt Trail takes visitors along country roads, combining an appreciation for agricultural heritage, artistic talent and local history. It also helps showcase some of the many other attractions and venues throughout the county, including local shops, restaurants and farmer’s markets.
The art of quilt making has come full circle since the first women settlers brought it from Europe to America’s shores. Then quilts and quilting echoed the social and economic history of families and communities. Today, the Barn Quilt Trail contributes to telling stories, bringing color and interest to our counties’ already beautiful landscapes.