|Shipshewana is a lovely little Amish community in the northeast corner of Indiana. In the center of town you will find many wonderful shops including two great stores for fabric, Yoder's Department Store and Lolly's Quilt Shop.
We stay at the Farmstead Inn 260.768.4595. The staff treats us very well. We gather in the conference area, in a bright, cheerful room with a wall of windows, for sewing, chatting, or whatever your heart desires. We have frequent excursions into town for shopping. Someone is always going out, so car pooling around town is a snap. The center of town is within walking distance. The Inn serves a continental breakfast each day. At lunch and dinner time, you will find a least a couple of Janiacs at the Blue Gate Restaurant or Das Essenhaus . Usually we converge, in full force, at least once at Das Essenhaus.
There are other fabric shops and restaurants in the area. You'll have to ask about them once you get to Shipshe or check out the links at the bottom of the page. If you like antiques, you can visit The Farmstead Antique Gallery, right next door to the Inn. Then there's the huge flea market, held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from May through October. Well there are really too many wonderful places to mention. You just HAVE to come to the retreat to find out!
O'Hare, Chicago, IL about 2 1/2 hours west of Shipshe
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