Star of Hope Quilt: Blooming Hope Along the Heritage Trail

Cassidy Hutton, Contributing Writer
(Friday, April 13, 2012)
Elkhart, Indiana We’re wishing on a shooting star of hope for a cure for breast cancer – and so is fabric artist Diana Bennett whose latest quilt creation, “The Star of Hope,” features Vera Bradley’s new breast cancer awareness color, Tea Garden, in the shape of a star.

The Star of Hope Quilt is a part of the annual Hope Along the Heritage Trail hosted by the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Come May, it will be realized in a supersized quilt garden at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, IN. With 100,000 plus glorious blooms, 19 gigantic gardens and 18 super-sized murals at 27 different locations, the quilt garden is a must-see work of art.

Bennett’s unique handcrafted quilt will be touring stores in the Elkhart area through August. And, you can enter for a chance to win this quilt by making a donation at participating retailers. See The Star of Hope Quilt and enter to win through September at the following locations:

Star of Hope Quilt Tour Schedule:
Das Dutchman Essenhaus
April 13-April 19
August 6-August 20

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens
April 19
May 18-May 20
August 3-August 6

April 19-April 21 early
April 30-May 1 afternoon
May 5-May 7

May 7-May 17
June 28-July 9

See photos of last year’s Hope Garden Quilt »