During the month of March, businesses in the little horse-drawn community of Yoder, Kansas will become galleries of sorts during the annual Parade of Quilts, displaying dozens of quilts in every pattern, color, and price range. The quilts are all hand-pieced and hand-stitched by the ladies of the Mennonite and Amish communities in Kansas and across the United States.
The Yoder Parade of Quilts is self-guided tour. You can pick up a Parade Route brochure at any of the participating businesses and find a description of each quilt and where to find them.
You can start your tour anywhere, but Carriage Crossing restaurant opens the earliest, so if you’re an early bird, you might want to plan breakfast there and spend the rest of the morning visiting the other participating businesses. It’s also fairly easy to find, being at the intersection of Highway 96 and Yoder Road.
This could be a fun road trip from Wichita, and a great way to explore the unique and historic town of Yoder, Kansas.
For more information about the Parade of Quilts event, visit www.YoderKansas.com or call (620) 465-2220.