Created By: PocketSights Ruthmere Tours
Ruthmere's 2019 Quilt Garden is entitled Joseph's Coat.
The owner and builders of Ruthmere Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley located their beautiful home opposite the confluence of the Elkhart and Saint Joseph rivers to acknowledge this natural intersection of historic trade and commerce from generations before. The name "Ruthmere" literally means "Ruth by the water," an homage to their only child Ruth who died in infancy and the natural geography of the setting.
Therefore, our connection between Joseph's Coat and Ruthmere is the "St. Joseph" River which lies across Beardsley Ave. and directly to the south. The simple multi-color four-petal design is ideal for appreciating as your pass by on busy Beardsley Ave.
More information on Ruthmere Museum Campus can be found at www.Ruthmere.org
This point of interest is part of the tour: Gardens and Grounds (Green Tour)