Southwest Minnesota has a council of Catholic women (CCW) sponsored event that draws people from a three state area. Starting in 2015, the Tracy CCW began hosting a unique event that combines gardening and quilts. The event allows people to view beautiful gardens and quilts within a short driving distance from each other and end the afternoon with homemade pie from St. Mary’s. The pie project started 21 years ago and their pies are sold year-round. The event has been a huge success and the 2022 garden and quilt tour was even featured on an episode of Pioneer PBS’ “Prairie Yard and Garden”.