While visiting Grover Museum, Ted and Karen,
from Kiwanas-Shelbyville “Aktion Club”
enjoyed a root beer float in the Emporium
Saturday April 19, 2014.
Posted from the April 3, 2014 edition of The Shelbyville News
The Grover Museum, 52 W. Broadway St., has sewn together an exhibit showing off quilts from the past and present.
This is the 33rd year for the quilt show, which runs through May 31. It features more than 60 items on display from the museum’s collection and loans from families.
Martha Warble, chairman of the board that runs the show, said that she wanted to encourage people to keep up the art of quilting, and said there are so many interesting quilts from the past and present.
The quilts tell stories in their own ways, said Warble and Museum Director Candy Miller.
Quilting became popular in the Victorian Age. Many of the old quilts on display are from the early 1900s to the 1930s.
The quilts were made then with scraps, silks or old clothing. One was made from the scraps of a hat shop.
The results are a popular style of quilting from early in the 20th century known as “crazy quilting,” which provide quilts with various colorful shapes sewn together.
One quilt from the early 20th has various names embroidered into it. This “friendship quote” from 1929 Washington Township could have come from a church program where they’d sell sections of the quilt to put a name in it.
“Sometimes they raised money that way,” Warble said.
One modern quilt provides a several squares that symbolize battles or events from the Civil War.
“It’s wonderful, wonderful work,” Miller said.
Warble has a quilt on display featuring an old, popular design, Sunbonnet Sue.
“She’s about 85 years old,” Warble said.
Besides displaying the quilts, there will be a Quilt Show Luncheon at 11 a.m. on April 30.
Marilyn Miller, St. Paul, Indiana, will be the featured
speaker for the SCHS 33rd Annual Quilt Show
and Luncheon at Grover Museum.
Pictured above is a quilt that Marilyn Miller
machine pieced and hand quilted for a family
The 2014 Quilt Show Luncheon is Wednesday
April 30th at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are required.
Cost is $12 members of the Shelby County
Historical Society; guests $14.
Call the museum office, 317-392-4634, for reservations,
or mail your check to Grover Museum, 52 West Broadway,
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
It is recommended that you make your reservations early
as this is a popular event!
Raffle chances are available for 2 Pioneer Fair
raffles. We have donation chances for a Authentic
Pioneer Dinner, which will amply feed raffle winner”
and 5 guests.
The rifle raffle is a beautiful reproduction “pre-Civil War Era,”
54-caliber, half-stock cap lock Kentucky rifle.
Drawing for both raffles is Sunday September 21, 3 p.m.
at the Blue River Valley Pioneer Fair.
You need not be present to win. Raffle chances available
at Grover Museum.