Bug Jar Quilt

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A dedicated quilter in the state of Illinois
made this lovely bug jar quilt.

Be sure to visit Grover Museum to see
the 2014 display of quilts. The exhibit is
open through May 31, 2014.

Crazy Quilts, Stories on Display in Grover Museum

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.

Annual Quilt Show Luncheon



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!

Museum Visitors

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Allison Saul and Rob Graham visited Grover Museum this week.

Museum Visitors

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Jane Spencer and grandson, visited Grover Museum this week.

Ask Us About Our Two Raffles





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.

Root Beer Float Saturday

RBF Servers Ruthie and Sandy


Servers for Grover Museum’s delicious root beer
floats on Saturday March 15, 2014 were:
Sandy Cord (l) and Ruthie Schoentrup (r).

Thank you, ladies! You “served-up” some
mighty fine floats. Your help is much appreciated.

Root beer floats are served every 3rd Saturday of
the month–except the month of September.
Serve time is from noon-3 p.m. The floats are
FREE for our visitors.

Line Dancing Thursdays 10 a.m.



Line Dancing resumes in April–every Thursday–
from 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pictured above: a lively group who two-stepped, moved about–
and had loads of fun!

Cost is $5.00 for persons under 65 years; good will donation
for persons over 65. Call museum office, 317.392.4634,
or Horizon Center, 317.398.0127, if you have questions.
Come join the fun!

A Fashionable Hat is Always in Season!

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The frigid weather that we have been experiencing this winter
calls for wearing a hat. Though, hats are always in season (in my opinion).
You have heard the expression, “wearing several hats.” Well, that’s alright.
Hats are wonderfully versatile for practicality and as fashion statement!

Thanks to Nancy Steele for donating a fabulous collection of men’s hats to the
permanent collection of the Shelby County Historical Society!

Birthday Girl With Her Memaw!

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Birthday Girl Brookelyn shared the excitement of her 1st-birthday with her Memaw Angela on
Saturday February 8, 2014.

Grover Museum has a meeting room that is used for events of all kinds-birthdays, showers, business meetings. Schedule your next event here. Room Use donation is very reasonable, and kitchen amenities are available also.