Celebrating its 38th year, the Topeka-Honeyville Quilt Show and Sale is set to open on Saturday, June 18. One of the premier shows in northeastern Indiana, this show and sale draws quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. The 2012 Quilt Show and Sale will again be held in the historic Honeyville School, which is now the home of Eden Worship Center. The center is located one mile west of SR 5 on CR 400S.
Show dates and times will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, June 22. A merchant’s mall is also available for those who are in the market for quilting supplies. There is an admission fee.
Hundreds of handcrafted quilts and quilted wall hangings will be on display and available for purchase. Numerous vendors will also be on hand with quilting supplies for sale. Last year, 80 exhibitors displayed over 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, pieced items waiting for a quilter’s touch, etc.) most of which were for sale.
“We are so pleased with how the show and sale has continued to grow,” stated quilt show coordinator Janice Gingerich. “Quilting has been such a big part of this community since its founding in the 1830s. This area has many excellent quilters and we are delighted to be able to showcase their handiwork.”
Former Honeyville resident Sue Christner, who passed away in 2010, was the originator of the Topeka Quilt Show and Sale. For the first few years, Sue and several of her friends did all the work. But the event rapidly grew in popularity and outgrew her facility. The show was moved to the Topeka United Methodist Church, where it continued to grow and remain for more than 20 years. At the request of Methodist organizers, the annual show was moved back to Honeyville in 2008. Since that time the both the show and the attendance has continued to grow.
Anyone interested in bringing quilts or quilted items for show or sale should bring them to the center on Thursday, June 14, or Friday, June 15, to the Eden Worship Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a completed entry form. Entry forms are available on-line at www.edenworship center.com/quiltshow.html or by calling 260-499-0149.