Celebrating its 39th year, the Topeka/Honeyville Quilt Show and Sale is set to open at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 24, and will continue through noon on Friday, June 28. One of the premier shows in Northeastern Indiana, this event draws quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. The 2013 Quilt Show and Sale will again be held in the historic Honeyville School, which is now the home of Eden Worship Center, one mile west of SR 5 on CR 400S.
Show dates and times will be Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. There is an admission fee.
Hundreds of handcrafted quilts and quilted wall hangings will be on display and available for purchase. 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. Numerous vendors will also be on hand in a “Merchant’s Mall” with quilting supplies for sale.
“We are so pleased with how the show and sale has continued to grow,” stated quilt show coordinator Janice Gingerich. “Quilting is becoming a lost art, but it remains an important part of this community. This area and surrounding communities have 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 Christner 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 both the show and attendance has continued to grow.
Anyone interested in bringing quilts or quilted items for show or sale should bring them with a completed entry form to Eden Worship Center on Thursday, June 20, or Friday, June 21, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entry forms are available online at http://www.edenworshipcenter.com/#/quiltshow or by calling 260-499-0149. Entry forms will also be available at the time of check-in.
A 15 percent commission will be added to the asking price for each item. This commission, as well as the entrance fee, will be used for mission projects of the church.
Sales are not guaranteed. For more information, call Janice at (260) 499-0149.