Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 22, 2013

Quilt show, sale starts Monday


— HONEYVILLE — Celebrating its 39th year, the Topeka-Honeyville Quilt Show & Sale is set to open on Monday.

This show and sale draws quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world.

The 2013 Quilt Show & Sale will again take place in Honeyville School, which is now the home of Eden Worship Center. It is located one mile west of Ind. 5 on C.R. 400 South.      

Hundreds of handcrafted quilts and quilted wall hangings will be on display and available for purchase. Last year 80 exhibitors displayed more than 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, pieced items waiting for a quilter’s touch, etc.) — most of which were for sale.

Show dates and times will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Numerous vendors will also be on hand in the “Merchant’s Mall” with quilting supplies for sale.

Admission is $5.

“We are so pleased with how the Show & Sale has continued to grow,” says 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 died in 2010, was the originator of the Topeka Quilt Show & 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 Topeka United Methodist Church, where it continued to grow and remained 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 the attendance has continued to grow.