Challenge for 2016 Show
The Indiana Bi-centennial has been chosen as the theme for our Quilt Challenge in 2016. To make a pieced quilt, choose a block that relates to something for which our state is known and be able to write a 2-3 sentence explanation of how it connects to our Indiana heritage. The Civil War in Indiana can be one idea you can pursue using quilting patterns, books, and reproduction fabrics. Hoosiers were divided in their sympathies between north and south. Much of southern and central Indiana had strong ties to the South with settlers coming from both Kentucky and Virginia. Indianapolis had a state owned arsenal for the Union army. National cemeteries are located in New Albany, Lafayette, Richmond, and Terre Haute. The Circle and Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis were built to honor the war dead. Women from Indiana were especially active in supporting the war on the home front, and many used their organizational skills to promote prohibition through the WCTU and woman suffrage. So think about a Civil War in Indiana Quilt for the challenge.
Mt. Comfort Methodist Church, 3179 N 600 W, (Mt. Comfort Road), Greenfield, In 46140
Directions: Take the Mt. Comfort Rd. exit 96 from I-70 on the east side of Indianapolis. Go north to the first stop light which is in Mt. Comfort. Go through the light and the church is immediately on your right.