This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quilts at the Jasper County Historical Society museum

The summer show at the Jasper County Historical Society museum is a quilt exhibit.
 It is a small show of older quilts. One that was interesting though not visually impressive is the Class of 1936 signature quilt. The students of the class were given fabric squares to take home and embroider with their names, and those squares were then made into a quilt that is now in the collection of the museum. The papers on the quilt give the list of members of the class as well as a list of those who still live in Rensselaer. One of them is my neighbor, and all of them are in their nineties.
 More interesting visually was an unusual biscuit or puff quilt. These were quite fashionable at the end of the 19th century.
 The exhibit is not as big but very different from the last quilt exhibit in Rensselaer, one two summers ago at the Carnegie Center. But as the summer goes on, it will probably add more quilts--usually the locally assembled exhibits there grow over their run.

You can see them this Saturday. The museum is open the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10:00 till 1:00.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The museum will be open on Saturday, June 11, for the alums of Rensselaer High School and Rensselaer Central High School. Thank you for the nice story. The biscuit or puff quilt is owned by Linda and Roger Buschman.