Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt on display at Statehouse until Friday

Sunday, March 6, 2016

On Feb. 27, Tony and Joy Minor and Bob Willen attended the unveiling of the Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt at the Indianapolis Morris-Butler House. Clay County's 6-inch square quilt block was made by Joy of their 100-year-old granary barn.

The Minors purchased the barn April 1, 1989, which they still own and use.

The quilt will be on display in the Statehouse until Friday, and then transferred to Bloomington for display. Governor Mike Pence and wife were in attendance and spoke at the unveiling.

A book was printed containing information about all of the quilt blocks submitted by Indiana's 92 counties and the quilters who submitted them. Joy purchased a book with plans to donate the book to the Clay City Library.

Plans are being made to display the quilt in different Indiana counties. Hopefully the quilt will be on display at Clay City Fair or the Clay County Fair.

Watch for display dates to be published later.

Joy has been a member of Country Pals Extension Homemakers Club more than 30 years and the Melody Makers Clay County Chorus.

The Clay County Extension Homemakers are proud of Joy Minor for making the quilt block representing Clay County.

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