This being the 50th anniversary for Hope Heritage Days, the Yellow Trail will be having two new displays.
One will honor veterans of our community and will include an open house on Friday, Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., at the museum.
Our second display is the Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt. This lovely quilt was started in 2015 as local artists created quilt blocks to represent old barns within their county. There is a quilt block to represent all 92 counties and Bartholomew County's was done by Peggy Sanqunetti.
At the end of the bicentennial year, this quilt was auctioned off, with the winner being Melba Shilling of Knox, Ind. Her husband's family owns the barn in Starke County that is displayed on the quilt.
She was gracious enough to offer to share this wonderful quilt with us for this event, mainly because she and Rosie Trotter, from our community, were roommates at Purdue many years ago.
This quilt appeared at 50 events during the 2016 Bicentennial year, and Melba has loaned it out to a few other organizations to be shared. She feels it is most important to share this beauty and information with as many people as she can.
We are most appreciative to have the opportunity to allow our many Heritage Days visitors to see this fine work.
The Yellow Trail will be open Friday evening, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. We will also offer for sale a book about this quilt for $10 as a fundraiser for the Indiana Barn Foundation who spearheaded the barn quilt project in 2015-16.