In October at the Bob Evans Farm Festival an exhibit of
quilts were on display in the barn.
Renowned quilter and host of the exhibit Nina Maxine Green
Groves held quilting demonstrations.
Nina is descended from five generations of Appalachian families
in the hills of West Virginia. She learned to knit, crochet, and quilt
from her mother and grandmother as a small girl.
After raising her children and teaching for 25 years she retired
to Adams County, Ohio.In retirement she found more time to
devote to quilting, which has become more than a hobby.
Groves dedication to quilting was the inspiration behind the Ohio
and National Quilt Trail-a project which places painted replicas
of quilt squares throughout southeastern Ohio. There are now
quilt squares throughout Ohio, recognizing the importance of this
craft to our heritage. The two paint quilt squares on the barn
were commissioned by Bob Evans Farm for farm.
Her quilts have since gained acclaim and are featured
in a year long exhibit in the Homestead Museum at the
Bob Evans Farm.Over fifty of her quilts are on display
on the second floor of the museum.
A frequent lecturer on the traditional piece-work quilts
and the woman who made them, Groves offers a wealth
of information on quilting history.
She also holds demonstrations and teaching quilting.
She particularly enjoys creating quilts which feature
" old patterns" but with a twist.