A Brief History

The Scrapbasket Quilters of Brownsburg was founded in 1987 by Carol Weaver, Georgeann Haley, Margaret Emerich, and Connie Wass. These quilters were members of the Indianapolis Quilters Guild who wanted to start a quilt guild in Brownsburg. The original group grew by word of mouth, averaging ten in attendance in the early years. We have grown to seven to ten times that over the past thirty years or so. And our official name now is Scrapbasket Quilt Guild. We started out meeting in the fabric store in town, and as we grew, we moved to the Brownsburg Library. We now meet at The Well Community in Brownsburg. Our goal in having a guild was to be able to meet more quilters in our area and to be able to offer programs that would cover all aspects of quilting. Another part of our guild is our outreach to the community by making charity quilts every year for several worthy charities.