Annual Grinter Place Quilt Show This Weekend

Local quilts will be on display; materials will be for sale during Kansas City historical event.

Published on: Apr 23, 2013

Grinter Place State Historic Site in Kansas City, Kansas will host its annual quilt show and spring tea this Friday through Sunday, April 26, 27 and  28. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. Grinter Place is located at 1420 S. 78th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Local quilts will be on display. Quilting materials will be available for purchase and Dennis Bixby will be on site to sharpen sewing scissors for a fee. Visitors can see and make a donation for a chance on this year's opportunity quilt, hand-quilted by the Grinter Place Quilters.

Admission to the house and the quilt show is free courtesy of the Grinter Place Quilters. Tea will be served at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. with a limit of 25 people per session. Tickets for the tea are $8 per person and reservations may be made in advance. The menu includes cucumber sandwiches, butter cookies, tea, coffee, and water. For more information and to make reservations for tea, call 913-299-0373.

Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri border. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home of Annie and Moses Grinter.
Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri border. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home of Annie and Moses Grinter.

About Grinter Place

Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri border. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home of Annie and Moses Grinter.

Annie, a Lenape Indian, helped to farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape Indians. Grinter Place State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.