Nancy J to be honored by state guild

Nancy Barrows, known to most as Nancy J, chats with a customer during a recent quilting show near Shipshewana. She will be honored July 19 by the Indiana State Quilt Guild. Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh

By Joseph Slacian

A Wabash business owner will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award later this month from the Indiana State Quilt Guild in Marion.

Nancy Barrows, better known as Nancy J, will receive the honor during a ceremony Thursday, July 19, at the Marion Public Library. Activities are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The ceremony is one of several events slated during the annual quilters celebration, scheduled for July 19-21 in Marion.

“My first response was I’m not old enough for a lifetime achievement award,” Barrows said with a laugh. “It’s nice to be recognized, but I do so humbly. I do what I do because I like to do it, not for awards.”

Posted on 2018 Jul 10