Okay I got my newsletter email from the author Sandra Dallas today and read it during lunch. It had the coolest story. Well okay if you’re not a quilter it may not be so cool but since I admire quilting and I attempt to do some I thought it was cool. It was all about Barn Quilts across
and Iowa . Come to find out there are 31 states that are or will be participating in this new trend. Ohio is joining in this fun colorful display of Barn Quilts. Click on Sandra’s name above and read where the idea came from, when and how it started. New Mexico
Then check out Sue Peyton’s daughter’s website for more pictures, history and anecdotes.
Here’s a teaser of one of the barn quilts in
from Sue’s website. Iowa
Buse Corncrib, 3250 370th St., Auburn
Painted by WLVA art students
Map Location #14
They have Barn Quilt blocks everywhere, from city parks, barns, sheds, garages and porches you name it. They even had them at city hall, hospitals, muesums, and even garden sheds. Some were not attached to the buildings but on posts next to or in front of the building. Not all are on the actual trail but they’re out there.
Here was some of the criteria listed for Barn Quilt trail used in
and Ohio : Iowa
³ Barns/corncribs 50+ years old --- Would
have anything that old that hasn’t been blown over via hurricane winds etc. Texas
³ Can be easily seen from either direction
³ On a hard surface road
³ Active and well kept farm
³ Have enough barns to place blocks every 5 to 10 miles along the route
Now in my web surfing I found that
is to be the first County in Terry County . According to one article it said that Gov. Rick Perry’s office issued a proclamation announcing the Quilt Trail Initiative in Texas on the Barn Quilt trail at the International Quilt Festival in October 2009. The goal is to connect all 254 counties with 66 counties in Houston N. Texas leading the way. So far when I checked only ( Terry County ) is on the list. Makes for a Short trail.... Texas needs to get on the ball. I want to see Barn Quilts in Brownfield, TX Texas. More Barn Quilts should start showing up in 2011-2012.
Also found this blog by Suzi Paron about Barn Quilts.
Okay so I’m easily amused what can I say………………..
Oh well until next blog………. Happy Quilting or Whatever Makes You Happy.
I want one for my garage~~~~~~~