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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quilt barn

When we left Boonville, Mo. we drove "the backroads" and went through many little towns with funny little names like New Franklin, Fayetteville and Malta Bend to name a few. The fall colors were beautiful and I sensed such a feeling of peace and community as we drove along.

Every so often I would see a barn with a quilt on it. Now I have never seen this before so after coming home I checked it out and here is the info.......................
What is a quilt barn?
A quilt barn is a barn or other farm building that displays a quilt square. Often these barns are very old and have historical or landmark significance in the area.
There are quilt trails all across America and you can check it out on  this site American Quilt Barn.There is conflicting stories but it appears that this this tradition dates way back but was re-introduced by Donna Sue Grows in 2001...here is her interesting story (turn off music to hear).

 

Just one person,  one idea,  touches  many

Have you seen these before?  Do you have then in your area?


Missouri trip to be cont.

12 comments:

Flora said...

Very neat! Never seen one before!!

TexWisGirl said...

i've seen them on several blogs i follow. i think they're fabulous!

Nancy said...

No, none in my area, but I have heard of them and seen photos of them.

I have an ideal place for a quilt block on my house. Hmmm, maybe some day.

Dawn said...

I've never seen one aside from pictures...usually on a blog:)
What a lovely drive.....

Farmchick said...

We have these in our area. So beautiful to see them on old barns.

Granny Annie said...

Inspirational video:) I want to see some of these quilt squares on the barns and hopefully we'll be able to travel again soon.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if we have any or not - I've never seen one. sandie

Allison said...

We don't have these here, but I love them. Your pictures have warmed my heart today.

Lady Di Tn said...

How very interesting. I had to look and TN does have a few of these. Thanks for informing us of such things. Peace

BTW
The previous post fed my history side. Thanks.

Linda Chapman said...

I have a quilting friend who discovered quilt barns this year. I had never heard of them!!! I am loving your posts!!

Allison said...

Thank you for your sweet encouragement! You're a bright spot in my day!

Debbie said...

WoW monica, thank you so much for sending this to me. i watched the video, i had no idea how this trend was started. what a beautiful story of love and faith, tonight i will pray for donna and her mom!!

and the friendship quilt wow, what an amazing work of art!!! so much love!!!