I’m visiting Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers blog today with a repeat post about barn quilts. How do you like the new barn picture she found to show? See the whole story here.
My ebook, A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska is still free through March 2, 2015. It is available for Kindle at Amazon.
Follow the daily posts at Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers. Thursday, on my blog, look for a writing hint I discovered a couple of days ago, quite disproving that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
How do quilts, a handmade bedcover, and barns, a large building for cows, go together? Answer—when a barn sports a quilted decoration.
It’s a natural for the place where I live, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania—the home of Amish quilts, dairy farms, fields of hay and corn. But we are sort of a Johnny-come-lately. Quilt trails are found in 48 states and Canada. A local quilting farm woman saw her first barn quilt in Ohio which inspired the one profiled in our local newspaper.
Some 7,000 wooden or Mylar quilts were created by groups such as the Grange (a farming organization I belonged to as a teenage farm girl). They can be found following quilt trails, and they aren’t all on barns.
Here is the article from our local newspaper. And, of course, something so popular has its own Facebook page.
I had never before heard of quilts on barns, or quilt trails. In the summer, we have corn mazes, tours of dairy farms, and Hershey candy factory. Do you have similar activities where you live? I’d love to hear about them.