Saturday, June 21, 2008

Here is some Barn Quilt news from the past two weeks:

Kelly Evans-Wilson will continue to serve as a co-chair of the Champaign County (Ohio), Barn Quilt Tour. She was most recently Executive Director of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Ms Evans-Wilson will now be employed by Vernon Funeral Home, and looks forward to spending time with her family.

There will be a Tennessee Appalachian Quilt Trail license plate for sale as soon as the State of Tennessee gets 1,000 pre-orders. 40% of the additional $35.00 that a special plate will cost goes to the Tennessee Arts Commission. I figure that to be $14,000. I have not seen the design yet, but it should be colorful.

Pappy's Quilting Place on Sevierville Road in Maryville, Tennessee has just installed an 8’ x 8’ Quilt Block with a Log Cabin Design. This is a part of the Appalachian Quilt Trail promoted by the Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Council.

The Coshocton County (Ohio) Arts and Culture Alliance have put up four more quilt barn squares, in time for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) riders to see. One of the loops that will be ridden for the GOBA will include the seven barns of the quilt barn trail on Ohio 643 to Ohio 83 from New Bedford to Coshocton.

On June 11, at the home of Carol and Richard Raynor, east of Marshall, Missouri, the Barn Quilts of the Boonslick Region, unveiled the "Farmer's Daughter" quilt square. This is a project sponsored by the Boonslick Tourism Council. The council covers three counties, Saline, Cooper and Howard. They have six objectives, which are agri-tourism, folk art of the American Quilt, agricultural architecture, cultural identity, economic development and community sustainability. This is the first Barn Quilt to be hung in Saline County.

1 comment:

Quilt Trail 0001 said...

The Appalachian Quilt Trail is very excited to announce the new Quilt Trail specialty license tag for Tennessee. More than $15.00 of the sale of each tag will go to support the promotion of the AQT and the beautiful quilt patterns dotting our landscapes. Visit to see the tag design and to order your tag if you are a Tennessee resident.

If you or your group would like join the Appalachian Quilt Trail we would love to hear from you!