Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Barn Quilt / Quilt Barn News

Compiled by Melissa Kellen for the Le Mars Arts Council, there are some first rate directions for anyone interested in giving Barn Quilting a try. These directions are posted on one of the many Iowa State University Extension web sites (this one is for Plymouth County), and it's called Making Your Barn Quilt. They also have a map, and some general information on Barn Quilts and what they are calling Welcome Quilts. Contact is: Le Mars Arts Council, The Arts Center, 200 Central Ave SE, Le Mars, IA 51031-2032 Ph: 712.546.7476 Fax: 712.546.6477 Kathy Moore, Executive Director.

Also take a look at the Barns of Iowa

From the Richmond Register in Richmond Kentucky, it is reported that the Madison County Extension Homemakers have placed a 16' x 16' quilt block on the barn at Pleasant View Farm in Battlefield Park. The pattern is a “Fools Puzzle” pattern, sometimes called “The Drunkard’s Path,” said designer Don Hart. They plan to place 12 Barn Quilts around the county specifically linked to the Underground Railroad, in addition to the 40+ Barn Quilts that the Homemakers have already done.

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