Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Calhoun County, Illinois

Here is a picture that I had to share... A Log Cabin Quilt Block in Hardin, Illinois. The house and barn date back to the 1870s. There are apparently several Quilt Blocks on Barns in Calhoun County, but I have not been able to find a web presence except the following:

From the Catholic Times, the on-line newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield, reports:

The Third Annual Calhoun County Quilt and Church Tour will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the communities of Kampsville, Hardin and Brussels. Calhoun Partners Economic Development sponsors the tour, with proceeds going to Calhoun’s Barn Quilt Project.

Tour tickets are $8 if purchased by Oct. 19, $12 thereafter. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Bank of Kampsville in Brussels and Kampsville, at the Calhoun / Jersey Extension Office in Hardin, or at any of the church halls on the days of the tour. Included with a ticket purchase is a self-guided map to the 25-plus barn quilts located on historic barns and local businesses in Calhoun County.

Quilts will be on display at St. Anselm’s Hall in Kampsville, the First Presbyterian Church and Hall in Hardin and St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Hall in Brussels. The tour includes quilting demonstrations, quilting supplies and fabrics sale and a Calhoun photo gallery and note cards sale. A quilt appraiser will be there to do appraisals of quilts people bring in. Some quilts will be for sale at St. Anselm’s Hall in Kampsville, where the Calhoun Historical Society and the McCully Heritage project will have information booths.

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