Sunday, October 24, 2010


The University of Kentucky - College of Agriculture - School of Human and Environmental Sciences - Family and Consumer Sciences has a link for their services and projects in each county. Now under the County of Allen, in the great state of Kentucky, is a link to the Allen County Quilt Tail Brochure and Application. I had not listed Allen County in my sidebar, but I will correct that omission immediately.

I have not yet mentioned the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. The (KEHA) is a volunteer organization that works to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development, volunteer service and education. They have developed some wonderful Kentucky Quilt Trail Materials that will be of interest and / or help to any Quilt Trail Organization, or individuals interested in learning more about or starting a group or Quilt Trail in their area.


Monday, October 11, 2010


There is a new Barn Quilt Trail in a neighboring county. This morning is the first that I have heard of this effort. I will be glad to provide more information as it becomes available, or you can contact: the Taproot Artisans of Iredell County, NC. The Statesville Record and Landmark has published the story this morning.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

a choice for some...

I have heard of several Barn Quilt committees getting a special deal from a local hardware or paint supplier, and often soliciting help mounting large panels from the power company's (or other’s) cherry picker. This is good for the committee, and I do believe that this is a good public relations for everyone involved. Now I see a national sign board company taking notice of the Barn Quilt Arts Movement.

This is not an attempt by me to promote any product, but for those that feel the more traditional plywood panel is too cumbersome or heavy, Dibond® graphic display board by 3A Composites USA could be an alternative. The Barn Quilt story is published on-line at and also It should be sufficient for me to say that I enjoy the more traditional approach, and with as much community involvement as you can muster. If it is your barn, and you have scaffolding, and are not fearful of heights, and have a way of keeping lines straight, then painting on the actual barn siding can be very effective... but definitely not for amateurs.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The Quilt Trail Gathering
May 13-14, 2011

" The Quilt Trail Gathering, May 13-14, 2011" is the only info available on the new (still under construction) website:

... as reported on October 5th, in the Georgetown, Ohio,

In addition to all the promotions planned for the remainder of 2010 and through 2011, Brown County Tourism is working with an Adams County family to stage an event that could potentially draw thousands to the area next spring. On May 13-14, 2011, The Brown County Department of Travel and Tourism will co-host "The Quilt Trail Gathering," organized to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of the Quilt Barn Trail.
The event will be co-hosted by Donna Sue Groves, an Adams County resident who started the quilt barn project in 2001 as a way to honor the memory of her mother. Brown County was the second to join the trail, and when it began no one could have anticipated how much interest in Quilt Barns would have grown. Over the decade Quilt Barns have generated interest across the nation, with quilt patterns now on hundreds of barns in dozens of states.