barns and barn quilts
If you don't have a barn..put your quilt on a outhouse..Guthrie Center, Iowa
Christmas at the red barn church
Lover's Knot Quilt Block Barn Poster by Billy Jacobs
Vicksburg guild barn quilt
Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce > Barn Quilts of Shawano Country
From the time of the first settlers until now, quilting has always been a favorite activity in our area. Starting as a very functional way to use scraps, quilts have become an art form. Recently, folks have started having a treasured quilt pattern reproduced on panels that were then installed on barns or other out buildings, thus creating a "barn quilt".
love the matching quilt
Country Threads has a line of barn quilts.
The Log Cabin has always been one of my favorite cloth quilts, partly because I think it offers so much room for interpretation. I always enjoy finding one on the quilt trail, and I have found that painted versions of this pattern have a lot of variety as well. Above left is one of the first from Grundy County, Iowa--just gorgeous!
Grundy County, IA barn quilt