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Thread: Barn Quilts

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    Ran across this when I was looking for some quilting information. I found this very interesting.

    http://www.barnquilts.com/

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    I have heard of these. My dad is a truck driver and he has seen these barn quilts. I would love to see them.

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    I would like to see them also, thanks for the link. Eleanor Burns has a book out for a Barn quilt sampler that is really cute, too.

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    I have seen some of these too... I would love to take a road trip across america to see them all :D:D:D What a trip that would be!!!

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    AccuQuilt is having a contest regarding Barn Quilts. Deadline midnight May 14th.
    1st Place
    $1,000 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree and a trip for two to AccuQuilt for the unveiling of the winning design
    2nd Place
    $500 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate
    3rd Place
    $150 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate

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    There are several barn quilts in central Illinois and Iowa. I never really thought about people not seeing them. Like everything else, when you see them all the time you kind of take them for granted.

    Here are a couple of links to self guided tours in IL and IA. The second link is to a tour in IA. The barn on the first page of the link is featured in Eleanor Burns new Barn Quilt book.

    http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ka...arn/index.html

    http://www.barnquilts.com/

    These are in WI. I've never seen them, but they look pretty.

    http://www.gazlo.com/marketplace/bus...products/6937/

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    I just read an article in a magazine about them, and I cant remeber which. I think it was Mary Janes Farm...they are really neat!

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    how cool this is, I never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1219
    I would like to see them also.
    I can't believe it, I had no idea there were so many so close to me. I would love to put one on our barn. I may have to research this further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissM
    Ran across this when I was looking for some quilting information. I found this very interesting.

    http://www.barnquilts.com/
    Miss M, check for barn quilts in Tennessee. They have them in many states now. I found this for Tennessee. They also have them in NC, Ohio. They seem to be abundant back east now.

    http://216.122.45.15/quilttrail/index.htm

    There are tons of sites out there now for the barn quilt trails.

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    These are just great. Love that poster on the link you provided shaverg.

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    My daughters co worker has made a barn quilt for her families barn. I haven't seen it yet but will soon.

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    We have bunches of Barn Quilts in E. Tennessee.. the AQS put out a pamphlet last year at the Expo with a map to many of them.. it's an awesome tour.

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    thank you for the site. God bless. Penny

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    I have seen a couple of them. They are neat!
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    We have our summer camping trip set for Southern Wisconsin and I have been looking for places to visit... I know DH would make a day trip to find as many of these barn quilts as possible.... he loves a competition even if it is with himself!

    Thanks for the info!

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    There is a self guided barn tour in Bradford County PA starting 5/1/10. Had I known about it, I would have gone this week end.

    The article I saw said the barn quilts are 8" x 8' .

    I'm thinking I need one for our pole barn and pavilion. wonder if hubby will let me do it????

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    North Carolina has some of these...Quilt Trails is the newsletter. Don't recall the name of the project, but they have a website. I saw it the first time 2 years ago, and they now have over 100 quilt blocks on buildings in the area. It is in the mountains in Western NC.

    Edit - Here's the link: http://www.quilttrailswnc.org/ My daughter lives in Spruce Pine, NC, and we took a day trip to see the quilt blocks. We got about 20 or so pictures of them.

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    There are a lot of them around Central KY, too. Really neat!

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