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Old 08-30-2011, 06:42 AM
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What would you do with a couple of hours in Iowa? Look for Barn Quilts, of course!

What's a "barn quilt"?? A large quilt block painted on the side of a barn, shed, or corn crib. I won 2nd place in a barn quilt design contest this summer, but I have never actually seen a Barn Quilt in person! According to one source, there are over 580 Barn Quilts in Iowa. Barn Quilt Mecca...

And where are these barn quilts? Apparently further away than the measly couple of hours we had before our flight to go looking for them. But my husband is a good sport, so we rented a car, (he is very well trained) and headed out on our quest to see a Barn Quilt.

Finally found one near Pella, Iowa; a beautiful little Dutch Town surrounded by corn fields!

(Bought some fresh-picked corn from a roadside stand, smuggled it home in my suitcase, then fixed it for supper! Oh, my tastebuds! That was some of the best, sweetest, freshest, corn ever to cross my lips!!)

So... one down, 579 more barn quilts to see in Iowa alone!

Then I learned that Fons & Porters' headquarters is about an hour away from Des Moines...I have GOT to find my way back to beautiful Ioway!

Corn Fields
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Corn in Fields
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Fields of Corn
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Farms with corn fields
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Barns
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This one needed a Barn Quilt...
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And finally!! A real, live, actual BARN QUILT!! A beautiful Lone Star
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:01 AM
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There are several counties in Iowa that have alot of barn quilts.

http://www.barnquilts.com/

http://www.barnquiltsiowa.com/

http://www.humboldtcountybarnquilts.com/

http://iowa.com/2009/03/fayette-quilt-tour/

http://www.grundycountyia.com/Quilt_Website/indexbq.htm

http://www.butlercountyiowa.com/barnquilts.html
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fun....thats a beautiful barn block...love the pic of you adding a block to the barn hehe
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Originally Posted by dakotamaid
There are several counties in Iowa that have alot of barn quilts.
Thanks, dakota! I looked at most of these online before the trip, but just needed more time, (or $ to move our flight back...) Great links!
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Hope you find your way back to us soon!
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Originally Posted by doowopddbop
This one needed a Barn Quilt...
LOL! :lol:
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It's really a beautiful state! I grew up there and I still think the midwest is lovely...all 4 seasons of the year.
Next time you go, if you are near Kalona, Iowa...go to the two quilt shops there. They are both wonderful!
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Originally Posted by doowopddbop
Originally Posted by dakotamaid
There are several counties in Iowa that have alot of barn quilts.
Thanks, dakota! I looked at most of these online before the trip, but just needed more time, (or $ to move our flight back...) Great links!
You'll come back, and google map out your route!!!:)
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

love your barn quilt!!!!
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That is neat. Will the sun or weather deteroiate the color of the fabric?
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