The day started off on a high note--Ruth Ratliff, who supplied beautiful photos for some of the barn quilt committees and their calendars, met with me this morning. She is going to contribute photos of NE Iowa barn quilts to my book! I am so excited; her work is beautiful--what a gracious gift.
Pat, Ruth,and I zigzagged across four counties to meet with barn quilt folks in each. I had my first press interview--ended up talking to three reporters. If I had known that my photo was going to be taken, I would have at least worn mascara!
My knowledge of Iowa has increased; I was surprised when I saw a maple leaf quilt block on a barn and the farmer said that he made maple syrup. I thought that happened up North! Who knew?
One fella proposed a theory about barn quilts--something about their being landing markers for UFOs. I THINK he was kidding . . .