Saturday, January 2, 2010

Let it Snow!

It's getting cold out there, and the possibility of snow is in our forecast. That's usually a once-a-year event in Atlanta, so we are already getting excited at the prospect!

As promised--another beautiful shot of a barn quilt with a snowy background--this time in Racine, WI.

I did visit this lovely farm, but again, I relied on the kindness of strangers to supply photos of other seasons.
Thanks to Kathy, I have stunning images of the barns of Racine in winter.

One thing that I have found about the quilt trails is that they bring communities together--in much the same way, I suppose, that traditional quilting has through the generations. Across the country, I have heard time and time again how many friendships have been forged between folks who seem to have nothing in common except their participation in this project.

This is a season for reflection, and I always spend some time thinking about my friends--some close by and some far away--appreciating what each one adds to my life, and how I came to know them. This year, I have to include a few who were strangers to me just over a year ago but who are dear to me now. Barn quilts are magical--they really are.


  1. This was the first Barn Quilt I ever saw. I need to make a return trip for winter shots!

  2. It's a beauty--and the house is really cool, too--made up of tiny little stones. I have some great photos from early fall when the branches along the fence were loaded down with apples.

  3. I also like seeing the barns in different seasons. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  4. I love this winter barn pic...thanks for sharing! We were driving through Iowa in November and saw several barns with quilt blocks on made a boring drive so much more interesting.

  5. Found your blog via Selvage blog. Love what your are doing. Thank you.

  6. Coming from Karen's Selvage Blog, I think, that your blog is one of the most interesting, I've seen the last month. I've never heard before about barns and quilts and it's so fascinating!!!
    Many greatings from Cologne, Germany

  7. Thanks so much--this project has truly been a joy for me!