Thursday, February 17, 2011

No Barns in Atlanta

We may not have any barns in Atlanta--But we do have some great photographers! I was at a friend's home a couple of months back and someone mentioned my book. I love talking about barn quilts, but here in the barnless part of the world, folks' eyes kind of glaze over when I start to explain. But this time was a bit different.

As it turned out, one of the women I was talking to was an incredible photographer--Ali Laipple. She had taken photos of barn quilts on the way back from a friend's wedding in Southern Kentucky last summer. Aren't the effects wonderful? I keep looking at them over and over--so refreshing to see barn quilts depicted through her artistry. Now if I can get Ali back on the road--wouldn't a calendar of photos like these be amazing??

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Beauty in the Blizzard!

These aren't exactly "barn quilts in blizzards" photos. After all, those of you who are still digging out from under all of that snow probably don't have photography on your mind! But I still do have a great love for barn quilt snow photos, and a few friends have been kind enough to oblige--enjoy!

These two were sent by Ed Williams of Calhoun County, Illinois. They have some beauties! The first one is an homage to International Harvester--notice the red and black symbol? I was amazed to find out just how adamant farmers are about the brand of farm machinery they use. Some are red and black folks, and others yellow and green.

One of the first farms I visited was that of Bruce and Debbie Bacon, in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Debbie sent this great photo of snow falling in front of their LeMoyne Star

Hope everyone is staying warm; we are having a false spring--50 degrees today--but more snow in the forecast for next week.