We left New York and headed for Southern PA, where I had a few speaking engagements. I have had a blast talking with quilt guilds! You can see some of the ongoing madness here: http://www.barnquiltinfo.com/quilt-guilds.html
A few days later, we visited Gettysburg. I highly recommend the CD tour--it really brought to life all that took place. When I think of a battlefield, I think of a confined area, but this battle was spread out over miles! Quite the history lesson and one that won't be soon forgotten.
Here I am with Gracie--no barn on the quilt; the story dates back just a bit farther!
SO many times I have had people argue with me that barn quilts began with the Pennsylvania Dutch. But Hex signs are NOT quilt patterns--that is, they were not intended to be fashioned into quilts and are not taken from sewn patterns. But aren't they lovely?
On to Ohio, where Barb and Jim Gabriel gave me the barn quilt tour. I loved this Clay's choice, patterned after the quilt that Clay's grandma made for his mom to use to cover her lap while watching him play high school football. Go Clay!
That's Donna Sue, I, and Barb Gabriel at the celebration.
Two entire weeks in Columbus, as I have some quilt guilds nearby on my schedule. We are still waiting for our bus to be ready. Poor Ruby--I'm sure she thinks we have abandoned her. I think I will go and pitch a tent in the parking lot of the RV place--maybe they will get her fixed just to get rid of me!