Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Comes to Kentucky!

Well, OK--so they are predicting several inches of snow later this weekend. It's still spring, and I am excited to be in Maysville, Kentucky, for my first book signing with Donna Sue Groves! It was a LONG drive--heavy traffic out of Atlanta, and then several hours headed north. It wasn't really that cold--low 40's--but these amazing icicles hung from the rocks along both sides of the highway--so beautiful! But not exactly harbingers of spring!

We stopped off in Madison County, Kentucky, to take a barn quilt detour. It really was a pretty day, but the camera and the sky were not playing nicely together!.

After a while back on the interstate, we set off on a side trip that I THOUGHT I had well-planned. Oops-even the most seasoned barn quilter gets lost occasionally, and this time. We ended up on such a narrow road where the truck barely fit! But we did find this Crazy Quilt and a couple of other gems.

We go there tonight just in time to make dinner, so we haven't seen Maysville except for our hotel. I look forward to seeing the Maysville Heritage Quilt Trail tomorrow.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Giveaway Results

Congratulations to Sandi Timmons of Sonora, CA! 

Sandi won a free copy of my book in last week's giveaway.  


Thanks to all of you who entered; I hope that you will get out and enjoy the quilt trail nearest you or seek one out in your travels.

If you didn't win--but would like a copy of the book--I am offering a "consolation prize" of a free 2013 barn quilts calendar with any book purchased through my website through the end of March.

Just put "free calendar" in your comments, and I will include a calendar with your order.

This week finds us heading to Kentucky, where I am told that it will probably be snowing. WHAT?  It was almost 80 degrees here yesterday; winter is over!

But it will be a very special occasion and one that I have been looking forward to for a long time.  If you happen to be in the area--we would love to see you.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring is Coming--Let's Celebrate!

It may not be warming up in your part of the world, but here in Georgia, we are enjoying sunshine and 70 degree temperatures!  The daffodils are telling us that it is time to celebrate the end of winter.

As part of the celebration, I am participating in a quilting blog giveaway.  Now, this isn't a traditional quilting blog, but quilters do love barn quilts, and many of my followers are quilters. In fact, I visited over thirty quilt guilds last year as a program speaker!

The giveaway is part of a quilt blogger's event--click on the image below to find out about all of the goodies up for grabs. 
Hop Party with Give-Aways

SO--you may be asking--what I am giving away and how you can enter.

I am giving away an autographed copy of my book, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.  I am so pleased and proud of the reception that the book has received and am delighted to share a copy with a lucky quilter. I have visited with a lot of quilt groups lately and have found that quilters--even those who have never seen a barn quilt--LOVE barn quilts!.

How do you enter?  Go to the map at my website Barn Quilt Info and find the quilt trail closest to you.
Comment below with your location and the location where barn quilts can be found nearest to your home.

One week from today, March 15, I will randomly select a winner and will notify you via this site.

Good luck and happy spring!

Speaking of spring, I will be in Paducah for a book signing during quilt week this year!  Come by the museum between 10 AM and noon; I'd love to see you!