The day after we arrived, I visited with a quilt guild in Milwaukee and then took a side trip to the nearby quilt museum. This is a really wonderful quilt, a 9/11 memorial. If you look closely, you might be able to see that each piece of this quilt is a face--a photo of someone lost in that tragedy.
On to the granddaddy of all quilt trails--Shawano County. This is the largest single-county quilt trail in the country, with more than 250. And oh, what beautiful barns--and quilt blocks! I spent two days with Jim Leuenberger and his wife, Irene, who put together this array of barn quilts, and could have spent three more!
Here is Hands All Around--is that a picture perfect barn or what?
SO--we left Wisconsin with both and had a taste test on the road. Boy, do I wish we had bought some more of that 9-year! I don't think you can buy it elsewhere. I do have some Wisconsin friends who might be persuaded to send some our way, though!