Thursday, December 31, 2009

Warm Quilts in the Cold Snow

Here I am all snug and warm on a dreary New Year's Eve, working away at my final chapters. I am also looking forward to serving dinner for a few friends.

A couple of folks mentioned that they would like to see some photos of barn quilts in the snow. Not too many people venture out into the cold to photograph barns, so the few snow photos that I have are already earmarked for the book!

But a quick email to Clayton and Carolyn Pratt of Kankakee, Illinois, and a beautiful winter snow barn photo landed in my inbox! I visited Kankakee in October; a great tour and a barn quilt potluck--it doesn't get any better than that!

Yes, that really is a barn--George Bingley's barn, with the Flower Basket quilt; the photo was taken by Mr. Bingley. For more info on the barn and this trail, go to

You will also see links to the YouTube videos about their project--check them out!

I have some more winter photos coming--stay tuned. And please do drop a note to let me know that you stopped by.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home for the Holidays

I have been fascinated for a while by the possibility of capturing barn quilts at night. This photo is of one of the most often-photographed barns of the original Adams County trail--the Double Lemoyne Star at Goodseedfarms in Peebles, Ohio.

The photo was taken by Stephen Boehme, the owners' son--if you can't quite tell, there is a pond in front of the barn, the double image is a reflection. I just love it because it has holiday lights!

Being home for the holidays will give me time to get the book wrapped up. Hmm didn't mean to include a corny pun, but since it came out that way, I will leave it!

If anyone is interested, I created a calendar with some of the photos from my journey this past year. I don't have a means--or the time--to sell them directly, but they are available at

All the best to you