Sunday, November 7, 2010

An Adams County Original

This barn quilt is one of the original 20 painted in Adams County, Ohio--the first quilt trail. The Sawtooth Star is at Mary Hughes' barn and was painted by artist Charlie Reed.

This was before quilt blocks were painted on plywood and then hung--imagine spending a couple of days up on scaffolding painting this huge work of art!

When I visited with Mary she talked about having the barn repainted. She said, "The wind was blowing and they fastened a covering so that they wouldn’t get any paint on the quilt, but they got one little tiny dribble on one corner." If you look closely, you can see their little "oops," but from the road, the quilt square still looks perfect..Barn quilt calendar 2011barn quilts quilt trail

1 comment:

  1. Suzi,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I will definitely look for your book! What a wonderful project....I'm so glad it's getting some much deserved attention. Happy to make your acquaintance here in blogland! :) xoxo