Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grandmother's DollsBarn quilt calendar 2011barn quilts quilt trail

Once again today I am reliving my time in Kentucky. I love the touch of fall colors in this photo.

My day in Rowan County was terrific, with the beautiful and diverse Foothills Quilt Trail and friendly ladies to show me--and Gracie, the traveling dog--around.

Brenda Stamm lives right across the street from her family's tobacco farm where this quilt hangs.

She had not only her grandmother's doll quilt but also the patterns that had been cut out of a paper bag and used to make it.

Though many of us know that pattern as Dutch Girl, this one is Dutch Doll, after the doll collector who passed it down to this proud Kentucky farmer's daughter.
Barn quilt calendar 2011barn quilts quilt trail


  1. How awesome. My hubby is from Morgan county. Next time we are there I will have to scour the county for a barn with a quilt block.

  2. It looks as if there are quite a few--at least a dozen in the county. The West Liberty area is most of them seem to be--I hope you enjoy seeing them!

  3. As a Ohio gal far from home, I really enjoyed a visit to this blog. Thanks so much!

  4. Julie,
    Glad you liked it--I hope you will come back to see me!


  5. I love this! I have a dutch doll quilt I made when I was a little girl.

  6. I also love this quilt. Your blog is wonderful Suzi. Thanks for all these lovely photographs.