Monday, October 17, 2011

The Quilt Trail comes to Kansas

The first quilt trail in Kansas--in Franklin County--was begun this summer. You can see their first few blocks on their website:

More recently, this McIntosh Star block with an apple in the center was installed at an orchard called "Pome on the Range." Gosh, I love a good pun!! Barn quilt puns--even better!
This beautiful Feathered Star in Richmond is the 10th block on this trail.

The North Star block hangs on a barn that was built in Nebraska in the late 1800s. The current owners bought it, dismantled it, and rebuilt it in Kansas! Recycling at its best!

Teh Feathered Star appears on a barn in Richmond, Kansas. I love the white barn as the background!

Be sure to check out for the latest map of the quilt trail!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Shooting for the Stars

I just love this barnyard in Horse Cave, Kentucky, with its Shooting Star barn quilt! Such a great scene; I wanted to much to include it in the book but couldn't make it fit.

The barn is located at Dennison's Roadside Market--another great stop along the quilt trail.

I guess the pattern is appropriate right now as I wait for the book to be released and hope that it will be a star!

Thanks to those of you who have preordered a copy; ordering information--along with much more about barn quilts and the quilt trail--can be found at

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Barn Quilts Featured in Country Magazine!

The currect issue of Country Magazine has a great feature about traveling the quilt trail. I was asked to congtribute some photos, and the editor was gracious enough to include some information about the book.

If the magazine isn't available in a store near you, you can order a copy:,default,pd.html&cgid=MGZ_COU

My website has been updated and upgraded (and moved to a new address):

Of course, every time I think it's complete, I find out about a new quilt trail! I was so excited this week to hear from the folks in Franklin County, Kansas, about their success. Time to add a new state to the map! Meanwhile, you can check it out: