Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ready to hit the road!

With books in hand, I am getting excited about heading back to the quilt trail to see friends new and old. My first stop will be on the 26th, in Seneca, South Carolina. Next, a couple of quilt guilds in the area before the big SPRING BREAK TRIP!!

I am so looking forward to visiting Lebanon, Kentucky, again. There, I will be speaking at the Still House restaurant on April 5. The restaurant boasts the "Still House Star" quilt block, designed by one of my favorite barn quilt artists, Nancy Miles.

Nancy's work has been featured here often; you can enter her name in the search box to see more. Her crazy quilt that hangs in several panels along the fence is just wonderful! She is known for recreating fabric in her quilt paintings, as shown in this closeup of the Still House painting:

I hope to see some of you out and about. I will speak in Tennessee and Kankakee, IL in April and North Carolina in May, with more to come. Check barn quilt to see my complete schedule to date.

Grab an autographed book while you are there!


  1. I'll second that (from Me and My Stitches). I'm in Iowa too, and hopefully you'll come back this way again soon.

  2. I was so excited to receive my copy of Barn Quilts in the mail yesterday, and stayed up way past my bedtime reading and looking at the beautiful photos! Last summer I had driven from Chicago to Decorah, IA to take my daughter to music camp. While looking for a hotel for myself, I was on a county road and began seeing quilt blocks on barns. It was such a beautiful sight to a quilter! However, I didn't know that it was a concerted effort. Then I came upon news of your book on the internet and ordered the book right away. Now, I can hardly wait to go back to Decorah, and I'm sure I'll be hunting down some of the other quilt trails. Congratulations on your gorgeous book, and thanks for sharing the stories!!!

  3. Just received your book from Amazon today and it is just gorgeous! Wish you were heading closer to northeast Indiana but thanks ahead of time for all the pleasure I will have enjoying this!

  4. Wishing I was you getting to see all these Barn Quilts but alas I'm not. So glad you share! Thanks