Sunday, August 12, 2012

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail

Who doesn't love quilts?  Who doesn't love barns? Combine the two, and it is wonderful!  I am sure most of you have seen the lovely quilt blocks that are painted on plywood, and then put up on a barn.  In the Shawano area, you may take a little tour to see all of the quilt block adorned barns. More information, and a printable map to the Shawano County barn quilts can be found here.
Check out this blog, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail, which will take you on a virtual tour of many barn quilts across the country.  You can spend a lot of time looking!  Be sure to check back in all of the archives as well.
Also, if you would like to learn about the history of this project you can go to The American Quilt Trail.  This site even has an interactive map, where if you click on the state, and then county, it will show you the barn quilts there!
So, if you have a little time you can go on a barn quilt tour without ever leaving the farm!  (or house)

1 comment:

  1. Laurie thank you so much for putting this quilt tour together for us. I enjoyed the trip with my cup of coffee this morning. Thanks again love you. Sheila