Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040494

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.
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Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: 9780804011389

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 5016

The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares writ large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron travels through twenty-nine states and two Canadian provinces to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn artists, committee members, and barn owners Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, registered quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred driving trails. With more than fifty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.
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Barn Quilts

Inspirational Adult Coloring Book

Author: Marian Parsons,Majestic Expressions

Publisher: Majestic Expressions

ISBN: 9781424553976

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 112

View: 505

Relax. Refresh. Renew. Life is full of demands. Appointments, deadlines, obligations, and constant digital chatter occupy every moment and build a mountain of unhealthy stress and tension. Research shows that coloring can be an effective stress reducer, but true rest and peace are found in God. Inspirational adult coloring books by Majestic Expressions incorporate these two ideas in one beautifully illustrated book. Inspired by the Barn Quilt popularity and many Barn Quilt Trails surfacing around the US, this coloring book features barn quilt patterns and pictures for you to color. It also includes Scriptures about the beauty of the earth, bounty, harvest, hard work, early morning, and creation. Color your own barn quilt and watch each picture come alive as you allow your creativity to flow freely, filling the intricate images with the beauty of color.
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Quilt Block on American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776403

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 1163

"Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.
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Wisconsin Barn Quilts Coloring Book Two

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523315482

Category:

Page: 100

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A drive through Shawano County Wisconsin is very colorful today because more than 300 brillant "quilt blocks," called barn quilts are on display on barns throughout the county. The Shawano County Barn Quilt Project was started by Shawano writer/author Jim Leuenberger in 2010. In June 2010 Jim proposed the idea to local 4-H clubs as a possible club service project. Since then, several clubs have sponsored and painted barn quilts. And individuals have supported the project through sponsoring a quilt and/or having a quilt put on their barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so I put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. A barn quilt is made by painting a pattern on two 4' by 8' sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and then mounting them on a barn to form an eight foot square. Two coats of primer are applied to both sides of the boards and the edges. After the pattern is drawn out, Frog (painters) tape is applied. Three coats of each color are applied, with each coat being allowed to dry overnight. After the quilt is finished it is allowed to dry for at least two weeks before it is put upon a barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so why not put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. Take a tour of Shawano County and locate some of the barn quilts illustrated in books... Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book One and Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book Two. Five of my other coloring books...Geometric Designs Coloring Books One, Two, Three, Four and Five are also on Amazon. Coloring books are fun and good for stress!!
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5,500 Quilt Block Designs

Author: Maggie Malone

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402720475

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 8468

Collects 5,500 named patchwork patterns from varying sources, ranging from some that go back generations to modern ones, and arranges them by the number of squares to a block to allow easy mixing and matching.
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American Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533465122

Category:

Page: 100

View: 8543

Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.
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Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 7376

Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.
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Vermont Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537436166

Category:

Page: 102

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Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.
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Build-A-Barn - No Pattern Construction

Author: Julie Sefton

Publisher: American Quilter's Society

ISBN: 9781604604115

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 9075

Build your barn your way with Julie Sefton's passion and process. Be inspired by the texture, layers, shapes, and shades of aging, surviving barns. Detailed notes provide step-by-step instruction to design and create your pieced barn blocks. Additional notes show how to combine blocks to make your own seasonal sampler. Julie guides you through the free-piecing construction, layout, and quilting of your project.
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Pennsylvania Quilt Barns

Author: R. Thomas Berner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781364312961

Category:

Page: N.A

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Photographs of quilt blocks on barns in Pennsylvania. Barns are the cathedrals of rural America and this book adds to that theme.
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The Quiltmaker's Gift

Author: Jeff Brumbeau

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133811350X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 6372

When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king, but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart. Each page highlights a different quilt block pattern whose name relates to the unfolding story.
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Piecing

Expanding The Basics

Author: Ruth B. McDowell

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607050315

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Almost everyone who views a Ruth McDowell quilt wants to know, "How did she piece that?" Now Ruth shares her sought-after techniques for piecing curved seams, insets, multiple angles, Z seams, Y seams, puzzle seams, diagonals, intersecting seams, slipped seams, and much more. Beginning with a photo or sketch, Ruth walks you through the individual steps of piecing and offers problem-solving suggestions along the way. You'll learn her methods for original piecing design, as well as how to select fabrics and find your own working style. This book will appeal to traditional and contemporary quiltmakers alike.
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15 minutes of Play -- Improvisational Quilts

Made-Fabric Piecing • Traditional Blocks • Scrap Challenges

Author: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607055872

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how to create a unique piece of “made-fabric” in just 15 minutes with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s improvisational scrap-piecing methods, then incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks. As you play, you’ll sharpen your design skills and learn about combining colors and prints in new ways…then watch your quilt design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic blocks like Sawtooth Star or Flying Geese can be, when they’re constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Includes 11 challenge exercises to strengthen your creative muscles, plus an inspirational quilt gallery.
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Quilts, Barns and Buggies

Amish Quilts and Proverbs Coloring Book

Author: Zondervan

Publisher: Coloring Faith

ISBN: 9780310087595

Category:

Page: 96

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Take Time Away from Your Busy Day to Reflect on the Simpler Life Take a walk through the fields and feel the warm breeze as you color your way through an Amish lifestyle. With intricate patterned quilts, beautiful scenery, and a focus on the simpler things in life, Quilts, Barns & Buggies will encourage you to relax on even the most hectic days. Sprinkled throughout the pages are wise Amish sayings and biblical proverbs that will inspire you. Special Features * 90 beautiful coloring designs of Amish quilts and scenery * More than 40 Amish sayings and biblical proverbs * Perforated pages on heavy stock Look for more inspirational coloring books at Coloring Faith, www.coloringfaith.com.
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Crazy at the Cabin

A Cozy Collection of Crazy-Pieced Quilts

Author: Janet Nesbitt

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781604687835

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 738

Use Crazy piecing, a unique technique, to create table runners, wall hangings, and bed-sized quilts.
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Patches of Blue

17 Quilt Patterns and a Gallery of Inspiring Antique Quilts

Author: Edyta Sitar

Publisher: Laundry Basket Quilts

ISBN: 9781604689105

Category: Quilting

Page: 128

View: 544

Fresh and inviting. Restful and relaxing. Simple, yet elegant. No matter how you think of the classic combination of blue and white, this collection of breathtaking quilts is sure to capture your imagination. Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and follows with patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs. Mixed in with the stunning array of quilts and patterns are photographs taken in and around Edyta's home in southern California. Take a journey with Edyta as she embraces her fresh start in a new location, exploring the beauty surrounding her. Her signature style is artfully reflected in classic blue-and-white quilts. Edyta's favorite color is blue. With this book in hand, there's a good chance your favorite color might become blue, too.
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