Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 4163

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.

Our Canada Our Country Our Stories

Inspirational Tales from the Heart and Soul of this Great Land

Author: Our Canada Magazine a Division of Reader's Digest

Publisher: Reader's Digest

ISBN: 1621454096

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9373

An inspirational collection of 125 heartwarming stories of family, bravery, kindness and more from Our Canada magazine submitted and told by Canadians from coast to coast. From Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador, to Nanaimo, British Columbia, here are the heartwarming stories about things that matter to us the most... Family--It's what makes us resilient and keeps us strong--the joys, sorrows, humour and wisdom of family life. Kindness--Inspiring stories about Canadians who do good works--in their communities and around the world. Valour--True stories that commemorate the sacrifices ofour brave men and women in uniform. Memories--From lakeside in the summer to hockey in the winter, and from characters that inspired us to the games we love, here are some of our fondest recollections. Adventure--From camping on the tundra to motoring cross-country, here are the tall talkes for intrepid adventurers. Community--Canadians celebrate their neighbourhoods, culture and inclusiveness in poignant stories of struggle and achievement. Talent--Gifted Canadians share their creative journeys while chasing their dreams. The stories in this engaging book are from Our Canada and it's companion publication, More of Our Canada--magazines like no other. Written by readers, every issue brings Canadians together to share adventures, celebrate joyful memories and tell the stories of this great land of ours and the people who so proudly call it home. Guaranteed to warm your heart and make you proud.


Form and Function of an American Icon

Author: Susan Carol Hauser

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349738

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 9084

Delve into the fascinating history of these iconic American structures. You'll never see barns the same way again! Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agriculture, harboring multilayered stories from their floors to their rafters. Barn reveals the compelling history of barns from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. It guides the reader on a tour of different kinds of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction. Barn is filled with fascinating facts about barns: How did barns change with westward expansion? Why are barns red? What effect did immigration have on styles of barns in America? How did barn architecture change according to geography? What elements of style emerged on barns? Barn idioms abound (e.g., He can't hit the broad side of a barn door!); Where did they come from? What is a "poetry barn"? and much more! A comprehensive treatment of barns in the American landscape, this book is rich with fascinating details and beautiful photography. Swing open those big barn doors, and find out why barns continue to embody the heart of the American farm.

Explorer's Guide Kentucky (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

Author: Deborah Kohl Kremer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581571704

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 9390

Provides a resource for traveling to Kentucky that features recommendations for dining, lodging, transportation, shopping, recreational activities, landmarks, and cultural opportunities.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects

Author: Susan Beal

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586790

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7411

If you think quilting is too difficult or too complicated, you’re not alone. Cutting hundreds of pieces and joining angled seams can be tough work! But log cabin quilting—an artful and simple way to piece strips of fabric around a central square—is different. From the intuitive construction through the straight-line stitching, this style of quilting is simple as can be. In Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Susan Beal outlines the entire process from start to finish, including basic quilting how-to as well as extensive design, fabric, and embellishment information. Since all log cabin designs follow the same formula, once you master straight lines and right angles, any of the 25 projects in this book are possible. From stash-friendly designs like the Charming Camera Case to more ambitious undertakings like the Vintage Linens Quilt, there’s sure to be a project that will get you into (or bring you back to) quilting! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stoneboat Journey

Author: Will Kalinke

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426949731

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 3304

Richard sits, surrounded by his loving grandchildren, in the midst of yet another difficult Wisconsin winter. Fighting the cold, cuddling close to a blazing fire, they say, Tell us a story, Grandpa! Tell us a story! Grandpa Richard is happy to oblige, and so begins a nostalgic journey back to the 1920s, when Richards family struggled to survive in rural parts of the far northern United States. A mix of fact and fiction, Stoneboat Journey is one mans look into his family history and how their history related to and affected the history of our country. Richards family was comprised of German immigrants, living and fighting to thrive through blizzard, fire, and tragic loss. Richard, once a shy a withdrawn young man, finds himself thrown into the mix, as well, accepting a leadership role at a very early age. In his unexpected leadership role, Richard finds happiness, purpose, and wisdom that last into his later years. Stoneboat Journey is more than a family memoir. It is the memoir of a developing America. Many of our current creature comforts are based on the difficult lives of these early families, struggling to make ends meet. The story of Richards family is the story of America.

Ishi the Last Yahi

A Documentary History

Author: Robert F. Heizer,Theodora Kroeber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043664

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 7555

Collects documents and information on Ishi, the last member of the Yahi.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bird watching

Page: N.A

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Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

50 Can't-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611686

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 8879

North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back again. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests--Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast--this book includes some of the state's most heralded destinations and invites you to explore many lesser-known gems. Features include * A hike summary, including distance, time, and difficulty of each trip * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * GPS coordinates of every trailhead, a narrative of the hike, and can't-miss features * A cultural and natural history of each area * Best seasons to go * Fees and permits, as well as contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you

Dein perfektes Leben


Author: Emma Curtis

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641235847

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1657

Zwanzig Minuten nur verlässt Vicky das Haus, während ihr Baby schläft. Als sie zurückkehrt, ist die Katastrophe geschehen, und nichts ist mehr wie zuvor. In ihrer Not vertraut sich Vicky ihrer besten Freundin Amber an, die der Polizei gegenüber behauptet, dass die beiden Frauen die ganze Zeit bei dem Kind gewesen seien. Doch dann geschehen weitere Unglücke. Bald wird klar, dass jemand das Leben von Vickys Familie sabotiert – jemand in ihrer unmittelbaren Nähe. Ein Albtraum beginnt, der Vicky bis an ihre äußersten Grenzen treibt.


Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641070554

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5507

Der beklemmend aktuelle Thriller von Bestsellergarant Robert Harris Für die Öffentlichkeit ist er ein Unbekannter, aber in den geheimen inneren Zirkeln der Superreichen ist Alex Hoffmann eine lebende Legende – ein visionärer Wissenschaftler, der eine Software entwickelt hat, die an den Börsen der Welt Milliardengewinne erzielt. Nun hat es jemand auf ihn abgesehen, und es beginnt für ihn eine albtraumhafte Zeit aus Angst und Schrecken. Kann er die Geister, die er rief, wieder loswerden? Oder stürzt er unaufhaltbar in den Abgrund – und mit ihm die Finanzmärkte der Welt?

The Quilting Source Book

Author: Maggi McCormick Gordon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781855854864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1879

Patterns included: Nine-patch patterns : nine-patch -- Double nine-patch 1 -- Double nine-patch 2 -- Chain and hourglass -- Rail fence patterns : rail fence -- Rail fence with four fabrics -- Basket weave -- Log cabin patterns : log cabin -- Chimneys and corners -- Courthouse steps -- Pineapple -- Log cabin chevron -- Log cabin diamond -- Off-center log cabin -- Combining log cabin blocks -- Brick & string-piecing patterns : brick -- String-piecing 1 -- String-piecing 2 -- London stairs -- Roman stripe patterns : roman stripe -- Triangle block 1 -- Triangle block 2 -- Triangle block 3 -- King's cross -- Seminole patterns : Seminole -- Single chevron -- Steps -- Diamonds -- Double chevron -- Irish chain patterns : double Irish chain -- Single Irish chain -- Triple Irish chain -- Squares & triangles -- Four-patch patterns : rainbow flower -- Four-patch plus squares -- Sixteen-patch -- Postage stamp patterns -- Postage stamp -- Trip around the world -- Kite tails -- Friendship star patterns : friendship star -- Milky way -- Nine-patch star -- Formal garden -- Broken dishes patterns : broken dishes -- Peace and plenty -- Fancy stripe -- Southern belle -- Buzzard's roost -- Ohio star patterns : Ohio star -- Country farm -- Variable star -- Card basket -- Pinwheel patterns : pinwheel -- Double pinwheel -- Broken pinwheel -- Trailing star -- Shoofly patterns : shoofly -- Churn dash -- Box kite -- Calico puzzle -- Hole in the barn door -- Maple leaf patterns : maple leaf -- Anvil -- Crow's foot -- Lilies -- Snail's trail patterns : snail's trail -- Monkey wrench -- Rough sea -- Wheel of fortune -- Jacob's ladder patterns : Jacob's ladder -- Crosses and losses -- Double cross -- Railroad -- Hovering hawks -- Pine tree patterns : pine tree -- Tall pine tree -- Fruit basket -- Tree of paradise -- Evergreen -- Bow tie patterns : bow tie -- Robbing Peter to pay Paul -- Indian hatchet -- Grannys' choice -- Octagon patterns : octagon -- Kitchen woodbox -- Basket weave -- Ocean wave -- Nine-patch octagon -- Sawtooth patterns : sawtooth -- Mrs. Taft's choice -- Sawtooth rows -- Old star -- Sawtooth four-aptch -- Hexagon patterns : grandmother's flower garden -- Hexagon star -- Ocean wave -- Tile pattern -- Diamond -- Attic window patterns : attic window -- Pieced attic window -- Pieced block 1 -- Pieced block 2 -- Tumbling block patterns : tumbling blocks -- Inner city block -- Inner city pattern -- Block puzzle -- Four-pointed star patterns : four-pointed star -- Laced star -- Barbara Bannister star -- Combined blazing star -- North star -- Eight-pointed star patterns : eight-pointed star -- LeMoyne star -- Carpenter's wheel -- Virginia star -- Lily -- Clamshell patterns : basic clamshell -- Shell patchwork -- Double axehead -- Shells -- Fan patterns : fan -- Butterfly -- Simple Dresden plate -- Snake in the hollow -- Dresden plate -- Drunkard's path patterns : drunkard's path -- Wonder of the world 1 -- Dove -- Falling timbers -- Wonder of the world 2 -- Wedding ring patterns : wedding ring -- Queen's crown -- Wedding ring -- Crossroads -- Boston puzzle -- Josephine's knot patterns : Josephine's knot -- Compass -- Nocturne -- Turtle -- Cathedral window patterns : cathedral window -- Orange peel -- Alabama star -- Secret garden -- Japanese folded squares -- Japanese folded hexagon.

Finding Mercy

Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778315045

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 1212

When Amish lavender grower Ella Lantz falls in love with Wall Street whistle-blower Alex Caldwell the two are driven from Ella's Home Valley Amish community when it becomes clear that Alex's protected witness status has been compromised.

Iowa Travel Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iowa

Page: N.A

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Plagued By Quilt

A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery

Author: Molly MacRae

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698168216

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 929

The latest novel in the national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is at a historic farm in Blue Plum, Tennessee, volunteering for the high school program Hands on History. But when a long-buried murder is uncovered on the property, Kath needs help from Geneva the ghost to solve a crime that time forgot.... Kath and her needlework group TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber) are preparing to teach a workshop at the Holston Homeplace Living History Farm, but their lesson in crazy quilts is no match for the crazy antics of the assistant director, Phillip Bell. Hamming it up with equal parts history and histrionics, Phillip leads an archaeological dig of the farm’s original dump site—until one student stops the show by uncovering some human bones. When a full skeleton is later excavated, Kath can’t help but wonder if it’s somehow connected to Geneva, the ghost who haunts her shop, and whom she met at this very site. After Phillip is found dead, it’s up to Kath to thread the clues together before someone else becomes history.

Looking for Country

A Norwegian Immigrant's Alberta Memoir

Author: Ellenor Ranghild Merriken

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552380076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 2012

The phrase 'looking for country' refers to the attitude of animals bent on escape. A stampeding herd or a spooked horse is often described as 'looking for country'; so, too, in a sense, were immigrants to a new place. They sought land, a piece of new country, and perhaps, an escape from their homelands. This memoir documents the experiences of a young woman pioneer to Alberta, a woman who, with her family, sought the challenges of a new country. Ellenor Ranghild Merriken did not deny the struggles she and her family faced, but she truly loved Alberta.

Das Spiel der Götter (1)

Die Gärten des Mondes

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089778

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 7700

Das malazanische Imperium ist ein Moloch, der sich mit Hilfe seiner Magier und Soldaten unerbittlich ausbreitet. Jetzt soll die letzte freie Stadt fallen. Doch eine ominöse Macht verweigert den Truppen der Kaiserin den letzten Sieg: Über Darujhistan schwebt aus heiterem Himmel eine riesige Festung und versetzt alle Welt in helle Aufregung ...


150 kreative Nähtechniken

Author: Ruth Singer

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830709110

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 6362

Kein Stoff gleicht dem anderen und daher sind auch beim Nähen kreative Verarbeitungsmöglichkeiten gefragt: Die vielfach prämierte Autorin Ruth Singer lädt mit diesem Band zum Experimentieren ein und gibt ihre langjährige Erfahrung weiter. Die vorgestellten Grundtechniken für spannende Raffungen, raffinierte Applikationen oder dekorative Falten sollen dazu anregen, neue Kombinationen zu wagen und auch ungewöhnliche Wege in der Verarbeitung zu gehen. Ob Quilten oder Smoken der Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt und die Umsetzung der 150 hier präsentierten Techniken aufgrund der präzisen Erläuterungen ein Leichtes.