Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 8057


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: 5526


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: 8249


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)

Author: Deborah Kohl Kremer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577370

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 899


Visit the birthplace of bluegrass, the Derby, and much of American history. Friendly, welcoming Kentucky offers a wealth of vacation opportunities: Experience the rhythms of bluegrass music in the land where it began; discover American history, from the struggles of the early pioneers to the battle sites of the Civil War; take in a race at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby; and breathe in the beautiful rolling hills of the Bluegrass State. Watch as a stick of wood is transformed into a baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum; follow the Bourbon Trail to distilleries where the world's finest bourbon is made. Art enthusiasts need look no further than Kentucky, where you can take in a play under the stars or explore eclectic galleries and museums. And come hungry, because the state harbors both world-class restaurants and down-home eateries. For those with outdoor adventures on their agenda, the state is a paradise, with plentiful opportunities for hiking, kayaking, spelunking, and fishing.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects

Author: Susan Beal

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586790

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6898


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: 1503


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: 445


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

The Bay area at your feet

walks with San Francisco's Margot Patterson Doss ; with photos by John Whinham Doss

Author: Margot Patterson Doss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891410973

Category: Travel

Page: 269

View: 6383



The Quilting Source Book

Author: Maggi McCormick Gordon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781855854864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8295


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.

The History of Champaign County

Author: Joseph Oscar Cunningham

Publisher: Champaign County Historical


Category: Champaign County (Ill.)

Page: 480

View: 1616


"The History of Champaign County was originally published as a two volume work entitled the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Champaign County. Of the 1060 pages in the two volumes, the first 616 consist of standardized material on has been omitted from this reprint.".