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01 October 2012

Quilted Barns

Miss Lady wondered what in the world I was doing in her domain!


Some several years ago, our county received a grant to partner 4-H students with barn owners in our area.  The idea was that the students would create vintage quilt squares of a particular size and affix them to barns in the area with an 'historical significance.'  These barns and their quilt squares are sprinkled throughout our county as well as neighboring ones.  I thought I would share some of these with you, as I know that some of you are avid quilters.  I have made a few quilts in my day, but my expertise is very limited.  This link will give you a little more background and provide a few pictures of the squares being installed.   I hope you enjoy these beauties! 

I will be sharing with some of the following this week:

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Metamorphosis Monday ~ Between Naps on the Porch
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got@Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.

Wordless Wednesday @ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life

Potpourri Friday ~ 2805
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground
It's Fall, Y'all~ Thrifty Decor Chick
Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. oh my gosh!!! how fabulous! what an amazing idea!!
    my daughter had a quilt show in Lancaster Pa that featured Amish quilts that a clothing designer bought the rights to and then used the patterns on the sweaters...

    1. Oooh...I can only imagine the beautiful quilts in Lancaster!

  2. What a great collection of photos you've taken - I LOVE the quilts and agree with Annmarie that these definitely remind me of Lancaster!

    Have a wonderful week and thanks for joining us at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy

  3. Who would have thought a great old barn could look even more wonderful by adding a quilt to the look.

  4. Hi Nancy! Oh, I too love to see these olden barns and the quilts painted on are just so bright and beautiful. I have a friend in Alabama and her husband just hung one of these on their barn. I thought it was a wonderful idea.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  5. Beautiful photos! The quilt idea makes such a great iconic statement on the barns.

  6. Hi Nancy, These barns looks beautiful with the quilt squares--I never would have thought that I would like the effect as I do love looking at old barns. The link you provided is full of interesting information. I enjoyed it very much. I also just read about your "Staff"--heehee, they are very helpful indeed! Linda

  7. Hi there...I'm just stopping by from Debbiedoos. I just love barn quilts and you've got such a beautiful collection here! Thanks so much for sharing these.


  8. These are stunning! I love the graphic beauty of the squares on the weathered wood of the barns.
    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  9. I've seen this "program" before-- such a cool idea!! A lot of work goes into that too!

  10. I love barn quilts also! I enjoyed your post. I hope I can persuade you to come share this post on my Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest:

  11. What a great pairing of Americana. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thanks so much for your sweetness and I hope you're having a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I love those beautiful old barns and the barn quilts!

  14. I adore barns and your post is such a wonderful example of partnering with schools. I am also in education serving as a psychometrist for one of the local public school districts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. What a great idea to partner with local barn owners and the 4-H! Visiting from A Favorite Thing Saturday and am your newest follower. Hope you have time to stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit!


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