Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wilkes Quilt Barn



Another part of our Sunday adventure was a sighting of this Quilt Barn along Longbottom road. I think Wilkes county has nine barns so far in their trail. I successfully scaled a hill (avoiding the electric fence) to snap this picture...and left Go Postal in the car explaining to the Pastor why I was so excited to see my first NC Quilt Barn! I wondered why these folks picked the Drunkard's Path as their motif...but maybe I don't want to know. Obviously Go Postal needs a Log Cabin block somewhere on his new barn....I will be planting that seed for sure. This tradition started in the MidWest but I think it is quickly spreading to other areas of the country where quilting heritage is still valued.

7 comments:

Carrie P. said...

I saw one of those blocks somewhere and didn't have my camera and now I don't even remember where I saw it. Phooey!

Quilt Memories said...

DH and I have seen a number of blocks painted on old barns, even in the mid-west, but since I wasn't expecting to see anything like that , my camera wasn't handy.
The barn outside our window on Saturday really, really screamed out for a quilt block, but it would have taken a brave soul to get it up there as the barn really was about to fall in.

Salem Stitcher said...

I am hoping to do a Quilt Trail of NC tour this summer or in the fall. It is very exciting to see them on the road!

LauraQuilts said...

Nane - what a good picture! Congratulations on successfully scaling the electric fence to get the shot. A Log Cabin block on Go Postal's cabin is a slam dunk. Gotta happen!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Too cool! You're right, Go Postal has to have a log cabin block. Sounds like a bee project to me!

Almond-Rubio Family said...

What's a quilt barn? Educate me :o) Does it mean the family who owns the barn quilts?

Nane said...

I don't think they have any true meaning other than they promote the art/heritage of quilting. And its like art for your barn! Better than Mail Pouch tobacco or See Rock City I guess!!