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Giveaway – Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement by Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves.

Join Suzi on a virtual barn quilt tour. This is the story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted on barns throughout North America.  This is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the US and Canada with more than 3000 barns scattered along one hundred driving trails.

Travel with Suzi through 29 states as well as Canada to visit with the people and places that have put this movement on the map.

80+ full color photographs.

Find this book at www.ohioswallow.com, and Friend them on Facebook.

For more info on Barn Quilts visit www.barnquiltinfo.com

How to win this book? Leave us a comment about your own experiences or viewings of these amazing folk art sensations!

Giveaway ends next Monday night, 4.30.12

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Quilting The Kaye Wood Way » Quilting The Kaye Wood Way Week of 4.25.12 – Quiltsmart and a Blog Giveaway! added these pithy words on Apr 25 12 at 11:46 am

I enjoy spotting old barns along the byways of my home state.

Anne C. wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 2:06 pm

Wish I was closer to view some of these beauties! I have only seen them in photo’s!

Linda Cartwright wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 2:09 pm

This is a fabulous and creative way to add color and a bit of American Folk Art to a otherwise unclaimed canvas.
My mother, who lives on the family homestead in SW Iowa, has one hanging on the barn and it’s a terrific conversation piece as well as adds lovely colors of bright yellow and melon to the weathered barnwood.

Jean McElherne wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 2:14 pm

I would love to be able see some of them in person, but I only get to see them in books and on the web.

Shannon Haas wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 2:21 pm

I live in an area where there are some of these beautiful works of art. I would love to win a book so I could see what the other areas barns and their “quilts” look like. Thanks gor doing this giveaway

Cynthia Craven wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 2:22 pm

I love quilt blocks on Barns! My husband has a pole barn used for woodworking and has said he wouldn’t mind if we did a quilt block and put it on there. hmmmmm now, which quilt block should we do? I’ll have to do some research. Maybe Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement book would help.

Muriel Bouwens wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 3:34 pm

I have been in love with the Barn Quilts ever since I discovered them online about 8 years ago. I want so bad to put one on the front of my house. I downloaded many copies of them but to have a book of them would be a real dream come true.
I would love to win this book

Jan MacKay wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 4:04 pm

I enjoy searching for barn quilts while I travel. My hope is to have one of my own soon. Just trying to decide on the perfect pattern.

Karen Koschke wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 4:44 pm

I’ve only seen barn quilts in literature. I’d love to someday tour a region where I can view them in their natural settings. It’d be wonderful to paint a quilt block on my garage, too. Thanks “sew much” for the chance to win this book!

Patricia S wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 5:02 pm

When I was child my parents had a big red barn I thought the barn was a magical place to play in and play with my kittens. I would always take a book and a pillow and blanket and find me a place in the loft and lay down and read with my kittens around me. Today I love to go and look at all old barns and houses that are still left standing

Thelma Sears wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 5:07 pm

I’ve never seen one of these blocks on a barn but one of our nearby fabric stores has 2 on it’s side. Very cool.

Debi T wrote these words on Apr 23 12 at 9:40 pm

I am so excited to see this giveaway! If you would like to learn more about barn quilts or to find the nearest one to you, visit barnquiltinfo.com to see a map (click on the map, and you can see each state)

Thanks–I hope your winner will enjoy the book!

Suzi Parron wrote these words on Apr 24 12 at 8:17 am

In my home state of NY: “In less than three years the Country Barn Quilt Trail has grown to include more than forty barns and other buildings adorned with handpainted quilt squares throughout the farming communities of Orleans County, near the southern shores of radiant Lake Ontario.”

Deborah wrote these words on Apr 24 12 at 8:49 am

I graduated in 1991 from OU with a MHSA. I had lived in Athens and worked up on the hill at The Athens Mental Heath Center for many years. I was enmeshed in the culture that surrounded the area. After I moved I started quilting and when I moved to Grove City Ohio some quilting shops in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia got together and did a shop hop using fabric with printed Barns from the Appalachian area with the quilt blocks on them. I am in the process of making mine. I am in love with these Barn blocks. I would love to have this book to go with my quilt. Thanks for the chance

paula norris wrote these words on Apr 24 12 at 10:39 am

I enjoy seeing the barn quilts when I am traveling. It is awesome to see them and wish I could have one on our barn. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of these marvelous books!!

Donna Steele wrote these words on Apr 24 12 at 6:53 pm

I have not had the pleasure of seeing these lovely barn quilt in real life, but I have admired them from afar. They are on my bucket list.

Janie Alonzo wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 12:08 pm

One of the things I love the most about travelling in the mid-west is the old barns. Justing seeing them gives me such a sense of tranquility. We don’t have many old barns in Arizona and they don’t have the charm of an old barn against beautiful green fields. However, I have yet to see a barn quilt – I will keep looking and in the meantime, I will enjoy those in photo.

Sonja Hansen wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 12:38 pm

I remember the first time I seen this beautiful art. I was traveling in Shipshewana, Indiana for the first time and seen the many barns in the area with these beautiful painting on them and I thought what a great way to display such fine art against feilds of green and horse and buggy accents. Obviously at the time I did not know the true significance of the paintings.

marge womble wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 12:49 pm

I enjoy driving through Amish Country & rural roads & spotting these quilt blocks on the sides of barns…unfortunately, it seems like I see more advertisements than quilt blocks! I would love to win this book & add it to my collection of quilting resources! THANKS for a nice giveaway!

Barb Dawson wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 5:20 pm

We live in the SW corner of Minnesota, with Iowa and South Dakota just a few miles away in any direction. My husband and I are both retired, and love to go for drives on the weekends. In our travels, particularly through Iowa, we see many barn quilts, and I have never yet seen the same one on 2 different barns. Here’s to many more drives, and many more barn quilts!

Cheryl Gunderson wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 5:35 pm

I am so very interested in this beautiful art. I had an opportunity to visit some barns with quilt blocks this week while working in La Crosse WI. They were beautiful!!! I’m thinking of adding one on my barn at home!

Judy Back wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 6:55 pm

I love the beautiful art. Living in Texas, we see very few of these around here!

Patricia Faye wrote these words on Apr 25 12 at 9:50 pm

Here in Hancock County, in NW Ohio, the local area arts council is trying to get a barn quilt trail started. Already there are several quilts on various buildings in Findlay and Hancock County, including one I painted and installed on my garage in Findlay. To view these quilts, go to http://hcohiobarnquilts.blogspot.com/
I am also painting and selling these quilts in our area. Please see my blog at http://barnquiltsbybryan.blogspot.com/
I would also love to have the book. It is on my wish list so that I can have more ideas for patterns to paint.
Whoever wins the book, I hope you enjoy reading it and enjoying the pictures.
Thanks, Kaye!!

Bryan K wrote these words on Apr 28 12 at 10:36 pm

I LOVE the barn quilts and wanted one but didn’t have a barn to put one on. We do have and extra stand-alone garage type of building so I created my own quilt square 3′ x 3″ and it has been up there for the past 3 years. I’m so proud of it! In our travels I am always on the look-out for these lovely barn squares. I love in Wisconsin and we have lots of quilts on our barns. Thank you!

Cathy wrote these words on Apr 29 12 at 11:41 pm

When on vacation to Tennessee, we saw many barn quilts. It was fun keeping watch on our travels to see all the different blocks.

Judith L Roush Graham wrote these words on Jul 17 13 at 7:56 pm

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