Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 4097

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.

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040494

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 5028

The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Barn

Form and Function of an American Icon

Author: Susan Carol Hauser

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349738

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 3086

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.

American Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533465122

Category:

Page: 100

View: 1818

Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.

Barn Quilts

Inspirational Adult Coloring Book

Author: Marian Parsons,Majestic Expressions

Publisher: Majestic Expressions

ISBN: 9781424553976

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 112

View: 5250

Relax. Refresh. Renew. Life is full of demands. Appointments, deadlines, obligations, and constant digital chatter occupy every moment and build a mountain of unhealthy stress and tension. Research shows that coloring can be an effective stress reducer, but true rest and peace are found in God. Inspirational adult coloring books by Majestic Expressions incorporate these two ideas in one beautifully illustrated book. Inspired by the Barn Quilt popularity and many Barn Quilt Trails surfacing around the US, this coloring book features barn quilt patterns and pictures for you to color. It also includes Scriptures about the beauty of the earth, bounty, harvest, hard work, early morning, and creation. Color your own barn quilt and watch each picture come alive as you allow your creativity to flow freely, filling the intricate images with the beauty of color.

Wisconsin Barn Quilts Coloring Book Two

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523315482

Category:

Page: 100

View: 8609

A drive through Shawano County Wisconsin is very colorful today because more than 300 brillant "quilt blocks," called barn quilts are on display on barns throughout the county. The Shawano County Barn Quilt Project was started by Shawano writer/author Jim Leuenberger in 2010. In June 2010 Jim proposed the idea to local 4-H clubs as a possible club service project. Since then, several clubs have sponsored and painted barn quilts. And individuals have supported the project through sponsoring a quilt and/or having a quilt put on their barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so I put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. A barn quilt is made by painting a pattern on two 4' by 8' sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and then mounting them on a barn to form an eight foot square. Two coats of primer are applied to both sides of the boards and the edges. After the pattern is drawn out, Frog (painters) tape is applied. Three coats of each color are applied, with each coat being allowed to dry overnight. After the quilt is finished it is allowed to dry for at least two weeks before it is put upon a barn. Shawano County now calls the county the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin, for good reason. I became interested in the project after seeing a barn quilt on my brother's barn and also because my grandfather settled in the area near Norrie, Wisconsin in 1892. I have always been interested in art so why not put together two coloring books featuring barn quilts in Shawano County. Take a tour of Shawano County and locate some of the barn quilts illustrated in books... Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book One and Wisconsin Barn Quilts Book Two. Five of my other coloring books...Geometric Designs Coloring Books One, Two, Three, Four and Five are also on Amazon. Coloring books are fun and good for stress!!

Vermont Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537436166

Category:

Page: 102

View: 352

Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.

Wisconsin Barn Quilt Coloring Book Three

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543225877

Category:

Page: 106

View: 7648

A drive through Shawano County, in Northern Wisconsin, is very colorful today because more than 325 brilliant -barn blocks, - called barn quilts are displayed on barns and other structures throughout the rural area that surrounds the city of Shawano. The Shawano County Barn Quilt Project was started by writer/photographer Jim Leuenberger in 2010. In June 2010 Jim proposed the idea to local 4H clubs as possible club service projects. Since then clubs, individuals, families, organizations, and businesses have sponsored and painted barn blocks. Individual barn owners have supported the project by having quilt blocks mounted on barns and/or other farm structures. the barn quilt trend continues to grow today because of the interest and talents of Jim and his wife Irene.The Shawano Project hopes to...encourage the preservation of Shawano County's historic barns, promote tourism for Shawano County, and provide opportunities for groups and individuals to sponsor and paint barn quilts as a community service project. Barn quilt trails and projects help to promote and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage and history through the visual combination of rural barns and quilt patterns. Barns are vital to the economic well being of the rural community and surrounding area. Handmade Barn quilts provide warmth, beauty and an outlet for individual and group artistic expression. Making a barn quilt allows individuals and volunteer groups the opportunity to create and paint their own quilt squares. The design that is chosen may represent a family pattern from a loved quilt or perhaps a new pattern meaningful to the individual creator(s). This book will allow creative coloring of 50 barn quilts in the Shawano Project...Enjoy and be creative. To see the original color pattern for the barn quilts...go to the Shawano Chamber of Commerce website where you will find the location of each barn or structure and very interesting history of many of the barns.

American Barns

Author: Jan Corey Arnett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814279

Category: History

Page: 72

View: 3779

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles ? and celebrates ? all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture developed. It explains how a wealth of immigrant construction methods and range of environments and climates resulted in a fascinating variety of barn styles in the United States, from the earliest rare Dutch examples to simpler English types and others in more surprising shapes (round or even polygonal) crafted by the Shakers in the 1800s. It highlights the most notable, famous and historic barns that the reader can visit, and features the efforts of conservation groups to preserve America's barns and find innovative ways to repurpose these glorious old structures as homes and studios ? and as living monuments of rural heritage.

Backroads & Byways of Upstate New York (First Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

Author: Christine A. Smyczynski

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157441X

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 6617

Remarkable tours along the great mountains and rivers of the Empire State From Niagara Falls to the Hudson River Valley, New York state is home to some of the nation’s most astounding natural wonders. In this all-new first edition of Backroads & Byways of Upstate New York, you’ll get a curated list of the twenty best drives, detours, and trips across the state. Experience everything from New York’s famous fine dining and bar scene, to charming little-known shops and boutiques, to sites of fascinating local history and culture. As with any other Backroads & Byways title, this book is designed to help you explore the region like a native. All the suggested drives include recommendations for lodging, dining, shopping, and more. You’ll also find detailed yet easy-to-read maps and beautiful color photography. With this trusty, brand-new first edition, you’re ready to discover a new side of upstate New York.

California Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542727990

Category:

Page: 110

View: 1170

Lake County California Barn Quilt Project A drive through the rural farmland and towns of Lake County in Northern California is very colorful today because many brilliant "quilt blocks," called barn quilts,"are on display on barns and other buildings throughout the area. Objectives of Barn Quilt Projects Barn quilt trails help promote and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage and history through the visual combination of rural barns and quilt patterns. Barns are vital to the economic well being of the rural community and surrounding area. Handmade quilts provide warmth, beauty and an outlet for individual artistic expression. What is a Barn Quilt? A barn quilt is made by painting a quilt pattern on a 3/4 inch MDO plywood square, then mounting it on barn or other outlying structure. Two coats of primer are applied to both sides of the board and edges. After the pattern is drawn out painter's (Frog) tape is applied outlining the various sections of the quilt pattern. Three coats or more of each color are applied, with each coat being allowed to dry thoroughly. After the quilt is finished, it is allowed to cure for at least two weeks before it is mounted. Making a barn quilt allows individuals and volunteer groups the opportunity to create and paint their own quilt square. The design that is chosen may represent a family pattern from a beloved quilt or perhaps a new pattern meaningful to the creator(s).

Barn Quilt Pattern Book

Author: John Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718685222

Category:

Page: 52

View: 8163

Barn Quilt Pattern Book is a collection of hundreds of common and unique quilt patterns found on many current barn quilt trails. This book is an opportunity to relax and create your own barn quilt block color combinations. It is also a resource for quilters looking for different quilt block designs. Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways, rural back roads and even in towns and cities through out the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grass roots arts movement started years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and local history/heritage. Brilliant barn quilt patterns are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings through out farm country and even in towns and cities. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilt patterns, farms are vital to the economic well-being of rural communities. Handmade quilts provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artistic expression. Tourism is a very important part of all local and area barn quilt projects. Other quilt designs can be found in the numerous John H. Lettau Barn Quilt Coloring Books on Amazon.com.