Where the broad sides of country barns once provided canvases for tobacco advertisements & notices that the circus was coming to town, today those barns are likely to sport colorful reproductions of quilt squares. Painted in bold color, these geometric designs that mimic time-honored quilt squares were the brainchild of Donna Sue Groves of the Ohio Arts Council. In 2001 she started the idea with a barn quilt trail in Adams County, Ohio. Now many communities are getting together to adorn groups of barns with quilt panels & promoting them as public art.
I had never heard of this before.....but my friend, Patti posted these pics on my scrapping board....she & her friend went around looking for Barn Quilts yesterday & these are some of the treasures they found. I'm totally in love with the idea & think I need to do one of these for our buildings out here. I can just see one on the back of Uncle Richard's building so it can be seen from the road. And Sandee.......YOU definitely need one of these!