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Carol Posted - Feb 19 2010 : 4:23:35 PM
In the next issue of our magazine, you'll find an article about "garage-door quilts."

The “barn quilt” folk-art movement (quilt patterns painted on wooden panels that are hung on the exterior walls of barns) started just a few years ago and now boasts more than 1,500 of these remarkable paintings in two dozen states across rural America. (Read more in our Oct/Nov 09 issue.) But quilt enthusiasts in suburban America were feeling a bit left out. The solution? Garage-door quilts.

You'll find out how to make your own garage-door quilts in our April/May "Garden Secrets" issue, on newsstands around March 16. (Subscribers: go to http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39904 to see estimated delivery dates for this issue.)

Share your creations and techniques here to inspire other farmgirls! (See photo posting instructions at http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz/faq.asp#format.)

Happy quilting!
Carol


"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, red wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming 'WOO HOO, what a ride!'"
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Christy925 Posted - Apr 27 2016 : 03:13:09 AM
Very nice words of support Chickie!

I've been making quilts since I was a girl. My great aunt showed me how to use a quilting frame. For quite a few years I made tons of baby quilts, for my own babies and others. I made a quilt for everyone who got married. I'm sad I didn't take a photo of everything I've made. My skill used to be so much better than it is now. I've relaxed a bit as I've gotten older. I'm thankful to just finish something...and if its not quite perfect thats ok. I still love it, the receivers appreciate them and I'm still sewing. Keep working at it...be happy with your results...it's a lovely craft.

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Originally posted by Chickiebirdrose

Hi Debtea2
I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos and have taught myself about quilting. Classes were hard because many people in them were more advanced than I was. The thing to remember about quilting is that it is an expression of you, and that whatever you create is a work of art! Little by little, just like your quilts, you will grow and flourish in your skill.



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katmom Posted - Apr 26 2016 : 8:12:09 PM
Oh how I luv seeing Barn Quilts....
There is a metal barn about 20miles down the mountain that has a "Flag" on the side...visable for motorists driving up the mountain.

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Chickiebirdrose Posted - Apr 26 2016 : 7:20:49 PM
Hi Debtea2
I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos and have taught myself about quilting. Classes were hard because many people in them were more advanced than I was. The thing to remember about quilting is that it is an expression of you, and that whatever you create is a work of art! Little by little, just like your quilts, you will grow and flourish in your skill.
Chickiebirdrose Posted - Apr 26 2016 : 7:14:02 PM
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Originally posted by debtea2

i love quilts and wish i knew how to make one i tried a class but everyone
in it was a pro and finished everything in one weekend i was still cuting and matching
and we don't have a lot of classes for quilters here anyone know any books that are good for beginners i can sew and have a lot of ideas like a garden quilt with all the veggies
i live two hours from the amish country and i live to go there for the quilt
but i found one in idaho that i just fell in love with and wanted so bad but the woman who made it wasn't around and they could not sell it it was a rag quilt unbelievably beautiful.
thanks deborah

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Mar 22 2016 : 09:42:16 AM
Kem , your barn quilts are great! If I had a barn, I would definitely want it to have a quilt. They add so much beauty and color! Good luck with your business!!

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quiltee Posted - Mar 20 2016 : 7:13:27 PM
Beautiful design, Alicia. I went to that website but it is closed. Darn!

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Linda O
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Bonnie Ellis Posted - Mar 18 2016 : 9:00:44 PM
Alicia, I am so excited for you. A farm of your own that was part of your family. The design is just beautiful. If you can't draw it maybe a school art teacher in the closest town. Keep us posted.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
ddmashayekhi Posted - Mar 18 2016 : 1:44:17 PM
That's going to be beautiful Alicia! Please post the picture of your Edelweiss when you finish it. Best of luck with your farm purchase.

Dawn in IL

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DandeeRose Posted - Mar 18 2016 : 08:06:31 AM
I can't wait to have a barn for a quilt! I have a design picked out!! Edelweiss...It's a swiss flower. The farm we are buying was my husband's great uncle (who was Swiss) and aunt old farm.

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DandeeRose Posted - Mar 18 2016 : 08:01:56 AM
I can't wait to have a barn for a quilt! I have a design picked out!! Edelweiss...It's a swiss flower. The farm we are buying was my husband's great uncle (who was Swiss) and aunt old farm.

Similar to this... BTW, I don't quilt...painting I can do!


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Bonnie Ellis Posted - Jan 28 2016 : 10:33:02 PM
That sounds wonderful. I am so excited for you. You do great blocks. Did you say you live in Kansas? Who knows where we'll be going on vacation...

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
Cozynana Posted - Jan 28 2016 : 06:30:47 AM
Bonnie, you are right, the possibilities are endless. We have done everything from motorcycles to apples to sheriff stars. You name it we may be doing it. We even do commissions out of state. A 4x4' went to Texas. It is soooo much fun. I spend too many hours on pinterest.com looking for patterns and ideas. My favorite is the American Eagle. I am doing a 4x4' vintage tractor with a flag on the hood to put by our mailbox and a contemporary flag that is 6x6' for our shed on one of our other farms. I will post when I get them done.
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Jan 23 2016 : 01:00:50 AM
Ken, those are wonderful blocks. The possibilities are endless.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
Cozynana Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 09:06:07 AM
our town is getting ready to do a self driving brochure and include historical places to visit while doing the tour. We envision dedicating a Barn Art piece to mark most or all of the historical places in our county. We are very rural and don't have a huge amount of historical sites, very easy to achieve.
Blessed in Colorado Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 08:38:45 AM
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Deb
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quiltee Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 08:34:33 AM
Those are beautiful quilt squares Kem. Thank you so much for sharing.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
ddmashayekhi Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 06:45:25 AM
They are all beautiful and I'm sure will be a big hit. Maybe you can let the tourist/visitor information centers on the route know this is being done so they advertise it for folks who like to drive scenic routes. Keep up the beautiful work!

Dawn in IL

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
Cozynana Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 06:43:08 AM
Mary Jane, I would like to invite you to come tour our county this summer when the Barn Art is all up and travel down Kansas Hwy 36 and see what the counties have done. I will post more as the pictures come in. We have everything from 2x2' to 8x8' Barn Art. Some of it is traditional and some of it is very personal. The flag was done for a Viet Nam veteran.
Cozynana Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 06:40:15 AM
Should have added, that we are trying to be unique and add pieces not seen everywhere. The one with the barb wire is my brother with his cattle brand. The eagle was so much fun to do. It was a paper piece pattern that I altered. I kind of wish I would have saved it for our barn. Oh well, it fits perfect at the American Legion.
Cozynana Posted - Jan 19 2016 : 06:36:14 AM
The Decatur Barn Art Quilt Trail (we have a Facebook page, please join) is going gang busters. We are joining forces to do a whole Barn Art trail on Hwy 36 in Kansas from the Colorado border to the Missouri border. Here are some more of our pieces that will be installed around the county. I love the paper piece American eagle. It is at our American Legion
ddmashayekhi Posted - Dec 27 2015 : 05:48:11 AM
They are all beautiful, but the vet one is my favorite too. Keep up the good work and please keep sharing the pictures with us!

Dawn in IL
Bonnie Ellis Posted - Dec 27 2015 : 02:16:16 AM
I like the purple one too but the other one must be for a veternarian. Nicely done.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
quiltee Posted - Dec 26 2015 : 11:08:55 PM
Love the Art Blocks, especially the last purple one. LOL!


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
Cozynana Posted - Dec 26 2015 : 12:27:04 PM
Here are some of our Barn Art pieces have consigned with our committee. We have had sooooo much fun and are cranking them out like crazy. The people request traditional Barn Art, contemporary Barn Art, and more like ART Barn Art. Whatever they want, we try to do. So much fun!!!! this is a sample of what we have done. We have had 4 classes, so there are tons of 2x2' pieces out there and quite a few 4x4', some 6x6', and currently one 8x8'
ClaireSky Posted - Nov 11 2015 : 09:16:52 AM
Bonnie and Linda, I love both of your barn quilts!! I will have to put this on my long list of things to do... Thanks for sharing!

Julie
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May 2010 Farmgirl of the Month

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