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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2015 :  05:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, love your Barn Art. We are have really starting to move with our county Barn Art Tour in Decatur County Kansas. We did a 4x4 star pattern with the 4-H emblem in the middle. It is on the 4-H food stand at our county fair grounds. 3 are hanging at our local museum (which is phenomenal for such a small town), We have a paper pieced 6x6 foot cow head done for the local sale barn, our funeral home has commissioned us to do a cross for the side of their building, our civic center is going to attempt to approve a 6x6 foot sunflower barn art for the side of the facility this week, we also have a Dala Horse for a pure Swede, paper pieced horse head for a farmette right out side of town, IH barn art for a International Harvester farmer, to not be out done one of my friends is doing a John Deere one, a farmer is doing his own wheat barn art. This is soooo exciting for our community and the support has been unreal. We may put Decatur County back on map yet. In the 70s 80s we were the county to watch. Hope to get that title back. I will post some of our art when we get it hung. Goal is 50 pieces up before Jan. 2016. 21 have been identified as up in the community so far. Anyone a marketer here? We would love some tips on how to market this venture. I want to try to contact quilting guilds/groups and get bus tours up here.
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2015 :  07:07:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a picture a friend took. I am sitting at our local Farmers market trying to get people interested. I did pick up one. She wants a Sunbonnet pattern. That should be interesting, don't know how we are going to do that one for sure. Can you see the book in the fore ground? The blue and yellow wheat pattern is going to be done by a local farmer and the cross goes on our local funeral home.
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2015 :  9:49:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job! Things start off slowly but then they take off. Once people see them your project will rock!

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5286 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2015 :  09:26:47 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cozy nana -

Do you have any guidelines that you used to get started? I'd love to get something started here.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX
Farmgirl #1919

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2015 :  05:55:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go to youtube.com they have clips you can watch to get started. Pinterest.com has tons of Barn Art patterns. Type Barn Art in the search bar.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5286 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2015 :  06:49:29 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you. I have 3 more barn quilts to put up somewhere. I bought three 2'x 2' ones in Indiana in September.

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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."
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ClaireSky
True Blue Farmgirl

1760 Posts

Julie
Arcadia WI
USA
1760 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2015 :  09:16:52 AM  Show Profile  Send ClaireSky an AOL message  Send ClaireSky a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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
Farmgirl #399
May 2010 Farmgirl of the Month

Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog ... Charles F. Doran
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Dec 26 2015 :  12:27:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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'
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5286 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Dec 26 2015 :  11:08:55 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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."
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Dec 27 2015 :  02:16:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the purple one too but the other one must be for a veternarian. Nicely done.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4168 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4168 Posts

Posted - Dec 27 2015 :  05:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  06:36:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  06:40:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  06:43:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4168 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4168 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  06:45:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5286 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5286 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  08:34:33 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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."
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4129 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4129 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  08:38:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Deb
#1582
Blessed in Colorado

"Dream as if you will live forever...live as if you will die today." James Dean

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"Friendship is when people know all about you but love you anyway."

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2016 :  09:06:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2016 :  01:00:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ken, those are wonderful blocks. The possibilities are endless.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  06:30:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  10:33:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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...

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2016 :  08:01:56 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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!


Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2016 :  08:06:31 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
https://derbauernhofsite.wordpress.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DandeeRose Farmgirl Accessories and more!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4168 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4168 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2016 :  1:44:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2450 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2450 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2016 :  9:00:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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