Quilt Barns

Once upon a time, I was the Marketing Director for my community. Of the many hats I wore at that job, one involved rallying volunteers to help paint quilt blocks which were hung on barns and a few landmark buildings around the community.

The above quilt block was painted at our local airport by people who attended an event there. It hangs on the side of a shelter house at the airport and it’s one of my favorites.

Another of my favorites is this one on an old barn at a local horse farm.

The lady who owned this farm is now deceased but I’ll never forget how her eyes lit up when I asked permission to use her barn. She was a kind lady and one of many nice people I got to work with on this project.

We did several of these quilt barns in a short period of time and there’s a special story behind every single one of them. It’s fun to look around my community and see tangible ways that my hard work made a difference.

4 thoughts on “Quilt Barns

  1. The airplane quilt block has to be one of the best I’ve seen. Wonderful graphic representation of a place that ties into the quilt block theme. Are there any national organizations for community quilt blocks?

    • I’m so glad you like it! This is one of my favorites as well.

      I’m not sure that there is a national organization but I left that job several years ago and am a little out of the loop. The woman who created the project is from Ohio – a friend of mine who has traveled all over inspiring communities to embrace the movement. When I was involved it was all grass roots which I found incredible.

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