Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040494
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Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement. 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.

Following The Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040699
Size: 43.11 MB
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Following The Barn Quilt Trail. 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.

Quilt Block On American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns
Publisher: Quilt in a Day.
ISBN: 9781891776403
Size: 73.37 MB
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Quilt Block On American Barns. "Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.

Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: C & T Pub
ISBN: 9781607057468
Size: 78.17 MB
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Elm Creek Quilts Eco Tote. You can shop until you drop with this affordable tote featuring lovely details from quilts designed by Jennifer Chiaverini and featured in her book, Elm Creek Quilts. Roomy and beautiful, your tote holds everything you need for quilt class, grocery shopping, or even the gym. Everything inside will stay put with sturdy seam stitching, a secure zipper, and a wide, reinforced bottom panel for standing upright. A shoulder-length handle makes it easier to carry, plus it's green—made with 100% recycled polypropylene from discarded plastic water bottles!

The Art Of Instruction

Author: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452105956
Size: 36.57 MB
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The Art Of Instruction. Celebrating the beauty of vintage educational charts, this collection of 100 postcards is divided into four categories: anatomy, botany, zoology, and miscellany. Perfect for décor and correspondence.

American Barns

Author: Jan Corey Arnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747814279
Size: 42.53 MB
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American Barns. 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.

Making A World Of Difference One Quilt At A Time

Author: Ruth McHaney Danner
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683443
Size: 75.58 MB
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Making A World Of Difference One Quilt At A Time. Quilts exemplify precious things: comfort through the warmth they provide; community, since they are often created by groups; and love, given the time and effort they require. With this in mind, legions of kindhearted quilters all over the world choose to donate their labors of love to people in need. Ruth McHaney Danner has gathered fifty-four heartwarming stories of quilters who make their compassion tangible one stitch, square, and quilt at a time. Each story introduces a quilter or group of quilters, ranging from a blind woman in Texas to preschoolers in Australia. Their gifts have the power to make recipients feel cherished and supported, even though they may never meet face-to-face. These wonderfully inspiring stories show that every quilter who has ever wondered, “But what can I do?” can do something to reach out and help others.

Martha Washington S Booke Of Cookery

Author: Karen Hess
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231049313
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Martha Washington S Booke Of Cookery. This is the family cookbook Martha Washington kept and used for fifty years, with over five hundred classic recipes dating largely from Elizabethan and Jacobean times, the golden age of English cookery.

Philena S Friendship Quilt

Author: Lynda Salter Chenoweth
ISBN: 9780821418581
Size: 13.98 MB
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Philena S Friendship Quilt. In Philena's Friendship Quilt: A Quaker Farewell to Ohio, Lynda Salter Chenoweth discovers the story behind a Quaker signature quilt made in Ohio, in 1853. Chenoweth practices what she calls “fabric archaeology” to reveal not only the identity of the quilt recipient and details of her life and community but also a striking feature of the quilt itself—a hidden design element created by the deliberate placement of names on the quilt's surface. Chenoweth also describes nineteenth–century signature quilts and their appeal to Quaker quiltmakers. Philena's Friendship Quilt is the fourth book in the highly popular Ohio Quilt Series. The series tells the stories behind the social and historical circumstances that have influenced this unique and enduring American craft.

The Tropical Cottage

Author: Beth Dunlop
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847839643
Size: 30.26 MB
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The Tropical Cottage. Quaint cottage meets tropical paradise in this delightful consideration of the homes, gardens, and interiors of "The Grove." Coconut Grove is a seaside hideaway filled with modest homes and charming cottages that have been nurtured, preserved, and artfully updated for today. Houses washed with white set amidst abundant gardens recall Eden. Irregular rooflines fitted with earthy red tile emerge playfully from an abundance of bright bougainvillea and graceful palms. Fountains splash playfully within cozy courtyards. Within these homes—small cracker cottages, stone bungalows, Mediterranean casitas, and Caribbean-styled ranches—light, bright colors and cool tile floors offer solace from the blazing afternoon rays of the sun. A haven for those drawn to eclectic architecture and a welcoming atmosphere, the cottages of Coconut Grove are both the realization of the tropical domestic dream and an expression of a lifestyle marked by quiet joys. Here, for the first time in brilliant new photography specifically commissioned for the book, are the finest and most intriguing cottages of this special place—an unprecedented tour and invitation given by architecture authority and Miami resident Beth Dunlop and Coconut Grove-based photographer Claudia Uribe.