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: 38.35 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.

American Barns

Author: Jan Corey Arnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747814279
Size: 61.90 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: 1608683451
Size: 56.31 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.


Author: Susan Carol Hauser
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760349738
Size: 71.29 MB
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Barn. Delve into the fascinating history of these iconic American structures. You'll never see barns the same way again! Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agriculture, harboring multilayered stories from their floors to their rafters. Barn reveals the compelling history of barns from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. It guides the reader on a tour of different kinds of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction. Barn is filled with fascinating facts about barns: How did barns change with westward expansion? Why are barns red? What effect did immigration have on styles of barns in America? How did barn architecture change according to geography? What elements of style emerged on barns? Barn idioms abound (e.g., He can't hit the broad side of a barn door!); Where did they come from? What is a "poetry barn"? and much more! A comprehensive treatment of barns in the American landscape, this book is rich with fascinating details and beautiful photography. Swing open those big barn doors, and find out why barns continue to embody the heart of the American farm.

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279732
Size: 38.62 MB
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. У книжці футуролога з Массачусетського технологічного інституту Мартіна Форда йдеться про штучний інтелект і роботехніку, чиї можливості вже перевершують всяку уяву, руйнують стереотипи і конкурують з людським мозком. Автор скрупульозно досліджує технологічні інновації і моделює недалеке майбутнє, коли машини замінять людей і заживуть своїм життям. Ця книжка похитне віру читачів у абсолютну доцільність роботизації і спонукає задуматися над майбутнім людства.

Author: Джеймс Фенімор Купер
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661474516
Size: 38.78 MB
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. Адаптоване видання для дітей 9-13 років. Дія роману відбувається під час колоніальних воєн у Північній Америці. Деякі індійські племена майже повністю знищені. Красуні Кора й Аліса, майор Гейворд, мужній мисливець Соколине Око та їхні відважні друзі Чингачгук і Ункас мають подолати безліч перепон і небезпек на шляху до мети — англійського форту Вільям-Генрі, де на дівчат чекає батько.

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Nash Format (PublishDrive)
ISBN: 6177388345
Size: 26.51 MB
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. Уявіть, що ви народилися у першій половині ХХ століття в США і раптом виявили, що люди, маючи радіо, газети, кораблі та літаки, досі живуть у будинках, зведених у римському стилі. Вони не сприймають нічого, крім фронтонів, химерних статуеток, карнизів та колон... Відмовляються бачити прогрес. Саме в такій ситуації опиняється головний герой роману — талановитий архітектор Говард Рорк. Він навіть не намагається відкрити оточенню очі на абсурдність ситуації, а просто виконує свою роботу. Таких як він — тих, хто має власну думку — суспільство кличе егоїстами, вважає «хворими» і неправильними. Перед ним зачиняють двері і всіляко намагаються виштовхнути подалі від епіцентру архітектурного життя. Що ж вчинить герой та чи справді бути егоїстом погано?

The Quilt

Author: John N. Reynolds
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465367433
Size: 66.38 MB
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The Quilt. The name of this book is “The Quilt” and is number two in a series. It is a book about a young boy who ask his grandmother to make him a quilt and is told NO. He keeps asking and asking and keeps being told NO. It is my quest for this quilt that tells you my life story and of all the different occasions which I could have received a quilt. Then, one day, 52 years later, my life takes a sharp turn and at the end of that journey I get my quilt.

Author: Курт Воннеґут
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171217239
Size: 76.34 MB
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. Геніальний схиблений науковець робить приголомшливе відкриття, не переймаючись майбутнім свого творіння… Лід-дев’ять — винахід, страшніший за атомну бомбу. Одна його крихта може знищити все живе… І троє людей використали цю смертоносну речовину на власний розсуд… На перетині добра і зла ідеальний світ справді далекий від ідеалу, а як щодо самоцінності особистості, як щодо відповідальності за скоєне?..