Program Features Barn Quilt Trail

Bonnie Roth of Johnson County. Photo provided by JCAHC.
Bonnie Roth of Johnson County. Photo provided by JCAHC.
Judy Peck of Johnson County. Photo provided by JCAHC.
Judy Peck of Johnson County. Photo provided by JCAHC.

A local arts council will be hosting a presentation in Buffalo on the barn quilt trail movement. Hannah Stepenoff has the details.


The Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council have a special book-signing and presentation event booked at the Cowboy Carousel Center this Sunday, that Programs Director Vikki Chenette says those interested in quilt-making and history can't miss.

Author Suzi Parron will give a talk on her book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” that she coauthored with Donna Sue Groves. The book has photos of barn quilts across the country in areas like the Midwest and the Appalachians, she said, and it documents the movement from the beginning .

Barn quilts are painted quilt squares fashioned on boards and then mounted on a building, she said, though usually a barn.

According to author's website, in many communities, an organizing group like an arts council or a quilt guild started using their local barn quilts to create a trail. These include guided walks in a downtown area that includes historical buildings, the site reads, or even to mark the way on a scenic country drive. During her talk, she said, the author will be discussing this guiding element and how it has been used across the county.

The American Quilt Trail is a collection of all of the hundreds of these painted quilts, she said, including those that are part of an organized trail and those done by individuals to decorate their property.

The event begins at 3 p.m. at the center located on 59 N. Lobban Ave. The program is sponsored by the Wyoming Quilts Guild.

Here is a link to the author's website.
http://www.barnquiltinfo.com/abo...

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