Monday, June 8, 2015

Barn Block

I was asked by the Indiana Barn Foundation to help design a quilt that would have a block from every county in the State.  Quilters around the state are asked to make a block that would represent a barn in their county- either a pictorial view, or part of a barn - like the cupola, the barn door, etc.  There are 92 counties in Indiana- so that's alot of blocks and alot of barns represented!

This quilt will be auctioned off with funds going to the Indiana Barn Foundation which gives loans to farmers so they are able to restore their old barns  and keep this heritage alive.

I said I would also donate a block. I made a block of The Round Barn Theater which is very close to where I live.  This is a round barn that was built in 1911 in Marshall Co. Indiana and moved to Nappanee Indiana in 1991.  The owners of the barn at that time donated the barn to Amish Acres to keep the barn from being destroyed.  The barn became the Round Barn Theater where attendees still enjoy shows and seeing the interior of the barn/theater.

If anyone in Indiana is interested in making a quilt block for this project - contact the Quilt Coordinator at: