Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Just a couple of Barn Quilts

I discovered this on along route 47 almost to the town of Mahomet  The quilt is actually painted on the barn door.

This one was on route 51 around Clinton.  First time I have ever seen one on a silo.

Don't you love the colors and pattern?

This is the one in Oswego.  I never tire of seeing it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rock County, Wisconsin Barn Quilt Trail

On the third day of our "Color" adventure. Ron came across a barn quilt trail in Rock County, Wisconsin. We had started making our way home, when we stumbled upon this trail.

At first we thought this might be a Pennsylvania Dutch Hex sign.  If you look closer you can see that a barn scene is painted on the inside.

It is actually a pretty sign.

At ":Loose Threads" quilt shop in Milton is where we found the information about this trail.
I think this was called"Thistle Bloom".

"Temperence Tree" is on the side of this building in Milton.
We found a nice little cafe for lunch in Milton.

This is "Homestead" on Bingham Rd in Milton, Wisconsin

On the same farm, but on another building was "Old Windmill".

Little closer look at "Old Windmill".

"Housewife" was on Henke Rd, Milton.

I liked this one, as it was so colorful.

This one was a little harder to find, as it was placed on the east side of this barn.  It is call "In Memory of Dad". It is on Heneke Rd, in Milton.

It is a whole quilt top.  It is a beautiful tribute.

At "Life's a Stitch Quilt shop" in Janesville, there were four quilt blocks.  Here is "Basket."

"Priscilla"s Double Star"

On the big barn was "Lady of the Lake, and Love in a Mist".

"Patriotic Star" was on the Woodale Farms barn in Janesville.

"HI Country Path"  is on the Morton Family Farms, in Janesville.

I think this was "Centennial" on Avalon Rd in Janesville.

Not sure about this one. As you can see, it is smaller and on a double garage. 

"Sunburst" was also on Avalon Rd, in Janesville.

"Norway Pine" was on a barn for Emerald Heights, Inc.
 in Janesville.

"Four Patch" on another garage in Clinton, Wisconsin. 

"1850 Hole in the Barn Door" in Summerville Rd, Clinton.

"Grandpa's Delight" on Summerville Rd, Clinton.

"Lakeshore Star" This is a original design on Lake Shore Rd, Clinton.

"Milky Way". Also on Lake Shore Rd, Clinton

I think this is "Path Through the Woods", also on Lake Shore Rd, Clinton.

"Lucky Star #2" on the Cougar Lanes in Clinton.

This is the Cobblestone House, the Clinton Historical Society in Clinton Wisconsin.

"Crossing Road" is on the garage at the back of the "Cobblestone House.

Interesting home, and love the quilt block.  Colorful.

"Corn and Beans" is on the side of the DeLong Company on highway 140, Clinton.

"Country Farm" was a bit hard to see as it is way off the road and not one of the 8 x 8 blocks.

"Country Farm"

"Arrowheads" is on State Road 140, Clinton. This was the last one we saw on this day.  This is only a tiny portion of the quilt barns on this trail.  According to their map there are at least 162 barn quilts.  I did talk to someone in Clinton, and she thinks there are even more.  Another good reason to go back to visit Rock County, in Wisconsin.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Barn Quilts

On our little adventure last week we came through an area in the southwest corner of Wisconsin to check out this barn quilt trail.
Recently, I had gotten information about this trail while at a local quilt show.  When Ron set up this trip, he included some of the trail in our travels.  
This trail boasts 76 Barn Quilts. As you will see all are not on barns or 8 ft x 8 ft. Sometimes you have to look pretty hard to find it.

This was out first one on State Road 11, in Benton, Wisc.  It is called "Mother's Cross".

"Autumn Tints" was on County Road I, in Shullsburg, Wisc.

"Grandma's Flower Garden", also on County Rd I in Shullsburg, Wisc.

"Shaded Star" was on State Road 11, Shullsburg
Here is "Flower Basket" on Water Street in Shullsburg.

As you can see, we almost missed it.  Thank heaven for street addresses!

We were looking for the Shullsburg Creamery on Water Street in Shullsburg. We got a double bonus, the creamery and "Cheesebox" on the side of the building. We have to check out the cheese factories.

Wagon Tracks was on the Teasdale Farms on State Road 11, in Shullsburg.

"County Auction" was on another Teasdale Farm in Shullsburg.
I think this was a 12 inch one.

As you can see, a little hard to find!

"LaMoyne Star" was set way back off  Dublin Road in Darlington.

"LeMoyne Star".  Thank for zoom lenses on digital cameras.

We just about missed this one "Relay for Life" on Galena Street, Darlington.  Ron did not see it at first!

"Grace's Star" on State Road 23, Darlington is a beauty.  I loved this one.  The colors all go so well together.

There is another one that is set back off the road.
"Swiss Family Ubersox" for the Ubersox family in Darlington.

A better picture of "Swiss Family Ubersox".  Without going to their front yard, this is the best I could do.

The Ubersox family had this dinosour made of tractor parts by the side of the road.

"4th of July" was on Hwy 23 in Darlington.

You never know where you will find the quilt blocks. We were heading North, so it was sort of easy.  Some families have blocks at both ends of a barn or other structure.  This looked like the back of a garage.  There was a dog kennel by the fenced area.

I saw this one, but we have no idea what it is call.

It is on the "Grandview" property in Hollendale.

I did a bit of research and found out that gentleman that owned the property was Nick Engelbert. In 1937 he started creating buildings and statues of concrete with shards of china, glass, beads, buttons and sea shells.  This building is at the entrance to the property.  It is free and open to the public.  We were on a bit of a time table, so did not get to stop this time.  Next time we are in the area, I would like to stop and check this out. My kind of embellishments.

Ron spotted this grouping of the iron made quilt signs on the side of this barn.  Great way to display them.
You can check out my other blog IPiece2-Mary to see other pictures of "Grandview" and read about our adventure.