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.


1 comment:

InGa said...

I'm a little bit lost, Barnquilts?
Is it a quilt block painted on the side of house, fence or so on?

Never seen it before.
regards Ingrid