Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quilt Barns

Quilt patterns have been painted on rural barns throughout Ohio. Although not searching for them, I do take a shot whenever I see one. Here is a sampling.

I like the rustic weathered look of this barn, my favorite.
This barn has an appealing design even without the quilt square.
I liked this one because the quilt square is a symbol of Ohio
This has a typical country look.
Really, I just like barns. More ABC on the sidebar...

28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful and colorful! Terrific shots, Carol! I've never seen that, but then I've never been to Ohio!

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting!

Sylvia

Deb said...

how cool...I love barns and quilts

Annie said...

Good morning from California, Carol. I have seen your barns and quilts before and loved them. What a treat to see a few again this morning.

RuneE said...

Now, that is something I have never seen before - thank you for sharing.

photowannabe said...

I love the barns too and the quilt squares are so lovely. Are they like the Amish hex squares I have seen on barns?

Roger Owen Green said...

Only one word will do - QUAINT!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a charming idea. And no doubt there are quilts on the beds too.

Diane AZ said...

I've never seen barns with quilt squares before. The old barn with the two little pinwheels is charming.

Mara said...

The barns in the US definitely look a lot better than the barns I've seen in Europe. Even the shape of the barns is better! Great Q

jabblog said...

How lovely! There is a much stronger tradition of quilting in USA than UK I think and what a wonderful idea to decorate/promote them on barns.

Carolyn Ford said...

How gorgeous! I haven't see this before. Now I will definitely keep my eyes open when visiting Illinois. Beautiful photos!

Anna said...

Have never seen this on barns on this side of the pond but it's quite attractive. Are barns in other states decorated in a similar manner?

James said...

I love barns. These are fantastic.

Joy said...

What a wonderful tradition, and so pretty.

Rose said...

I love barns, too--these are great photos, with or without the quilt squares! I've seen a few of these decorated barns, but they aren't very common in Illinois.

Gel said...

Fascinating. I never knew quilt patterns were painted on barns. See what ABC wed. taught me.

Tumblewords: said...

These are so colorful and personal. Makes an 'event' out of a barn. And they all have their own personalities, too! Nice post!

Arija said...

I have just been trawling yur blog and have gathered a plentiful catch of wonder, beauty and colour to salt away in the barrels of memory to draw on on a dreary grey day to wipe away the cobwebs.

The bright quilt patterns certainly liven up the barns although personally I prefer the old barns to be left to dream in peace.

Paula Scott said...

I love all the things I learn on this meme! Quilt barns! I never knew of their existence, but I am in love with the idea!

Reader Wil said...

Carol, what a great idea to decorate a barn like that! I have never seen that before! Quilt is a wonderful Q word too.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

now this is something I have never seen before - they are lovely

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful!

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jay said...

I didn't know of that tradition, but I like it!

The weathered one is my favourite, too. :)

Janie said...

I like the quilt patterns on the barns. I like the barns themselves. And I would especially like any horses that might be in the barns!

Spiderdama said...

Never seen it before, nice:-) Great shot!

Gwendolyn said...

I have thought about going down to Ohio and photographing the quilt barns. I really enjoyed seeing your pictures of them. You did a good job showing the barns in their rural settings. Thanks for sharing.

Carletta said...

I love these Carol. I was just over in Ohio last week and posted a quilt barn on my Round The Bend blog. I have another for next week.
There's a small trail nearby here in WV that I've posted before.
I love them!!!

Firefly said...

I love the idea. Something like that can become a tourist attraction to the area.