|Dragonfly Summer - the SSOBB Thank You quilt / quilted by Debbie Voigt|
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- Hilda Bakke
- Heidi Burkhardt
- Belinda from Texas
- Kathy French
- Cathy Labath
- Valerie Levy
- Cherie Moore
- Glenda Parks
- Julie Post
- Julie Sefton
- Nancy Stevens
- Brenda Suderman
- Lynne Tyler
- Debbie Voigt
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- You Did WHAT With Your Quilt?
- Tutorial - Free Pieced Trees
- Additional Resources and Suggested Reading
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Now there are
to enjoy BUILD A BARN!
You can order a physical book
(see note in sidebar)
or through AQS
or through Amazon
(affiliate link in sidebar)
You can also order an e-book
by clicking HERE.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
|Round Barn at Ojo by Hilda Bakke|
This week's featured SSOBB Charter Member is Hilda Bakke.
Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances,
Hilda has asked me to share her blog hop post here
on the BUILD A BARN blog.
Hilda was quick to join
the Secret Society of Barn Builders
in December of 2014.
A few weeks later, she shared the following
in an email to the SSOBB members:
"There aren’t a lot of barns where I live,
so I searched online for a New Mexico barn
I could interpret in cloth.
I was inspired by the
Ojo Calilente Mineral Springs Round Barn,
the only round barn in New Mexico.
It is also said to be the only remaining adobe
round barn in the United States –
but why, oh why, didn’t I realize that a round barn
would pose significant challenges in the interpretation!"
|Pre-renovation Condition of Adobe Round Barn|
Photo will supersize if double-clicked
While preparing this post,
I found this information:
"Built in 1924, the Adobe Round Barn is one of
Northern New Mexico's architectural treasures.
In 1985 the barn was added to the
National Register of Historic Places and in 1988
the barn was featured in the film "Young Guns."
A complete restoration of the barn was completed in 2002,
successfully preserving the historical features of the barn
while creating a modern spiritual setting.
The restoration project was awarded New Mexico's
"2003 Building of the Year - Restoration"
by the Associated General Contractors
as well as the Restoration Award from the
New Mexico Preservation Society.
The barn has a 2,600 square foot wood-plank floor
upstairs in what was the old hayloft and
2,000 square feet on the adobe-surfaced ground floor."
If you visit the website for Ojo Spa
and click on the Photo Tour option
(upper right corner of the page),
you'll find a set of six images of the renovated
Adobe Round Barn.
Hilda also shared this link to her
inspiration photo for the Adobe Round Barn
when she shared this work in progress photo with the SSOBB.
|Hilda's Round Barn Under Construction|
Photo will supersize if double clicked
Hilda's SSOBB barn on her Gallery Page.
Just look for her name tab in the blog header
or CLICK HERE.
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If you would like a chance to win
an autographed copy of BUILD A BARN
so you can create your own barn in fabric,
please leave a comment on this post.
Winner will be announced here on Friday July 8.
(No-reply bloggers will not be included in the drawing
unless you include your email address in your comment)
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CLICK HERE to see the full SSOBB Blog Hop Schedule.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
I had a chance to talk with Nancy M.,
(our local quilt appraiser)
after my Author Showcase presentation
at April AQS show at Paducah.
Nancy had purchased a copy of BUILD A BARN
and sent it to her niece in Pennsylvania.
Her niece lives on a farm with a beautiful barn
that Nancy wants to free piece one day.
Nancy was so excited to share her niece's response to the book.
Her niece is heavily involved with a 4-H group
and plans to share BUILD A BARN with her kids
and have them stitch some free pieced barns.
I think THAT is just awesome.
If photos are shared with me,
I will be sure to share them here.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
|Tobacco Barn by Heidi Burkhardt|
This week's featured SSOBB Charter Member is
Heidi lives in Germany
and blogs at Libellenquilts.
Her Blog Hop Post is HERE.
She's also offering a giveaway opportunity
for an autographed copy of BUILD A BARN.