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If This Barn Could Talk
Original free pieced design by Belinda
Free motion quilting by Chris Ballard
|28.5" wide by 27.5" long - Shown here before quilting|
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This barn really existed.
It belonged to Mildred and Marvin.
We used to sit out on her brick patio and gaze at her barn
while listening to the exciting stories she told
of parties and barn dances she and Marvin put on.
We heard stories of friends, neighbors, politicians,
and all kinds of important people who attended their events.
Mildred LOVED this barn and kept it updated,
including a whole new roof,
but after she and Marvin died, the land was sold.
My husband and I watched
on the day the new landowners bulldozed
this fabulous barn along with Mildred’s house.
It was especially sad because
Mildred had been raised in an orphanage
and we both knew how very important her homestead had been to her.
This quilt is my interpretation of Mildred’s big red barn all decked out for the holidays.
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Light from within illuminates the evening sky
and musical novelty fabric draws viewers closer to the barn dance.
A bit of applique allows an elegant windmill
to stand guard under the watchful eye of a crescent moon.
Differently oriented quilted lines accentuate
the various wall and roof sections of the barn.
An open, gentle meander unifies the festive night-time sky,
detail stitching defines details in the decorated fence,
and multiple stitched designs bring the wintery barnyard to life.
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