The SSOBB

"Barns have this wonderful way of connecting us to our homes, our history, and our heritage." 
 (from a conversation with Becky, a New Hampshire quilt shop owner - shared here with permission)


The Secret Society of Barn Builders was established in late December 2014
by fifteen women from across the U.S., Canada, and Germany -- 
some with extensive free piecing experience 
and others new to the technique -- 
who agreed to “test” the process notes for Build-a-Barn 
by creating their own original free pieced barns.

My challenge to each of them was simple:  

"Create a free pieced barn that reflects the area where you live 
using the book's process note drafts for reference, 
fabrics already in your stash, 
and your own design sensibilities and skill sets."

For the next five months, 
emails flew as we exchanged progress photos, 
resolved dilemmas, shared stories about our barns, 
deliberated over edits, considered possible 
backing and binding fabric options, 
and developed new long distance friendships.  

It was a very exciting experience for all of us.
and we all have so many stories to share.

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As you scroll down this page,
be sure to look for the links 
beneath each SSOBB Charter Member's name.

One link will take you to their personal blog.

The second link will take you to 
their individual Gallery page on this blog.


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(weekly during April - July / click link above for specifics)
so that each of the charter members
and a some other special people can share photos
and more about their barns and stories on their own blogs.

There is so much to look forward to!


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Here is the alphabetical list of Charter Members 
and links to their blogs and their Gallery pages.


Hilda Bakke
Willard, New Mexico

Blogs at Hilda’s Hideout  



BLOG HOP Post HERE



Chris Ballard 
Oakland, Tennessee


Click HERE for her Facebook page



BLOG HOP Post HERE




Heidi Burkhardt 
Ispringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Blogs at Libellenquilts



BLOG HOP Post HERE



Katherine French
Belfast, Maine




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE



Cathy Labath 
Long Grove, Iowa




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE



Valerie Levy
Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE



Cherie Moore 
Belleville, Illinois




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 4 HERE



Belinda
Texas




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE



Glenda Parks
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Blogs at Quilts and Dogs



BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG Hop Post 3 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 4 HERE

Bonus Post 5 HERE



Julie Post
Titonka, Iowa




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE


Julie Sefton
Bartlett, Tennessee




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE 

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE 

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE 



Nancy Stevens
Glenside, Pennsylvania




BLOG HOP Post 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 2 HERE

BLOG HOP Post 3 HERE



Brenda Suderman 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada




BLOG HOP Post No. 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post No. 2 HERE



Lynne Tyler 
Goffstown, New Hampshire




BLOG HOP Post No. 1 HERE

BLOG HOP Post No. 2 HERE



Debbie Voigt
Pfafftown, North Carolina




for Julie's intro post

and

to read Debbie's blog hop post.



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It seems like SUCH a long time ago
that the incredible quilts showcased 
in the BUILD-A-BARN SSOBB Gallery 
were flimsies and backs on hangers 
just waiting to be quilted . . .