Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sightings and New Construction

SSOBB Charter Member Cherie Moore
sent this photo of herself with The Seasonal Sampler
from the Spring Paducah AQS show.

And Preeti and Mari shared this photo
from the Lancaster AQS show.

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The Seasonal Sampler continues its travels
with three more AQS shows this year.

Grand Rapids, MI. August 22–25, 2018

Fall Paducah, KY. September 12–15, 2018

Virginia Beach, VA. October 3–6, 2018

If you see it there, please share a photo!

And a while ago, this photo was shared
as Mari's inspiration photo
for a new free pieced construction project.

Look what she created!

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If you are working on a free pieced building
inspired by BUILD A BARN's process notes,
please let me know.

I'd love to share your work here
to help inspire others.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reality Check

Barn and silo built  ca. 1920

You may remember this photo 
from page 38 of BUILD A BARN.

I took it on a summer morning in 2015 
at a property less than a half mile from our house.

This is the second barn on that same property.

The photo was taken as a drive-by in late winter 2015.

That second barn was the inspiration
for my SSOBB gallery quilt Flying Lessons.

I took this photo today on my way home from PT.

The property has been sold 
and now the barn is no more.

I know this is the reality of our world,
but it still makes me sad to see
these venerable old buildings destroyed.

So many stories it could have told . . .

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Another One Begins

Mari over at The Academic Quilter
is planning her next free-pieced church.

Go read all about it HERE.

You can read about her other efforts HERE.

Go, Mari, GO!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Author / iQuilt Showcase 2018

The Seasonal Sampler from BUILD A BARN
will be on display during the 2018 AQS Quiltweek shows!

Daytona Beach - February 28-March 3, 2018

Lancaster - March 21-24, 2018


Spring Paducah - April 18-21, 2018

as well as

Wendy Caton Reed from The Constant Quilter

Grand Rapids - August 22-25, 2018

Kevin the Quilter

Fall Paducah - September 12-15, 2018

Teresa Raleigh from A Quilt and A Prayer


Virginia Beach - October 3-6, 2018

Julie Post - one of the Secret Society of Barn Builders Charter Members

If you attend any of these shows
and visit with The Seasonal Sampler,
please get a photo of yourself with the quilt
and send it to me.

Cherie Moore - one of the Secret Society of Barn Builders Charter Members

It is SUCH fun to see your smiling faces!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sharing Sad News

just-Spring by Katherine R. French

I am so very sorry to share news of 
the passing of one of our SSOBB Charter Members.

Collage - just-Spring by Katherine R. French

Kathy French passed away on November first
after being diagnosed with Stage Four lung cancer.

Kathy was an enthusiastic member of the SSOBB,
sharing many thoughts during the editing process
that made BUILD A BARN's process notes better.

She also shared barn photos from her 2016 trip to the UK.

She posted about this stone barn here.

She also shared a post about this stone barn in North Wales.

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And, if you've never seen 
Kathy's free pieced quilt named Roses for Rosita,
she shared during the quilt's making.

Thank you Kathy for sharing yourself with us -
We will miss you!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mari's Free Pieced Chapel

Mari from The Academic Quilter
has created her very first free pieced building
using the process notes in BUILD A BARN.

You can read her post about the block HERE.

Way to go, Mari!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sandra's Newly-Quilted Barns

Sandra was one of my Folk School students earlier this year.

She created three barns during our week together.

This is the first of the three - quilted and bound.

This is the second now-finished quilt.

What really made my heart happy was
not only did she finish all three quilts,
but she shared them so that they were part of 
the recent Davies Manor Quilt and Fiber Arts Show.

This is the third finished quilt - The Psycho Barn.

If you double click each of these
you should be able to see more of her quilting.

She already has places chosen in her house
to hang all three quilts.