Additional Resources and Suggested Reading


(listed here in no particular order)

Visit Fast Company 
for a wide range of 
thought-provoking reading

and while you’re there
be sure to check out his post titled 

Visit The Patchery Menagerie
and be sure to check out Lynne's
Thoughts on Creativity and Art 
The Value of "Meh"
the updated version

Visit Creative Something 
for a wide range of short essays
and thought-provoking pieces
Creative Ideas Exist Where We Typically Don't Look for Them
This Might Be Wrong, But ...

Victoria Gertenbach of The Silly BooDilly

Read Rob Walker's
How to Pay Attention:  20 Ways to Win the War Against Seeing.

to read thoughtful posts on the dangers of perfectionism, 
the importance of connecting with your work, 
creating pieces that are important to you, 
developing new skills and practicing intentional creativity by 
making/taking time to lose yourself in your process. 

and read
by David Caolo

Read Judith Reilly's Twelve Life Lessons on Creativity

Read Austin Kleon's What Did You Make Today, Papa?


Balosky, Andrea.  Transitions – Unlocking the Creative Quilter Within.  
Bothell, WA:  That Patchwork Place, 1996.

Berlo, Janet.  Quilting Lessons – Notes from the Scrap Bag of a Writer and Quilter.  
Lincoln, NE:  University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

Catmull, Edwin E. with Amy Wallace.  
Creativity, Inc. – 
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.  
New York, NY:  Random House, 2014.

Hollis, Tim.  See Rock City – The History of Rock City Gardens.  
Charleston, SC:  The History Press, 2009.

Jenkins, David.  Rock City Barns:  A Passing Era.  
Chattanooga, TN:  Free Spirit Press, 1996.

Kleon, Austin.  Steal Like An Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Creativity.  
New York, NY:  Workman Publishing Company, 2012.

Kleon, Austin.  Show Your Work – 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered.  
New York, NY:  Workman Publishing Company, 2013.

Marston, Gwen.  Liberated Quiltmaking.  
Paducah, KY:  American Quilter’s Society, 1996.

Marston, Gwen. Liberated String Quilts.  
Lafayette, CA:  C&T Publishing, 2003.

Marston, Gwen.  Liberated Quiltmaking II.  
Paducah, KY:  American Quilter’s Society, 2010.

Marston, Gwen.  37 Sketches. 
Ithaca, NY:  Six Mile Press, 2011.

Marston, Gwen.  Liberated Medallion Quilts.  
Paducah, KY:  American Quilter’s Society, 2012.

Marston, Gwen.  Minimal Quiltmaking.  
Paducah, KY:  American Quilter’s Society, 2014.

Perkins, Don.  The Barns of Maine – Our History, Our Stories.
Charleston, SC:  History Press, 2012

Ricucci, Tonya.  Word Play Quilts – Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter.  
Bothell, WA:  Martingale Company, 2010.
 (Out of Print) - PDF e-book available HERE

Schumm-Burgess, Nancy.  Wisconsin Barns.
Helena, MT:  Farcountry Press, 2009.

Simmonds, William G.  Advertising Barns – Vanishing American Landmarks. 
St. Paul, MN:  Motorbooks, International, 2004.

Tharp, Twyla with Mark Reiter.  The Creative Habit – Learn It and Use It for Life.  
New York, NY:  Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2003.

Weaver, Will.  Barns of Minnesota.
St. Paul, MN:  Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004

Weidman, Mary Lou.  Out of the Box – Unleash Your Creativity Through Quilts.  
Woodinville, WA:  Martingale Company, 2009.

Wolfe, Victoria Findlay.  15 Minutes of Play – Improvisational Quilts.  
Lafayette, CA:  C&T Publishing, 2012.


to learn more about the landmark place 
that inspired the name of my 2013 quilt.

Visit GRIT 
 “Rural American Know-How”

“Dedicated to the appreciation and preservation 
of traditional farm architecture”

particularly if you are unfamiliar with flat top or unroofed silos.

Visit Nellie Durand’s blog where you’ll find