Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail: Folksy Phenomenon

Today’s barn decorating revival started with Donna Sue Groves from Adams County, Ohio. She wanted to honor her mother by hanging a colorful painted quilt square on her barn. The mother of the quilt-barn movement envisioned mile after mile of quilt trails throughout Appalachia, but the folksy phenomenon has exceeded her expectations. As the folk art spread across the countryside, Donna Sue’s […]

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Barn Quilt Trail: Folksy Phenomenon

Today, more than 4,000 quilt squares adorn barns and other buildings in 34 states. Photo above along the Buffalo Gals Barn Quilt Trail in Scott County, Kentucky. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Today’s barn decorating revival became popular with a woman named Donna Sue Groves, from Adams County, Ohio. She wanted to honor her mother by hanging a colorful painted quilt square on her barn. From the start, the mother of the quilt-barn movement envisioned mile after mile of quilt trails throughout Appalachia, but the folksy phenomenon has exceeded her expectations. “We’re celebrating quilting as an […]

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