American Barn Quilts Workshop January 20 2017, 0 Comments
Join us for a workshop that includes discussion on the history of barn quilts and creating your own 2x2 quilt! 2nd class you'll be going home, with your own unique barn quilt creation This workshop is a 2-day event on January 23 and February 6 from 6:30-8pm (Monday nights) at the Anderson Lodge Dorr MI 49323. Please see contact me in advance if you'ld like to join this workshop...or take a latter workshop. firstname.lastname@example.org or text me @ 616-299-9707
Think Spring! January 20 2017, 0 Comments
It’s been a long cold winter.
Your probably thinking... You could say that again!
I’ve been dreaming of Spring.
Of planting vegetables in my raised bed gardens.
How I love to see my perennials start to pop up from the ground, that was once was cold and frozen.
I long to see new life everywhere.
Like the baby chicks and ducklings at the Family Farm and Home store.
Seeds of all kinds …
How many different kinds of Burpee sunflowers are there?
How do I decide which ones to buy?
What all can I plant in garden plots in the back yard?
How can I make my little victory garden prettier?
Why not a barn quilt on the old grey fence we have?
Yes…..I think the Floral Cosmos is just the thing.
Come warm weather, we all want to get outside and enjoy our yards.
Do some planting, bring out our lawn art…
Do you have any Gnomes? (I do, thanks to my son Sam)
What do you place in your gardens to brighten up your surroundings?
Have you ever thought of hanging some artwork in your gardens?
Marilyn Anderson - Artist & Designer
American Barn Quilts
Outdoor Art to Preserve Story
Tennessee Rise & Shine July 28 2015, 0 Comments
"We have attached the barn quilt to the front of our house facing the eastern sky. We chose this quilt because we have chickens on our 30 acre farm in east TN..also because we should rise and let our light shine before the world. The light and love of Jesus Christ. I am sending a couple of pictures that I took this morning . God is great and greatly to be praised."
If you have a story for your quilt, please share with us! You can post to our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com.
August Barn Quilt Workshop July 13 2015, 0 Comments
Due to a overwhelming response for participation for our July workshops, we will be holding an August workshop! This event includes a class on the history of barn quilts and a workshop creating your own
2’x2’ Barn Quilt.
Please note: this is a 2 night class to be held on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24, 2015
Please send form along with a $25.00 registration fee by Aug 4, 2015.
Please make check payable to:
Dorr MI 49323.
Spring Has Sprung April 03 2015, 0 Comments
Spring has sprung and warmer weather is here to stay! Check out the website for our quilts that radiate Spring like this one! Our quilts will last you years as they are made from vinyl that withstand all weather.
Flag in the Barn Window September 18 2014, 0 Comments
We all love receiving gifts, but how many of us find pure joy in giving gifts to others?
I believe that Shauna does. She purchased this quilt for her mother's birthday. What a sweet daughter!
A barn quilt was the perfect gift idea, since her mother had been admiring them on scenic drives and talking about how much she loved them. Shauna knew Flag in the Barn Window was the quilt for her mother because of her patriotism and love of everything country themed. I asked where her mother and father might hang it up, to which Shauna replied, "she wants the quilt on the shed (in the newly landscaped backyard) so she can look at it while sitting on their new patio."
Out of curiosity I asked if there were any quilters in Shauna's family, she replied, "I believe my grandmother quilts." I wonder if this is why Shauna's mother is so intrigued by barn quilts? Either way, Shauna assured me that she couldn't have "found anything more perfect" for her moms birthday gift this year.
I dare you to get into giving again. Share the love with your family and friends with a special gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Coopersville Farm Museums " Lone Star" barn quilt July 28 2014, 0 Comments
What a fun day that was to see American Barn Quilts, Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2013 entry go up on the Coopersville Farm Museum. The “Lone Star”.
Lee Ann, the gal who runs the farm-museum, had a friend who was working a bucket truck right down the street renovating the train station a few buildings away. We scheduled all of us to meet around 4:30 last week Tuesday 7-8-14 In no time at all, the Lone Star was lifted up and attached to the Farm Museums silo with heavy duty zip ties.
In through the grommets, then around the metal bars that held, the silo together.
I truly believe this is the perfect place, for this big 6x6 foot “Lone Star” barn quilt to be.
The Coopersville Farm Museum has a yearly Quilt Show, a Quilting Bee that meets every week, a Farmers Market, and Kids Crafts. Oh, did I mention a Jam Night, every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The Coopersville Farm Museum is such a creative place for teaching, sharing and enjoyment. The " Lone Star" barn quilt was my way of honoring all of those great and generous folks, who teach and share their talents with those around them.
What better place for American Barn Quilt 2013 ArtPrize entry to be displayed then on the silo of the Coopersville Farm Museum.
Keep on the look out for all the different barn quilts, on the many Barn Quilt Trails here in Michigan.
I've been told that only 3, of the 50 states in the US, don't have Barn Quilt Trails.
That's a lot of Quilt Trails and tons of barn quilts to see.