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.
One sunny winter day~ February 08 2014, 0 Comments
Thanks Son! June 28 2013, 0 Comments
Yes, this fabulous barn quilt, was a custom order. I had to step out of my box and draw this out on one of my software programs.
Okay…. I tried for 15 or so hours, and didn’t get very far. Until one morning, after letting go of the “I will do this” mentality, I woke up, and my thought was….. hire this to be done, by a tech geek. Wow, what a idea. Who could I call to help me? My #3 son, Ben.
I called him. He said, "Sure mom, I can help you with that!” He was even happier to help me, after I told him it was a paying job.
He came over, and within a much shorter amount time than I could ever spend, he figured it all out.
I did some finishing touches... and voila, I just love how it looks.
Every day is a new learning experience. Some days you learn that you need to ask for help.
Just as quilters sometimes need help, their quilting bee.
Sometimes we too, need to ask for help.
Has there ever been a project or time in your life where you needed to ask for help?
Thanks Son. I’m so proud of our work together. We made a great team.