Quilt patterns on barns date back to colonial America. After the colonists became established and had spare income, they painted small patterns on the ends of the barns as a way to celebrate their heritage.
In 2001, a woman named Donna Sue started what are now the oversized, brightly colored barn quilts appearing on barns throughout the US. Regions and local communities have attracted tourists with their Barn Quilt Trails.
My sister in WY is an artist, and I admire her beautiful work (above). As a quilter, I wanted to give one a try. Now I'm addicted! They give me joy, work my brain, and the colors are fun.
Would you like one (or more!)?