Books

A Traditional Marriage: Historic Barns & Beautiful Quilts

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Barn Quilts, Books, Events, The Barn Journal | 2 comments

This article was submitted by Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.  We are thrilled to connect with Ms. Parron and others active in the barn quilt movement.  The NBA sees the use of quilt blocks and historic barns  behind them, acting as a canvas, to be an enchanting (and culturally significant!) reflection of men and women’s traditional work on farms across the country.   The historic barns of Kittitas County, Washington, are receiving quite a bit of attention these days.  Several local barns have been decorated with barn quilts—quilt...

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Book Review: Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Barn Preservation, Books, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Book Review: Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Book review by Charles Leik, Chair of the National Barn Alliance. It was at the National Barn Alliance’s (NBA) 2009 Shaker Hill, Kentucky conference that I first learned about the phenomenon of Quilt Barns. Several Kentucky ladies gave an enthusiastic presentation and the next day as I drove serpentine secondary roads northward to the Ohio River I saw perhaps a dozen of the “Real Deal” –8’ x 8’ squares of a favorite quilting pattern on weathered barns. I already had an acquaintance with quilting as I recalled mother and her friends working at the quilting frame set up in our...

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Forming the Future of Barns: Winter Meeting

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Books, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Forming the Future of Barns: Winter Meeting

Are you part of a barn preservation organization? And are looking to network and gain knowledge to strengthen your organization? Then… Join us for our Winter Meeting!!! February 17-19, 2012 • Upper Arlington, OH •  The Amelita Mirolo Barn As part of the mission of the National Barn Alliance, we are committed providing a platform for barn preservation organizations and owners to connect and share information. On February 18, we invite barn preservation organizations to join us for networking, educational workshops, informative speakers, and socializing. Joel McCarty, Executive...

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Need Holiday Gifts for that Barn Lover? New Barn-focused Books

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Barn Preservation, Books, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Need Holiday Gifts for that Barn Lover? New Barn-focused Books

Looking for a gift for your barn lover? There are two new books out and worth taking a look at. Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties: The Barns of Old Milton County by Robert Meyers. This is the first book to document in words and beautiful color photographs the barns and the people who have made their marks on a historically significant region of Georgia. It takes the reader from the oldest barns in the region to some of the magnificent new horse facilities that will become the historic treasures of tomorrow. Charles Leik, president of the National Barn Alliance, gives his...

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