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Monday, November 10, 2014

FLOWING GLORY'S HOME

Here's a picture our cousins, the Coryell's, just sent to us of the "Flowing Glory" barn quilt that we made for their friends and ours, the Edmonds, who then gifted it to the Coryell's son and daughter-in-law. It is hanging near Conway, Missouri. The building used to be the old "Good Springs Church" but was moved to their farm years ago and converted to their garage. It really adds color to the building and looks great! We love seeing all the different places our barn quilts end up calling home.

DIRECTOR'S DREAM - GREEN

Here's another "Director's Dream" we just finished. This is our green version. We make it in blue, brown, red, green and, soon to be, yellow. This one is hanging at the "Buck and Jo's Too" restaurant in Winchester and is a 2 x 2 for sale for $60. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TIMES SQUARE SEWING COMPLEX

We now have our barn quilts at the Times Square Sewing Complex in Jacksonville, IL. We thank the owner, Sue Fox, for allowing us to display and advertise some of our inventory in her fantastic shop. We appreciate it. Stop by and see the barn quilts, inside and outside, and all the neat things Sue and her staff have in their store.

HUNTER'S STAR

This is a nice 2 footer that we just finished and it's on sale for $60. It is on display at Tipsords Turf and Landscape in Winchester, IL.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PIKE COUNTY FALL COLOR DRIVE

We had a great time this past Saturday at the home of Carroll and Sue Cox just west of Pittsfield. They had a handful of vendors there and we were able to set our barn quilts, and our daughter's home d├ęcor items, up in front of their original log cabin. Mark went in his Colonial outfit and gave tours of the cabin along with keeping a fire going in the fireplace. It was really needed since it was pretty cool and windy.

We had a number of potential contacts and sold some inventory. Thanks to all who came by and visited with us. We hope to set up there again next year. A big thank you to the Cox's and their family for hosting such a great event.

MARINER'S COMPASS

One of our daughter's is a teacher at the Bluffs Elementary School and we were asked to donate a barn quilt to their 3rd Annual PTO Penny Carnival to help raise funds for school activities. We said yes and here is the 2 x 2 Mariner's Compass that will be auctioned off at the event on Sunday Oct. 26th from 1-3 p.m. Come by and participate if you can. We'd really appreciate it.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PANDA PATCH

Our three oldest grandkids all wanted barn quilts for their rooms so the two older one's each picked one from our inventory but the youngest wanted one out of our book of 5500 patterns. So, this is what she decided on. I made her a 12" Panda Patch and she is so proud of it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GOD'S EYE AT REST

Here is a picture our cousin's, the Coryell's from Lebanon, MO., sent us of their stained glass God's Eye barn quilt mounted on their home. It looks great and the colors blend well with the home!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CARD TRICK

This is a "Card Trick" variation that we made not long ago. It's a 2 x 2 and for sale for $60.

Monday, September 29, 2014

PRAIRIE LAND HERITAGE STEAM SHOW 2014

We had a great three days at the show this past weekend. We got some good orders and had a number of people that were going to order once they went home and measured up what they would need.

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth and bought, ordered or just said "hi" and chatted for awhile. It was great seeing you.



One of the best things that happened this weekend was that our friends, Richard and Carol Edmonds, came and brought our cousins, Stanley and Betty Coryell, to pick up their new barn quilts, "God's Eye" and "Flowing Glory." It was the first time we had met Stanley and Betty and, though short, we had a great visit.

We look forward to being at the Steam Show again next year.

Monday, September 22, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA STAR

Here is another 1 footer that we just finished called "North Carolina Star." It is for sale for $30. The dark color is a plum color and not black.

SPOOLS

This is a 1 footer that we just finished called "Spools." It is for sale for $30.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENE GABLES INN

We had a great time last Saturday at the Car "Boot" Sale at the Greene Gables Inn in Whitehall. There was a steady number of people that came thru and the weather was great. We sold some barn quilts and took a number of orders. We look forward to doing it again next year. Our grandson Landon Wahl was a great help to us tear down as well.

Our thanks to the Greene Gables Inn owners and staff for a great event.

Friday, August 22, 2014

LONE STAR

This is "Lone Star". I saw that Laurel Barn Quilts had made one like this so I altered mine a little from theirs. Had the points overlap the border to give it a different effect. This is a 2 footer for sale for $60.

Our business started about a year and a half ago and this is the 75th barn quilt we've made.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PLUM ISLAND COMPASS

That's the name of this pretty 2 foot barn quilt we just finished. It will be displayed on the front of the embroidery business "In The Hoop" in Winchester. I'll try and get pictures posted of it again once it's hung.

Monday, August 18, 2014

BLUFFS PICNIC

When the rain finally subsided about noonish this past Saturday we were able to set our small barn quilt display up at the Bluffs Picnic. I think the temperature was perfect and it turned out to be a great event. Our youngest grandson Aiden got lots of candy at the parade (see how excited he was!)and mom and dad gave free barrel train rides. Their church handed our Gospel tracts as well. It was a wonderful time.

Friday, August 15, 2014

PRICE FARM

This is the Robert Price Farm on the west edge of Whitehall, IL. This is the Windmill Star hung on a building at a location just past the last curve heading out of town towards Hillview. It's on the south side of the road.

On down the road about half a mile is where the Harvest Star now hangs. It's on a building close to this fantastic barn. The four foot barn quilts turned out nice and look great.

Further down the road a little you find another of the Price barns. This round barn just looks wonderful!

Monday, August 4, 2014

DOUBLE ASTER

Here's another "Double Aster" that we recently finished. It's a 2 footer for sale for $60 and now hangs at Tipsord's Turf and Landscape in Winchester, IL. Stop by and view all their neat gift ideas. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GOLF STAR

Here is a neat barn quilt we designed for one of our customers who also allow us to display our bq's at their restaurant, Buck & Jo's Too in Winchester.

One of the co-owner's wanted something with a golfing theme so this is called "Golf Star" and is a 2 footer currently hanging at their business. It has a lot of colors in it and, once again, our camera does not do it justice. The boarder is dark blue and the golf club is dark grey, light grey and black. Stop by, have a great meal and see the barn quilts. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 25, 2014

BUTTERFLY

Finished this 1 foot "Butterfly" not long ago. It's for sale for $30. Thanks for looking.