Thursday, February 5, 2015

Quilt Barn in Wisconsin

I love old barns especially “Quilt Barns.”    I snapped this photo last November someplace along the Interstate in Wisconsin…not sure where…east of the Cranberry Bogs.

Quilt Barn

When ever we see a Barn with a Quilt square I like to get a photo.  The  Quilt Barn movement began in Ohio and has spread to other states.  Minnesota has some in the southern part of the state.

Barns are disappearing from our countryside, soon they will just be photographs in a museum.

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29 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a quilt barn. Look forward to what others might find as well. Very pretty with the silos.

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  2. I have seen a few of them here in S.E. WI and on our travels throughout the Ohio River Valley. I love looking at the quilt patterns.

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  3. There are many quilt barns in Wisconsin, especially in Shawano county east of Green Bay. Google a map to see where they are.

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  4. I'm a sub-par quilter but love them just the same. Quilt barn - what a wonderful name!

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  5. The are disappearing here also. Turning into huge metal buildings. I love barns.
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  6. I love seeing these quilt barns, too. My mother would have added a block our dairy barn in a heartbeat.

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  7. We see a lot of these in rural PA. I love them.

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  8. I was thinking about barns here and I can't recall any here. The old barn at home is still there.

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  9. And the saddest part of disappearing barns, is disappearing farms, whether they are produce, cattle, or something else.
    That barn seems well loved and in good repair.
    There are a lot of people here who are trying to save an old dairy barn, which is supposedly on a historic registry, but is being allowed to slowly fall apart. I hope it can be saved.
    Thank you for sharing that lovely barn with us.

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  10. I think you're right about them disappearing. I loved the several barns I had on my farm and tried to maintain them. I have a Pinterest board on barns and I think there are boards just for the "quilt" barns. I've always been interested in the different architecture of the barns too depending on location. Down here the barns are totally different than the ones up North. I think a lot in part due to the weather differences.

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  11. Oh Connie, I love the quilt barns too, love the picture.Blessings Francine.

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  12. Beautiful photo - of a beautiful spot. :)

    You might enjoy one of my barn photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mousleyka/8857622481

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    1. Those are some beauties especially the ones with nine squares!! Thanks

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  13. I have seen that barn before because I take that route often. I never knew there was a movement, but I am not a quilter. Interesting post!

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  14. Nice photo! I've never heard of "quilt barns" before. They obviously haven't made their way to the west coast.

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  15. As Karen51 noted, Shawano (pronounced sha no) County Wisconsin has around 300 quilt barns.
    The Chamber website has pictures of many of them.
    http://shawanocountry.com/shawanocountry/area+info/arts++culture/barn+quilts+of+shawano+country.asp

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    1. Hi Paul, Thanks for the link That is an impressive display of barn quilts! I bet it is fun to drive around in that county:)

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  16. Wonderful photo and info I never knew this of a quilt barn , Barns are still quite alive and running here in our part of Ontario Canada thankfully . I love farms and barns fields and such ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. I have seen some quilt barns in rural Oregon. I think it's wonderful.

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  18. I can't remember the name of the blogger, but there was one fellow who posted in Sunday Stills that took a lot of photos of quilt barns and did a post on them. Some amazing designs, and what a good idea.

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  19. Never heard of a quilt barn before. For those of us who do not know, what is the significance of a quilt barn? Why a "movement"?

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    1. Hi Jacqi, What began in Ohio with one woman and her idea spread to other states. It is a way to get people out and about in rural America, the barns are perfect place to display a quilt square most are large 8 x 8 foot wood blocks. Often times they are part of an art trail...the quilts are meant to be a comforting reminder of a simpler time. Many are painted and hung in honor of special people.

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  20. Such a pretty shot! Are you those real quilts on the barn or are they painted on?

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    1. Hi ladyfi, They are quilt patterns painted on 8 foot by 8 foot pieces of plywood :)

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  21. Thanks for explaining what a quilt barn is. I guess I should make a point of taking pictures of the barns around here before they are all gone. :-)

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  22. I agree it is so sad to see so many barns disappear or end up in disrepair!

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  23. I've seen that barn but I didn't know the painted quilt square was part of something bigger. I love old barns and I think I will have to look into finding some more with quilt squares.

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  24. Not much prettier than those tidy WI farms :-).

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