Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: 9780804011389

Category: Art

Page: 244

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The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares writ large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron travels through twenty-nine states and two Canadian provinces to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn artists, committee members, and barn owners Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, registered quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred driving trails. With more than fifty full-color photographs, Parron documents a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040494

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.

Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.

Pennsylvania Quilt Barns

Author: R. Thomas Berner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781364312961

Category:

Page: N.A

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Photographs of quilt blocks on barns in Pennsylvania. Barns are the cathedrals of rural America and this book adds to that theme.

The Wisdom Trail

In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

Author: Janet Lieberman,Julie Hungar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105089

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An invitation to eavesdrop on a remarkable group of women who in their eighth and ninth decades reflect with candor and insight on the common threads in their well-lived lives The Wisdom Trail follows the life trajectories of extraordinary women, now in their seventies and eighties, who share to a remarkable extent a set of qualities that produced their successful lives. The vital women whose voices are captured in this book look back with well-earned perspective on the crises and opportunities, the decisions and accidents that marked their varied but ultimately satisfying paths. In listening to the lively and candid recollections of these women, Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar offer stories that have value for women and men alike. From the heyday of Good Housekeeping-the era of the silent majority-to World War II, when the absence of men at home set a new measure of independence for women, through the sexual revolution and the civil rights and women's movements, these women have accumulated powerful stories that address the essential facets of women's lives: family, work, and love. As Lieberman and Hungar lead readers along The Wisdom Trail, they identify a set of characteristics these women share that has relevance for men and women of all generations, and which make them worth pondering and reflecting on today. Flexible pragmatism gave them the ability to maneuver their way around constraints that at the time appeared insurmountable. Deep personal courage enabled them to leap into risky personal career decisions and face down bias at home and in the workplace. All of them displayed the love and care to form and nourish deeply satisfying relationships. Their capstone quality was a lifetime commitment to serving the community and the world beyond. The Wisdom Trail is a journey into a world where women share their triumphs and their tragedies with equal parts generosity and instruction. It is also an examination of the arc of American life-from hardship to boon years-and the effect that has had on the character of women and their families. The value of the lessons contained in The Wisdom Trail is perhaps never more useful than it is today as women continue to struggle with balancing work and home and all Americans face the challenge of doing more with less.

Minnesota Quilts

Creating Connections with Our Past

Author: N.A

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 191

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Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past is a unique treasury of exceptional quilts, fascinating quilters, and their stories from the Minnesota Quilt Project, whose members traveled the state for nearly twenty years, photographing and documenting quilts and interviewing quiltmakers. The result is a collection as varied and expressive as the makers themselves. From early pioneer days to the 1970s, these quilts, showcased in glorious full-color photographs, span a significant era of Minnesota and reflect our distinctive heritage. Whether you’re a quilter or someone who has a love of quilts and their history, this collection of Minnesota’s extraordinary patchworks will help you create connections with your past.

Chasing Chiles

Hot Spots along the Pepper Trail

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan,Kraig Kraft,Kurt Michael Friese

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583750

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Chasing Chiles looks at both the future of place-based foods and the effects of climate change on agriculture through the lens of the chile pepper-from the farmers who cultivate this iconic crop to the cuisines and cultural traditions in which peppers play a huge role. Why chile peppers? Both a spice and a vegetable, chile peppers have captivated imaginations and taste buds for thousands of years. Native to Mesoamerica and the New World, chiles are currently grown on every continent, since their relatively recent introduction to Europe (in the early 1500s via Christopher Columbus). Chiles are delicious, dynamic, and very diverse-they have been rapidly adopted, adapted, and assimilated into numerous world cuisines, and while malleable to a degree, certain heirloom varieties are deeply tied to place and culture-but now accelerating climate change may be scrambling their terroir. Over a year-long journey, three pepper-loving gastronauts-an agroecologist, a chef, and an ethnobotanist-set out to find the real stories of America's rarest heirloom chile varieties, and learn about the changing climate from farmers and other people who live by the pepper, and who, lately, have been adapting to shifting growing conditions and weather patterns. They put a face on an issue that has been made far too abstract for our own good. Chasing Chiles is not your archetypal book about climate change, with facts and computer models delivered by a distant narrator. On the contrary, these three dedicated chileheads look and listen, sit down to eat, and get stories and recipes from on the ground-in farmers' fields, local cafes, and the desert-scrub hillsides across North America. From the Sonoran Desert to Santa Fe and St. Augustine (the two oldest cities in the U.S.), from the marshes of Avery Island in Cajun Louisiana to the thin limestone soils of the Yucatan, this book looks at how and why climate change will continue to affect our palates and our producers, and how it already has.

Quilt Block on American Barns

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776403

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

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"Diana created a warm, down-home country feeling with her choice of Kansas Trouble fabrics by Moda. Her quilt fulfills a drem of driving down country roads in America's heartland. It's perfect to snuggle under by the fireplace on a cold winter day"--Page 4 of cover.

Barn Quilts

Inspirational Adult Coloring Book

Author: Marian Parsons,Majestic Expressions

Publisher: Majestic Expressions

ISBN: 9781424553976

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 112

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Relax. Refresh. Renew. Life is full of demands. Appointments, deadlines, obligations, and constant digital chatter occupy every moment and build a mountain of unhealthy stress and tension. Research shows that coloring can be an effective stress reducer, but true rest and peace are found in God. Inspirational adult coloring books by Majestic Expressions incorporate these two ideas in one beautifully illustrated book. Inspired by the Barn Quilt popularity and many Barn Quilt Trails surfacing around the US, this coloring book features barn quilt patterns and pictures for you to color. It also includes Scriptures about the beauty of the earth, bounty, harvest, hard work, early morning, and creation. Color your own barn quilt and watch each picture come alive as you allow your creativity to flow freely, filling the intricate images with the beauty of color.

American Barn Quilt Coloring Book

Author: John H. Lettau

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533465122

Category:

Page: 100

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Today colorful barn quilts, "quilt blocks," can be found along many highways and rural back roads in the United States and Canada. The interest in this fast growing grassroots arts movement started not many years ago in Ohio and continues to grow daily as communities, social groups, and clubs see what barn quilts can do to promote tourism and interest in local heritage and history. Brilliant barn quilts, are displayed on barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings thoughout farm country and even in towns and cities. This book is an opportunity for you to create your own color design patterns as you relax and enjoy this current coloring book fad. Barn Quilt Projects are usually supported and organized to educate, promote, and celebrate the unique agricultural heritage of an area through the visual combination of barns and quilts. Barns are vital to the econonmic well-being of the rural community and the rural area. Handmade quilt provide warmth, beauty, and an outlet for individual artisitic expression. Plus, tourism is an important part of barn quilt projects. Have fun coloring 48 different barn quilt blocks found around the United States.

An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery

Author: Rachel May

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177478X

Category: History

Page: 384

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Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England—and the humanity behind it. When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of back-breaking fieldwork on plantations. We don’t think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and domestic slaves. Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, May opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers with the dates 1798, 1808, and 1813, the words “shuger,” “rum,” “casks,” and “West Indies,” repeated over and over, along with “friendship,” “kindness,” “government,” and “incident.” The quilt top sent her on a journey to piece together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba—the enslaved women behind the quilt—and their owner, Susan Crouch. May brilliantly stitches together the often-silenced legacy of slavery by revealing the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. Beautifully written and richly imagined, An American Quilt is a luminous historical examination and an appreciation of a craft that provides such a tactile connection to the past.

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook

Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

Author: Tieghan Gerard

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553496395

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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The blogger behind "Half Baked Harvest," shares over one hundred and twenty-five recipes for dishes that include pan-fried feta with thyme and greek marinated olives, steak shawarma bowls, and gooey chocolate coconut caramel bars.

The Trouble with Babies

Author: Claudia Mills

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038539165X

Category: Aunts

Page: 192

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"Ten-year-old scientist Nora Alpers struggles with becoming an aunt and competing in her school science fair."--

Hidden in Plain View

A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Author: Jacqueline L. Tobin,Raymond G. Dobard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307790568

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold—and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew—Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story. With a new afterword. Illlustrations and photographs throughout, including a full-color photo insert.

Unbelievable

My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Author: Katy Tur

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062684949

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?

Civil War Legacies IV

14 Time-Honored Quilts for Reproduction Fabrics

Author: Carol Hopkins

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Love fabrics inspired by the Civil War era? Save every scrap? Carol Hopkins applauds you--she saves every scrap too! In this fourth book from her "Civil War Legacies" series, you'll find a collection of small, spectacular quilts where every scrap you save can shine. Make a quilt honoring the Blue and Gray Trail; choose a stunning tribute to the woman who established the American Red Cross; stitch a sampler chock-full of charming Basket blocks. Along with 14 of Carol's exquisite designs to make step by step, you'll enjoy reading little-known facts about the Civil War and Carol's stories about how each stunning little quilt came to be.

Farmworker's Daughter

Growing Up Mexican in America

Author: Rose Castillo Guilbault

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 9781597140348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

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A coming-of-age memoir told through the often unheard voice of a Mexican immigrant girl. Farmworker's Daughter presents an intimate, inspiring view of the immigrant experience from a distinctly female and bicultural perspective.