(Not So) Speechless Sunday in Bristol Tn Va.....The Quilt Trail!

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(Not So) Speechless Sunday in Bristol Tn Va.....The Quilt Trail!

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I often run across a barn or two that have quilts displayed on them. They are normally barns that are still in really good shape. After some research, I found the history of these unique barns.  The quilt squares on barns were originally meant as a tribute to a loved one and also to attract people to the country side. It started with a woman from Ohio named Donna Groves, who in 2001, wanted to paint a quilt square on her barn in order to honor her mother.  Friends got together to paint and also envisioned a "trail of quilt barns". 

Farmers also saw the benefit of this as a great way to pull people in to realize the beauty of their land and to honor a quilting tradition so popular in colonial times.

 

Thus began the tradition of painting a quilt square pattern on the side of barns! If you get a chance start following the quilt trail....You'll be glad you diud!

This is just another one of those traditions I will honor and enjoy by bringing you more photos of these great images of time going by in the Bristol TN/VA area.

And Remember For All Of Your Real Estate Needs In The Bristol Tn Va and Surrounding Area....GoWithRobThomas.com

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Remember that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take ....but by the number of moments that take our breath away!

Have a great day!

Rob

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Kathy Streib
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Rob- I didn't know of this tradition but you can bet I'm going to look for them on our next road trip up north.

July 17, 2011 11:31 AM #6
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Rob, That is interesting!  It is also a lot of work, Great photo!  Have a great Sunday!

July 17, 2011 12:31 PM #7
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Maria Morton
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Rob, I've seen those quilt squares on barns; always liked them, never knew the story. Thanks!

July 17, 2011 02:32 PM #8
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Great bit of history to go with your great photos Rob. Nothing like the combination of quilts and barns in the country!

July 17, 2011 05:50 PM #9
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Judith Parker
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Hi Rob, very interesting barn.  It immediately reminded me of Amish country in Pennsylvania.  You see a lot of quilts and emblems like this.  Thanks for sharing!

July 17, 2011 08:26 PM #10
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Rob Thomas
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Thanks for the comments.....I really appreciate each one.....Thanks again!
Hope you have a great night! ---Rob

Go Vols!

July 17, 2011 08:39 PM #11
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A great looking quilt, Rob.

It is a very nice story of how it became about.

July 17, 2011 09:02 PM #12
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Rob:  You should visit the Quilt Museun in Lancaster, PA.

Blooming for you!

July 17, 2011 09:28 PM #13
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Rob,

That is a fantastic insight into Americana. Don't think I had heard of that before. :)

Steve

July 18, 2011 12:43 AM #14
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Rob Thomas
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Joshua.....Thanks!

Roy.....I bet it's awesome....Thanks!

Steve....Me either....Thanks!
Hope you have a great week! ---Rob

Go Vols!

July 18, 2011 05:51 AM #15
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Rob... thanks for sharing that great story and history. I have never seen a barn with a painted quilt on it before, so thanks for teaching me something new today. I've always been an admirer of the people who had the patience to make quilts, and by old barns too. The combination of the two is intriguing.

Now that I know the history behind the barn and the quilt, I'll keep my eyes open. What an impressive legacy to leave behind and understand. 

July 18, 2011 06:20 AM #16
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First time I heard of this. Very interesting. I too, say Go Vols!, as long as they beat everyone but the Gators!!

July 18, 2011 07:15 AM #17
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Rob, Great story I learned something this morning. Love the photo! Have a nice day!

July 18, 2011 07:58 AM #18
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There are lots of barns in NC that also have quilts painted on them too, Rob. They are so pretty.

July 18, 2011 08:43 AM #19
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Howdy and evening to you Rob

Rob,
this here sure is another mighty fine looking Barn photo. This Barn sure has a mighty fine quilt on it.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

July 18, 2011 11:38 PM #20
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Rob, as often as I visit my brother in Tennessee, I have never seen a barn with a quilt...I will start looking for them since I didn't know about this tradition. Thanks for the history of quilts on barns in TN.

July 19, 2011 12:36 AM #21
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Rob  That is interesting - inquisitive minds learn interesting things

July 19, 2011 01:57 PM #22
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Thanks for all the comments....I really appreciate you stopping by!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

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Rob,

Congratulations, this post is now featured in the AR Group "Americana."  :)

Steve

July 20, 2011 12:44 AM #25
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Steve.....Thanks!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

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