(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!

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Rob

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If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling Property in the Bristol, Bluff City, Blountville, Piney Flats, Johnson City, Gray, Jonesborough, Abingdon, Kingsport, Elizabethton or anywhere in the Tri-Cities Tennessee-Virginia area---or if you would just like more information about our area then please give me a call at 423-341-6954, visit me at GoWithRobThomas or email me at RobThomas@GoWithRobThomas.com

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Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. 701 Bluff City Hwy Bristol, TN 37620

423-341-6954 or 423-217-0346

Information and Photos are the property of this author and are only opinions or personal views and may not be republished without the permission and written consent of Rob Thomas. The opinions and views are not guaranteed and may be based on information collected from several sources, and may be time sensitive, other comments, market reports and stats may be from MLS statistics. It is not necessarily representative of the views or opinions of Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc.  Information on properties for sale may have changed, expired, been withdrawn or may have been listed with Heritage Homes at Sixth Street Inc.  If posted prior to December 30, 2011. Go to www.GoWithRobThomas.com for current status.

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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.

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Rob  That is interesting - inquisitive minds learn interesting things

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Thanks for all the comments....I really appreciate you stopping by!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

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Rob,

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

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Steve.....Thanks!
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