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New Spring Barn Quilts

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New Spring Barn Quilts

The colors of spring are beginning to burst around our mountains which have inspired two new spring barn quilts for 2022.  The Plum Creek and Carolina Lily Barn Quilts are painted with our vintage paint collection, Prairie Paints.  Available in many sizes with framing options make these perfect for outdoors, front porches and homes.  Plum Creek Barn Quilt The Plum Creek Barn Quilt was inspired by the colors that line the creek bed of our mountain home. Beautiful deep plums, soft neutrals.  So pretty together.  It comes without a frame, painted on reclaimed wood and sealed for indoor or outdoor use.  Frames...

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How to Paint a Barn Quilt

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How to Paint a Barn Quilt

If you have ever wanted to attend one of our in-person How to Paint a Barn Quilt Classes but live too far away, you will be so happy to know that we are offering our first live Zoom How to Paint a Barn Quilt Class on April 9th! This class will be online on Zoom and added to our growing YouTube Channel.   In the class as will be teaching all of our best techniques for painting a barn quilt that has the perfectly vintage look that sets us apart from other barn quilt painters.  We will cover everything form A to Z with...

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Irish Chain Barn Quilt

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Irish Chain Barn Quilt

One of our most requested original designs is the Irish Chain Barn Quilt.  We designed this quilt years ago for a family in the midwest to honor their ancestors and their journey to America and now it is back in The Shop! The greens were for the colors of Ireland.  The four leafed clover in the center was the hope of good luck and blessings and the blue points of the star were the waters that brought them here.  I loved designing this pattern for them, and I am so happy to have it back for you to enjoy as well....

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Blue Willow Broken Dishes Barn Quilt

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Blue Willow Broken Dishes Barn Quilt

When I was fifteen I went to my first estate sale in New York.  It was an old farmhouse and I loved sifting through old stuff even then.  I bought three candle sticks wood (still have them) and a set of Blue Willow Dishes.  In all my moves across country,  I kept them in a trunk waiting for the day I could use them in my own home.   Blue Willow Broken Dishes Barn Quilt   January's quilt of the month is Broken Dishes.  We've sewn is in red and pink, painted it in our Prairie Paints Rooster Red and the...

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New Moonbeams & Cabin Dream Quilts

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New Moonbeams & Cabin Dream Quilts

Whenever I am asked what barn quilt is my favorite, I have a difficult answering.  So many of our designs come from the heart, a story, a family legacy.  Those designs take on the life and love of the client's story.  For me personally, my favorite is the Moonbeams & Cabin Dreams Collection.     It is the story of family's experiences in homesteading the Nebraska plains in the late 1800's and the 1900's prior to the Dustbowl and Great Depression.  Their stories have been published in the history of Nebraska along with the settlers that settled those empty plains.  Their...

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