BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

This is about the time JG and I go to the national quilt show in Paducah, KY. Much to our frustration, it was canceled for the second year thanks to a certain virus. We decided to do a quilt related event of our own. Yesterday we drove part of the the Barn Quilt Trail of Gibson County, IN.

Photos in no order – Enjoy the Barn Quilts:

Barn quilt in garden
In the garden at Lyles Station Consolidated School Museum

We started at her home in Princeton, IN and just loosely followed state roads 64 and 65. Some of the barn quilts we really had to look for, and some were very obvious. They were located on barns, businesses, a covered bridge, houses, and gardens.

It was a beautiful day. All kinds of flowers blooming, farmers working in fields, and the perfect temperature of this kind of excursion. Great way to spend the day.

Sullivan's Grocery & Deli
Sullivan’s Grocery & Deli in Union, IN – great place to have lunch. I had chicken strips and they were great.
BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY
Watermelon barn quilt
Corn & beans block
Corn & Beans block on a seed company
BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY
Kolb Homestead Farm
Kolb Homestead Farm
Wedding ring block
Flag quilt block
BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY
Hands All Around block
Cross block
Nautical block
BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY
Wheeling Covered Bridge
Wheeling Covered Bridge
Barn quilt on side of Wheeling Covered Bridge
Barn quilt on side of Wheeling Covered Bridge

I am glad to see these wonderful pieces of art turning up in so many places. They are fun to look for as I drive around my own area. And to have so many in one area like this county is super fun as a quilter. Can I identify the block? Is the block a favorite of the structure owner or something that was easy to paint?

JG and I did not see anywhere close to all of them as we only drove one area of the Barn Quilt Trail of Gibson County. We thought we would try another area sometime in the future.

Fabric shopping

And no quilt related trip would be complete without fabric, right? On Saturday it was pouring down rain so we went to Daviess County, IN to visit two quilt shops we were familiar with: The Stitching Post and Wagler’s Quilts.

We found fabric “we just had to have” and spent more than we should have. However, if we had been shopping at the vendors at the quilt show in Paducah we would have spent far more. A good use of a rainy day since we could not do the Barn Quilt Trail of Gibson County, Indiana.

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

14 thoughts on “BARN QUILT TRAIL OF GIBSON COUNTY

  1. I live in southern ILL and did this barn quilt trail last month. Wonderful fall scenery. I decided to do this trail after reading your post about it in the spring. Thanks for sharing – this was so much fun. Keep sharing your quilt adventures with us readers – you are such an encouragement and show your love for quilting in every post.

    1. It is always fun for me to hear from other quilters who find my posts helpful and fun. I think you are the first one to tell me you did this barn quilt trail after reading my post on it. I am hoping to get to the area to do more of the trail…it was fun. Happy quilting.

  2. The quilt guild I belong to is planning on doing a long weekend trip next week to follow a couple barn quilt trails in the next state. I am so looking forward to it, especially after seeing this post. Thanks for sharing.

    1. The barn quilt trail was fun to follow. I had read about them, but not seen one myself which made this a really special event for me. Have a fun trip next weekend.

      Happy quilting.

  3. Hi, Neat post. What a fun idea. I don’t live in Indiana, but I am going to see what kind of quilt trails I can find close to me in Nebraska. Thanks so much.

    1. I think there are quilt trails all over the US now. Hope you can find one close to you – makes a fun way to get outside and do something quilt related. Safe travels and happy quilting.

  4. Great blog, stick with it! I don’t know anything about the Barn Quilt Trail history, but I really do enjoy them when I get a chance for a road trip. Thanks for sharing.

    1. This was the first time I really planned to do one, and followed a map around. It was fun, and I hope to do more of this one since it is fairly close and I only saw part of it.

      Glad you are enjoying this blog, thanks for being a reader.

      Happy quilting.

  5. I have been wanting to do this trail as a day trip, but in all the issues of the past year completely forgot about it. Thank you for reminding me. Looks like you had a really nice time.

  6. Looks like a great quilting adventure. I am a couple hours from there and am now inspired to take a day trip and drive the barn quilt trail in Gibson County, IN.
    Did you drive the entire trail or just a portion of it?

    1. We just drove the area between and around Princeton and Owensville. From the map on the website, we could make another day or two of exploring and finding these barn quilts. It was a really nice way to spend the day.

      Since you are close, it would be worth your time to drive part of it as well. Have fun, and happy quilting.

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