A few weeks ago I went through several old quilt magazines. One of the things I found was ads for then “new” books. The local public library did not have them but was able to get them through inter-library loan. I hope you have this service at your library and utilize it for getting books you are interested in. This is how I got three quilt books, one of them about Barn Quilt Trails.

Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts & the American Quilt Trail Movement

By Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves. Published by Swallow Press 2012.

Over 200 pages of color photos, the history of the barn quilt trail movement, and several states lists of barn quilts. I found it to be a fun book and enjoyed learning more about the quilt trails found in various states.

I may see if I can find a good used copy of this book to add to my personal quilt book library.

There is a barn quilt trail in Gibson County, IN that I am hoping to drive this spring once the weather warms up. If I can work it into my schedule, I will post about it.

Log Cabin Fever

Log Cabin Fever: Innovative Designs for Traditional Quilts

By Evelyn Sloppy. Published by That Patchwork Place 2002.

Ninety pages of color photos and unusual designs that incorporate the traditional log cabin block. I love some of the design names: Heartstrings, Apple Crisp, Liberty Logs, Bears Need Homes Too. There are 11 designs in the book.

Lizzie's Legacy Quilts

Lizzie’s Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal

By Betsy Chutchian. Published by Kansas City Star Books 2013.

Ninety pages of colorful photos, actual family history of Lizzie, and great antique looking patterns to make your own antique looking quilts.

The five chapters are broken into Kindred Friendship, Doing Chores, Comfort, Grasshoppers and Flies and Fleas and Butterflies and Bees, and Passing Time. The quilts are 18″ x 18″ to not quite full size, but could be adjusted for your pleasure.

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6 thoughts on “BARN QUILT TRAILS & MORE

  1. Thank you for the sensible critique of the barn quilt trails. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a day trip for this. We got a book from our local library, but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such fantastic info being shared.

  2. I have looked at buying this book prior to seeing this post. Instead I utilized our inter library loan system and got the book to read first. Great book – I ordered it. Thanks for suggesting this book and a great way to find out if the book is worth adding to quilt book library.

    1. You are so welcome. I use our inter library loan system a lot and have found it to be a great way to check out quilt books before spending money on them. Enjoy your new purchase.

  3. I just ordered the Barn Quilt book through my library. Thanks for sharing this title. I can’t wait to get read it.

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