Category Archives: Establishing a barn quilt trail
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join us at the barn quilt trail
CONFERENCE October 22 & 23, 2013
-Learn how to make a barn quilt-
-Learn how to make a barn quilt trail-
Project Background and Objectives
The goal of the Ontario Barn Quilt Trails project is to promote barn quilt trails throughout Ontario as a way to tell community stories. There will be a conference in October to share best practices and tools for implementing community barn quilt projects. The project will provide seed funding to a few communities to demonstrate how a project is put together.
Barn quilts are already popping up across Ontario. What is needed now is a powerful on-line map where (1) communities can register their barn quilts, (2) where appreciators can discover and read the stories that go with the barn quilts (and plan their trip to visit them), and (3) where businesses and organizations can help promote the barn quilt trails.
Barn quilts have proven to be powerful medium for communities to tell their stories. Museum curators across the five counties of Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Elgin established several trails in 2012. They discovered that barn quilts work at many levels: Read the rest of this entry
by Marie Williams-Gagnon, Transcript & Free Press, Hayter-Walden Publications
It was a week of recognition and appreciation for the barn quilt trails which are spreading through the countryside, spurred locally by an initial project in Wardsville.
Transcript & Free Press
Donna Sue Groves linked Mary Simpson up with Barb Gabriel near Arcadia, Ohio, for a visit in early December 2011. Barb has activated the community and lots of groups are stepping forward to design, paint, host, and pay for barn quilts. Barb enjoys the students who are painting in her garage. Watch her community project grow at http://hcohiobarnquilts.blogspot.com.
Thanks for the wonderful hospitality, Barb and Jim!