Black and White Star on the Stender barn

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This photo begins a series of photos of the Door County, Wisconsin, barn quilt project. The idea is to honour both the farm families (who own the barns) and the traditional art of making quilts (bedcovers made of cloth), The barn quilts are made of wood, with (usually) traditional quilt patterns painted onto them. I have now photographed all those that are currently in place and that are on private property. By next summer, there will be at least a few more.

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Comments (7)

Daniela Brocca on September 22, 2012

Another interesting set, Marilyn. I wonder at the great fantasy of the owners. Maybe there is a graphic study that does it for them ;-) Cheers, Dany

Marilyn Whiteley on September 22, 2012

How did you find them so fast, Dany? The ink is barely dry on the computer screen ;-)

Most if not all of these are traditional quilt patterns, though it is also a tradition for people to change them a bit however they wish. Of course they're usually made of cloth, many squares of the same pattern for a bed cover. Painting them on wood does give people more room for fantasy.

Cheers, Marilyn

Daniela Brocca on September 22, 2012

I use Google Reader, Marilyn,it's a feed that shows all the news in any site or page I want to see, once I add the address. I use it only for Panoramio friends and some blogs. And yes, you were still writing, because there were no titles ;-) A nice tradition, that of the bed covers. Dany

Roman Zázvorka on September 22, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Fantastic landscape and cottage with starThey deserve LIKE. Have a nice day from the Czech Republic. Roman

Mircea_RAICU on September 30, 2012

Nice image , looks great !
Regards , Mircea R.

r.w. dawson on October 1, 2012

Nice collection of photos with quilt patterns.

Bruce MacIver on October 6, 2012

Great job capturing all these barn quilts, Marilyn . . . also like the fall colors, too!


Greetings from California, Bruce

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 22, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2012/09/11 16:12:38
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash