Variations on a Theme: Barn Art

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Driving along a Northern Michigan country road, I not only saw an adorable mailbox and whirligig, but I also saw a beautiful barn with a quilt block painted on it. Since I recently learned about barn quilts during a lecture at my quilt guild, I was thrilled to see one in person.cm-michigan-barn-quiltfotor

This wasn’t the first barn quilt I had ever seen though.

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Last summer I saw a barn with quilt blocks painted on it in Oregon, but I didn’t know at the time this was a movement in rural communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.  I just thought I was looking at a really cool thing for someone to do- which of course it is!

Stay tuned for more art on very large canvases- buildings!

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