Barn Quilts of Carver County - Look Around They Are Popping Up Everywhere- Maybe One for Your Barn?
Historic structures left to deteriorate are slowly becoming more and more of our past than our present. However, there appears to be a renaissance movement in counties throughout the country including Minnesota to save and restore these historic structures. And, a heart-felt movement to use these historic structures as pastoral canvases: barn quilts. Through historic societies and grassroots organizations, barn quilts are popping up throughout counties across the country. A melding of preservation, artists’ and restoration, families who own these farms the quilt becomes a part of a family history.
The Barn Quilt Tour Group on October 27, 2012
|The Barn Quilt Tour, that is me the short one second on the left next to Suzanne!|
The Dree Dairy Farm was our next stop. This Barn Quilt is the Hopscotch. The barn is from the 1950’s Original Pine trees Public Art.
Barn number four was the Miller Barn, one of the oldest barns on the tour. The foundation is made of stone. The design for this quilt is the Monkey Wrench. Myra Miller says that people stop from everywhere. Myra had a group of artists stop at her barn. Jim Henley, an artist from St, Paul, gave her a painting of her barn. To say she was thrilled was an understatement!
Pick up a brochure at Carver County Historic Society, 555 West First Street, Waconia, MN or access Barn Quilts of Carver County online and discover again, the creativity, artistry and passion that can be found in our county!