Another advantage of travel—a chance to view Quilt Barn squares. Today’s Quilt Trail adventure took my husband and me through middle TN via Lynchburg. www.lynchburgtn.com/default.html –home of Jack Daniels, but we didn’t opt for a tour of the distillery or the TN Walking Horse Museum. Instead, we strolled along the town square to a craft consignment store. They offered locally crafted quilts, knitting, and lovely embroidery. I hope to set up a book signing there during Lynchburg’s 2011 Spring in the Hollow event. (Watch my Events page to see if that opportunity works out) I couldn’t resist a stop at Nina’s Taste of TN http://www.ninastasteoftennessee.com/ for a sample of homemade fudge…laced with Jack Daniels of course.
The Quilt Barns we found aren’t listed in the Appalachian Quilt Trail http://www.vacationaqt.com/ brochure. I heard about them from the owners of Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast www.lanierbb.com/ during our last TN Quilt Trail trip. I can’t give quilt block names so help me conduct some research. If you quilters out there can name the blocks please comment. Mulberry Cottage had a block with four hearts. The Tipps Farm’s old log cabin, complete with a blue porch swing, rocking chairs, and a colorful quilt square, was especially interesting. I’d love to know more of the history behind that location and quilt square—no one available to educate us. The Bedford Barn offered a picturesque rural setting. At Bivens Farm near Fayetteville, we found Ezekiel’s Will, also known as Crown of Thorns, along a busy main road. The owner has provided a nice pull off drive so tourist can view the square.
Lovely fall weather, friendly people, and Quilt Barn Squares added to my Photo Gallery made for a wonderful day. I’ll post pictures here on the blog too. Can you help me give these squares their missing identity? It could earn you a copy of Grow Old With Me.