Evaul House Wears New Quilt

I’m thrilled with the new addition to our house.

Yes, Barn Quilts can grace homes too. I’d love to be on a real Quilt Barn Trail but there isn’t one in our immediate area. Don’t you love the beautiful 2 x 2 Carpenter’s Wheel painted by Cora Stroud and Marsha Cornelius? Cora teaches quilt barn painting classes at the Taproot Artisans Studio in Harmony, NC.

I’m grateful Marsha wanted to celebrate my book by giving me the block depicted on the cover of “Grow Old With Me.”



Our 1900 American Foursquare style home seems a fitting place to hang a quilt square. It is, afterall, a piece of Soddy Daisy history from the days when the coal mines thrived in the hills near our house.

We recently had to remodel the back third of the house due to storm damage. It’s nice to celebrate the renovation with the hanging of our Carpenter’s Wheel block since it also relates to the changes.

The house makeover isn’t finished – another fitting reminder that God hasn’t completed the work He began in us.