Thursday, August 3, 2017

Any Time Now . . .



Be on the lookout for the September issue
of American Quilter magazine.

WHY??

The Secret Society of Barn Builder's
amazingly wonderful gallery barns
from BUILD-A-BARN
are featured in this issue!

Be sure to read pages 80-83.

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SO EXCITING!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SSOBB Quilts and AQ Magazine - BIG News!

SSOBB quilt tops pinned on my design wall - early 2015


Remember the SSOBB gallery quilts?


THEY WILL BE FEATURED IN
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 
OF AQ MAGAZINE!

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To celebrate,
please take a fun photo of the page 
with your favorite SSOBB barn
and post it on Instagram using the hashtag
#freepiecedbarnproject

(selfies and on location shots are encouraged)



Monday, July 10, 2017

Lori's Ohio Barn Photos

Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D. 



recently spent some time in Ohio.

She shared three blog posts
loaded with photos including LOTS of barns.

Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D.


THIS ONE featured the Ashtabula Barn Quilt Trail
with ever so many photos of inspiring barns.

THIS ONE featured more information on the barn quilt trail
including a link to their database of barn quilts.

and THIS ONE featured quilts, buildings, and barns.


Photo of Ohio barn taken by Lori D.


Have YOU built a free pieced barn?

If so, please email me a photo.

We all enjoy seeing work  inspired by BUILD A BARN!




Monday, July 3, 2017

Lynne Begins to Build a Barn



SSOBB Charter Member Lynne Tyler
recently visited her brother in Colorado.

The photo above is his barn.

Lynne has plans to free piece his barn --

And while you are on her blog,
you should scroll back through the last several posts
to see lots more photos from her trip.

And, if you happen to live in New England,
Lynne will be teaching a free pieced barn class
at Quilted Threads in July.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Carol's Recent Farm/Barn Post


Photo by Carol E.

In case you missed it,
to read Carol's recent post
about visiting two of her family's farms.

There are some really good barn photos
that just might inspire you.


double click to supersize photo


Carol's free pieced barn quilt was donated to a group
that does cleft palate surgeries.

She recently spotted it in this photo taken in a clinic in Tanzania.

How cool is that?!?!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Marlene's Peach Farm Barn



Marlene was one of my students at The Folk School last April.

Due to outside commitments,
she had to miss two days of class
so she took her partially-constructed second barn
home and worked on it during the evenings.

When she returned for our final half-day session,
she was unhappy about the way her barn's upper story
didn't line up correctly necessitating the chopping-off of her 
marvelous (small!) pieced haymow sign block.




I kept thinking about her dilemma as we drove home,
completely understanding her disappointment with the finished block.

Except - was it really finished?

The next day I called her and suggested that she unstitch a few seams
so she could remove the chopped off segment
and replace it with something else before re-assembling the block.




Just recently she sent me this late-at-night photo
of her newly updated barn block.

Well done, Marlene!

I love your bold winter barn under that fabulous night sky.


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Note to all free piecers:

You are  never really done until you are happy with the results.

You can ALWAYS take it apart and make changes
so that you are happy with your work.

Be brave - take it out and do it over!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

See Rock City Visits New Hampshire


Photo by Lynne Tyler


SEE ROCK CITY is currently on display 
at Quilted Threads in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Lynne Tyler teaches there on a regular basis.

Yesterday she taught a free pieced barn class.

She also took SEE ROCK CITY outdoors
to get some on-location beauty shots.

She took some fabulous photos!

CLICK HERE to see for yourself!