Green County Barn Quilts - Whirligig
In Wisconsin, United States
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The Green County Barn Quilts project started in 2008, and by the end of 2010 the 100th barn quilt was installed. Barn quilts are painted wooden squares (designed like one block of a real quilt pattern), generally 8 x 8 feet in size. Some are located on "working" barns, and others are displayed on "retired" barns. It's not as challenging as geocaching, but hunting for the barn quilt locations is a true adventure in experiencing the roads less traveled of the Green County countryside.
This farmstead barn at the Pleasant View Complex once housed the county-owned dairy herd. The barn has a Dutch Gambrel roof. Pleasant View was the original "county farm" and for many years served as the home to the indigent, the elderly, and the mentally handicapped. The farm covered more than 300 acres; it was virtually a self-sustaining farm complete with a dairy herd, chickens, vegetable gardens, and crop land, orchards. Residents worked in the bakery, the laundry, the kitchen, and the barn. They canned vegetables, and made their own butter. The pattern "Whirligig" is reminiscent of a windmill."
Visit this quilt's web page at Green County Barns Quilts.
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Last Updated: on 4/20/2014 10:14:20 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:14 PM GMT)
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