Green County Barn Quilts - Covered Bridge
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.
The farm has been in the family for more than 125 years. The location of the farm house was originally a hotel. The quilt pattern "Covered Bridge" was chosen in honor of Rebecca's grandfather. In the old days in winter time, his job was to haul snow onto the nearby Clarence Covered Bridge to allow horse-drawn sleds to pass through it (since the bridge was covered, the snow would not fall on the driving surface). A replica of this bridge is on the Sugar River State Trail.
Visit this quilt's web page at Green County Barns Quilts.
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Last Updated: on 9/1/2014 12:05:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:05 PM GMT)
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