Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quilt Block Trails

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Example of North Carolina Quilt Trail"][/caption]

I am super excited to announce that my community is beginning its very own Quilt Block Trail.  Not heard of it before?  Neither had I, but they exist in 30 states (now add Louisiana, please!) and 2 Canadian provinces.  Begun by Donna Sue Groves, an Ohio resident, to honor her mom's memory, these large Quilt blocks are applied to barns, buildings and residential homes.  Simply, the blocks, representing or interpreting a historical quilting block, are painted on board and applied (usually bolted) to the structure.  Suddenly a very private art of Quilt Making becomes a public art to be appreciate and admired and together these blocks link a community.  I hope to add my own quilt block in the coming weeks but here are a couple that have been installed in my town of Ponchatoula, LA.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="272" caption="Quilt Block at the Clay Station - Ponchatoula, LA"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="272" caption="Quilt Block from Waterman Law Office - Ponchatoula, LA"][/caption]

--Lisa LeBlanc

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