Archive for February, 2010

Blazing Star

February 24, 2010

This morning our painting site had a visit from barn owner Garth Schmidt (almost 92) and his daughter to see the quilt blocks that will go on his barn. An 8×8 block will face the US131 freeway, and a 4×4 block will face the side road and the front of the house so Mr. Schmidt can see it. This is a centennial farm, owned by the same family since 1863. The quilt block design is taken from a quilt that Mr. Schmidt’s late wife had made several years ago.

#4 is painted and waiting for spring

February 19, 2010

We finished painting the fourth barn block which will actually be mounted on Kettunen Center, which is the 4-H leader training facility and conference center near Tustin, MI. West Michigan Quilt Guild www.wmqg.org sponsored the block, and some of the members were at Kettunen for a retreat and got to help with the painting. The block will be mounted in the spring. Too much snow and cold now.