Barn Quilts
Travel some of America's country roads and you'll find a growing trend of barn
quilt displays:  barns displaying colorful painted quilt blocks.  In fact, there are
towns where these displays can be found everywhere, on public buildings and
private residences alike.  This has resulted in Quilt Trails, with local chambers
of commerce or quilting clubs supplying maps of locations of "quilted" barns and
buildings.  In my search for photos of barns with quilt art, I found examples in
the Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the country, with Ohio,
Wisconsin, Iowa, North Carolina and Kentucky outnumbering other states for
organized Quilt Trails.  -- Nancy
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that wasn't there before.  -- Doris W. Betts
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The more you reason, the less you create.  -- Raymond Chandler
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Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.  - Gail Sheehy
Rather than a matter of finding an idea, creativity is more
about allowing the idea to find you.  -- Maya Lin
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Happiness lies in the thrill of creative effort.  -- Franklin Roosevelt
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Sometimes we become so entangled in the mundane facts of our
lives that we forget about our creative nature.  -- Ann H. Alrich
Anything can happen.  That's the beauty of creating.  -- Ernie Harwell
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Don't ever forget that there's a light inside of you.  -- Judith Jamison
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Anyone can make the simple complicated.  Creativity is making the
complicated simple.  -- Charles Mingus
Creativity is a gift.  It doesn't come through if the air is cluttered.
-- John Lennon
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Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing
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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  -- Sylvia Plath
Each of us has capacities.  The trick is knowing the machinery of the boat
in which you are crossing the channel.  -- Joseph Campbell
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Truly creative minds have been known to survive any kind of bad
training.  -- Anna Freud
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What one can be, one must be.  -- Abraham Maslow
Photos on this page are courtesy of:
Quilting; On the Road with Janet; Barn Quilts of
Grundy County; Barn Quilts of Green County, Wisconsin;
and from Flickr Creative Commons: