Barn Quilt Presentation
Suzi Parron will give a presentation about the barn quilt movement on Saturday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Marshalltown Public Library’s community meeting rooms.
Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008. She documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her 2012 book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement;” her second book, “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” was published in May of 2016.
In her talk, Suzi will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
Suzi will share the origins of the barn quilt trail in Iowa and some of her favorite stories from our state.
The program is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.
Suzi will have books on hand for sale and signing after the presentation.
Questions, or want more information? Call the library’s Information Desk at 641-754-5738.