Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Il

Quilts are terrific for keeping you warm, decorating your walls and making your loved ones feel your affection.  I completely adore them.  When I found out a few years ago that they were also decorating old barns, I loved them even more.   Then I found out all the benefits of these barn quilts to the community!  Sold!  (Read about the benefits here.) I initially  purchased a screen saver of barn quilt photographs but I was itching to take my own pictures.  In the fall of 2010, my husband and I toured the Barn Quilts of Kankakee Country, Il.  (Don't worry, I go to Zombie movies with him, it all evens out.)  If you live near, you can plan your own trip with the help of their website.   If you go, try to have an early lunch at Blue's Cafe in Kankakee, the pie is a work of art!  Once you get the pictures, they make up into beautiful note cards or calendar illustrations.  If you don't live near Kankakee County, take a virtual tour of some of my favorites in my photo gallery of the Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Il.

If you liked this virtual tour, you might enjoy this one of Paducah, KY.  Want to see my latest ecard creations? Check out my Facebook page. Like the page and join the conversation! If you want to keep reading my blog, you can subscribe. To do so, type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. That's all, you're done. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

 

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    What do you do after retiring from 35 years of fulltime teaching Spanish and French? EVERYTHING! All those things I had just a bit of time to do I now have lots more time to do! I'm a part time Adjunct Spanish professor plus I quilt, sew, travel, swim, read, eat chocolate, bike a bit, walk some and then quilt and sew some more. And maybe eat a bit more chocolate.

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