The Pella Public Library will host a presentation about Barn Quilts on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. Suzi Parron, author of two books about barn quilts, will give an hour long presentation featuring over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy.
Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008. She documented over one thousand barn quilts, including hundreds from Iowa, 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. 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 have books on hand for sale and signing.
The program will be held in the Library Meeting Room. It is free and open to the public.