Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not all quilts are fabric - Kankakee

In the fall of 2010, my husband and I toured the Kankakee County barn quilts.  I saw a picture of one in a calendar, looked them up online and we were off.  (Stopping for lunch and pie at Blue's Cafe!)
Before you look at some of my favorite photos from that trip, here's the link if you want to drive around and do your own tour.  Information on the Barn Quilts

There is a tour next month but you can just drive your own car!

I loved taking pictures, I took a long view and a close up of each barn.  I then used the pictures to create note cards.  I had ten different note cards and got ten of each.  That made ten sets, four of which I kept.

The other six sets, I gave away as presents.  People really liked them.   I made little draw string padded bags to put the cards in which you could use to store your portable GPS in when all the cards were gone.

Here are the bags with the cards inside.

I also reviewed the trail on my Yelp account.  Here is a link to that.  My review of Barn Quilt trail

What's that you say?  You are also interested in the pie?  I would be, too!  In fact, I need to go back there and get more pie!  Blue's cafe

Isn't quilting the best hobby?  It gives you a chance to travel, take pictures and create presents.

Oh, and eat pie!


  1. That was a fun way to spend a Saturday with you. Not to mention the great pie.


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