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For the second time in just a few months, the Barn Quilts of Grundy County project was highlighted on a local television station. One of Eastern Iowa’s news stations, KWWL, inquired about doing a piece on our project for their “Your Eastern Iowa” segment. KWWL meteorologist, Jeff Kennedy and camera man came through Grundy County last week and I took them around to quite a few quilt block locations. They interviewed me as well as a barn owner that graciously decided to be on camera! I think she liked being on camera and interviewed by a local “celeb” more than she thought! Last evening the piece was aired on the 10 o’clock nightly news and here’s a link – http://www.kwwl.com - just go to videos on the site and you will find one for Grundy County Barn Quilts. Its fairly short, but most importantly, showcases our unique project and the beautiful quilt blocks we have.
I understand that you and many other travelers have seen other Barn Quilt projects in Iowa – yes there are over 35 counties in Iowa with the project now. We do not say we have the most quilt blocks, because we definitely do not, but we do pride ourselves in saying this is what Grundy County tourism is about. We ARE Iowa’s “Original” Barn Quilt Project and are proud to start such a phenomena in the state of Iowa! Congratulations to ALL Barn Quilt projects in Iowa – keep up the good work! And a big thanks to KWWL for helping us promote the project and make it visible to more people in Iowa!