Barn Quilts of Grundy County, Iowa


New Day, New Tour Group!
June 8, 2009, 4:40 PM
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American Trust Bank Club - June 4, 2009 Tour

American Trust Bank Club - June 4, 2009 Tour

Yes, I just had another bus tour come through Grundy County.  On Thursday, June 4, a group of around 40 from the Dubuque, IA area met me for a day of touring the countryside and viewing over 15 quilt blocks on our journey.  From the beginning of the day, I knew this group was special!  Very nice people and extremely nice travel director, Joan Gibson!  (Thanks for bringing your people to Grundy County, Joan!)
We met at the Grundy County Heritage Welcome Center for rolls and coffee and then were off towards Wellsburg.  In Wellsburg we toured the Neessen House/Walters Collection, the Wells Hotel, viewed a quilt show by the “Knot Sew Perfect Piecers” and had some extra time to do a little shopping!  I was so happy with the group because everything went to schedule and timing!  I do believe the group enjoyed the Wellsburg stop.
Next, we traveled to Conrad where we had lunch at Carol’s Restaurant, Bakery & Inn and had time to do a little shopping….AGAIN!  Although there were a little stumbles in Conrad, all in all, it was a good stop and worth while!  After filling our bellies and for some, emptying their wallets, we headed off to Morrison where we stopped at the Grundy County Heritage Museum.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love this place! 

Some of the group looking through the replica General Store at the Morrison Museum.

Some of the group looking through the replica General Store at the Morrison Museum.

There is quite a bit to see in the Museum and always a great stop – even if you are limited on time.  The above photo of the group in front of the quilt block “Bear’s Paw” is in front of the Morrison Museum. 
After checking out the artifacts, miniature room, gift shop, replica barn, general store & pioneer home, it was time to head over to Reinbeck for an afternoon snack stop.  An ice cream sundae definitely hit the spot as we devoured the sweet treat in The Fountain on Main in Reinbeck!  mmm, hot fudge!  As some fed their sweet tooth, others wandered around Main Street to some of the local specialty shops.  And again, I saw more ladies boarding the bus with shopping bags! hmm, is there a common trend appearing here?! 
On our way back to the Grundy County Welcome Center, we viewed a couple more blocks and our goodbyes were made.  Thank you to Joan for bringing such a fun and friendly group to Grundy County to view the Barn Quilts!  Hope the group had a great day and will tell others to travel our way again!

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