Barn Quilts of Grundy County, Iowa

Author Visits Grundy County Barn Quilts
June 18, 2009, 2:56 PM
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On Wednesday, June 17, Suzi Parron, an Ohio University Press commissioned author, joined us for discussion and reminiscing about the Barn Quilts of Grundy County.  She is traveling around the country and visiting many barn quilt project sites.  Her book will touch on how the projects have improved tourism in areas, will include stories from actual quilt block owners, individual county/state project information, photos and much more!  I really don’t know where to begin with what will be included in her book – but we are very pleased to met Suzi and had the chance to tell our story – the story of “Iowa’s Original Barn Quilt Project – Barn Quilts of Grundy County.”  Many of my Board of Directors, past sponsors and a few quilt block owners were present and all had the chance to tell their story.  It was interesting to hear the upbeat and positive feelings these people have when talking about the project and how proud they are to be involved with it!  If you’d like to read about Suzi and her travels while writing this book, check out her blog at

A shot of some who attended the Barn Quilt meeting with Suzi Parron.

A shot of some who attended the Barn Quilt meeting with Suzi Parron.


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Thanks for much for inviting me to visit with you and allowing me to share your stories. One correction–the blog you list is for a wonderful guy in North Carolina who follows the barn quilt news. His is a great source of information.

If you would like to read about my travels, my blog is The name was chosen because the book’s title is Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

I am enjoying my time in Iowa and look forward to visiting again once the book is published.

Comment by Suzi Parron

I’m often searching for brandnew posts in the net about this matter. Thanks!

Comment by geriultmesger

Author Visits Grundy County Barn Quilts .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

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