I live in the hamlet of Huntersland, in Schoharie County. Last August, the area was devastated by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Ginny thought starting a trail here would help heal the community. I agree! So, the first quilt block in Schoharie County will be installed at my place.
Ginny's husband, Bill, has done a tremendous amount of work in assembling the sign-grade plywood and framing it and priming it, so I could start painting.
Naturally, I wanted a crazy quilt block. Had to be!! I used an antique block design that I had in my collection of Victorian ephemera. Many years ago, I embroidered (by hand, of course) this quilt block. See the images above. I decided this would be a lovely, if somewhat complex, design to paint for the Quilt Barn Trail. I just finished applying the base coats of paint. This coming week I will add the floral motifs and seam stitchery in paint.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause...the wood, paint, framing, etc costs a few hundred dollars per block! Go to https://www.facebook.com/schohariecounty.quiltbarntrail and message Sharon or Ginny there. You could also order a mailbox cover to show your support!