Help us Stitch Together the Middle Branch Quilt Trail and connect to our Vermont neighbors!
Take a drive through Chelsea or the back roads of Franklin County and you might notice what looks like quilts hanging on barns, silos, homes, general stores and maybe even an old tractor. These custom-made ‘Barn Quilts’ appearing across Vermont community by community are stitching together pieces of the Barn Quilt Trail.
Through the geometrical handiwork of Randolph artists Joan Feierabend, Marcia Hammond, Cherie Landi and Sarah Sprague, the East Valley Community is adding new additions to the trail every year. Here is a quilt of their own making!
Barn Quilts are a beautiful way to ‘wave’ at your neighbors and leave a trail of art in the valley. Whether you paint your own or have one made by a local village artist, they are a perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and yourself! If you have a barn, house or silo or any large surface on which to display a Barn Quilt, we want to hear from you. You can:
Paint Your Own Quilt: EVCG will provide the board (MDO plywood), sized, primed (4 coats), sealed and ready to paint. The sizes are House Tile 2’ x 2’ and Barn Quilt 4’ x 4’, and we ask that you make a minimum donation ($25 for House Tile or $50 for Barn Quilt) to cover the cost of the board and the paint.
♦ Collaborate with Village Artist
Collaborate with Village Artists: EVCG has local village artists waiting to help custom-make your Barn Quilt that celebrates your individuality and legacy. EVCG just asks you give a donation of your choice to EVCG’s Community Fund. The suggested donations are:
House Tile 2′ x 2′ – $125.00
Barn Quilt 4′ x 4′ – $250.00
Getting started is simple. To collaborate, just email Marcia Hammond or Joan Feierabend and they’ll help you start stitching things together! Or, be a part of your neighbor’s quilt with a financial contribution to assist EVCG in purchasing wood tiles, paint & primer.
East Valley Community Group LTD. c/o Allison Belisle, Treasurer, P.O. Box 408, Brookfield, VT 05036