Barn quilts of Carver County
Artwork on a Carver County barn is featured in the newly released book “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” by Suzi Parron, which highlights barn quilts from across the U.S.
The barn, which features a pattern titled “Triple Tulips,” is owned by Janet Fahey, who lives in Norwood Young America.
On a historic property just north of the Cologne, the tulips stand as a symbol of Fahey’s Dutch heritage. She can trace her family’s history back over 150 years, to when her family immigrated to the U.S. from The Netherlands in 1863. They came over from a small town of Echt in Holland, and made their way to Carver County.
Donna Sue Groves originally conceived the barn quilt trail concept in 2001. She worked with her Ohio community to create the first quilt trail to honor her mother, thus inspiring a movement. The movement came to Carver County in 2011, and now, thousands of barns across the United States feature quilt patterns.