Monday, January 10, 2011

Barn Charm - Tillamook County, Oregon

On our recent trip to Oregon, I noticed several barns with quilt-like squares on them. I wasn't able to get very good pictures. In researching more into this, I found the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. It is a relatively recent undertaking to identify and mark historic barns and structures in Tillamook County. Clever idea!



Trisha at Bluff Area Daily hosts Barn Charm each week. Click on the icon above to visit other barns or to share one of yours!

11 comments:

EG Wow said...

Seems like a great way to mark historic barns! I have seen barns in New York State with quilt squares on them too but I don't know if they have the squares for the same reason. And someone in Ohio (Sorry, I cannot remember who) has posted some barns with quilt squares on them. I like the idea.

Buck said...

That IS very clever! Yes, in New York, some barns (particularly Amish barns) have signs (I hesitate to call them decorations!) like this. But they are a hundred years old and more...

Elaine said...

Beautiful barns, and the quilt squares just add to their charm. The roofline on the two of these give them a lot of character.

Rebecca said...

I agree with Elaine...the squares just add to the barn charm.

Springman said...

I love the barn art! You have some creative folk around there!

Tricia said...

That IS a clever idea... beautiful barns! =)

Diana (Di) said...

Hello Sally, beautiful, and had no idea of the quilts. Perhaps we may have to spend more time in WA. ;)

Loved your posts on your Oregon travels and happy you got to spend some time. We do believe this coastline is as pretty as any on the west coast, especially starting north of Florence.

Happy New Year!

Gaelyn said...

It's a great idea, but I think the first barn could have had a different or better blending quilt pattern.

SouthernSass said...

That is a very cool way to mark historic buildings. Great photos!

Wendy said...

Hello Sally from WA!!! I'm your neighbor across the mountains! Love your Tillamook barns (and I love their cheese, icecream, yoghurt, etc!) Your trip on the Oregon coast is very beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

I lived and taught school in Tillamook in the late 60's, but the quilt markers are new. Lots of great barns there!