We were able to put our barn quilts together very quickly once we got around to starting them. It took only two days as most of our adult children were home, and joined in the fun, with both advice and labour. We were married in 1979 and started farming here, milking cows and in due course raising our four children. When our older son went off to university he had a serious conversation with us, saying, “Mom and Dad, I don’t think you know how much I’m doing around here, and I don’t think you are going to be able to do the work without me. You are going to have to sell the cows.” We never did find out just how much he was doing, but we did sell the cows that August, and have been cash cropping ever since, and hope to continue for some time to come. We made the quilts because we enjoyed seeing so many as we drove around Huron County this summer, and decided we should try our hand at it. We no longer have a bank barn, but we do have a shed with a long wall towards the road, and thought it might hold a sampler of patterns. That meant we didn’t have to choose just one.
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Art & Jenny Versteeg
45202 Creamery RD, Gorrie, ON
Latitude : 43.83542 Longitude : -81.02983