Historic Carson House Barn Quilt

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Historic Carson House Barn Quilt

Col. John Carson was an Irishman who immigrated  to America in 1773 to start a new life and a new way of life.  What is now McDowell County was considered part of the American frontier.  Carson built Mc Dowell County’s most historic home which has been completely restored, filled with period furnishing and is open to the public.  The home is a certified destination on the NC Civil War Trail.  This property was a stagecoach stop for significant visitors such as Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson. On the property rests the Carson House Barn which hosts a beautiful barn quilt....

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Sentimental Value

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Sentimental Value

This barn quilt design goes back generations and is hanging on the barn on the family property.  I need to locate my notes to do justice to their story, but the gentleman we met works for the community college there and was so interesting in his sharing.  I loved the design and its place on the old barn.

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“Pickin’ and Grinnin’ “

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“Pickin’ and Grinnin’ “

When Killough”s Music in downtown Marion, NC decided to host an authentic Barn Quilt block on their building, they knew exactly what it had to be…something to honor their passion for music.  They selected “Pickin” and Grinnin’ ” for their block.  The Killough family are natives of McDowell County and their roots there go back to the 1700s.  “Pickin’ and Grinnin’ ” display four guitars and four banjos in the design.  Walking through downtown Marion is a fun day trip from Statesville,...

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Moon Over the Mountain

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Moon Over the Mountain

Dr. John and Jennifer Owens are the proud hosts of the barn quilt “Moon Over the Mountain” which is displayed on their Lake Tahoma Boathouse.  The vibrant colors are a real eye-catcher as one drives through this very scenic part of western NC.  The quilt block itself is split down the middle vertically, for ease of opening the double doors of the boathouse.  Just beautiful!

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