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Barn quilts displayed at Graceful Arts Gallery


August 6, 2017

Edana Caldwell stands before a display of her barn quilt art at Graceful Arts Gallery.

Edana Caldwell of Fairview is displaying barn quilts at the Graceful Arts Gallery during the month of August. The barn quilt art form is sweeping the nation.

The technique is to use traditional quilt pattern designs, some of which have been around for over 100 years, enlarge them, and then make outside art using the barn quilt design.

"Originally, these designs, painted on wood, were designed to hang on the side of a barn," Caldwell said. "Now you'll find them on the side of a store or somebody's garage. The latest was one placed on a chicken coop!"

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