Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Celebrating the Plum Hill Vineyard's Inauguration of their Double Wedding Ring Block on Dec. 6, 2015.   There was a ribbon to be cut, a wedding cake to enjoy, wine tasting, a book signing and a display of double wedding ring quilts loaned by members of the Westside Quilters Guild. Only one day after the first year anniversary of the first block to go up!!  The tiara ladies were only a few of the folks who came out to enjoy the occasion.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

There are 15 now....

Installation in process for this elegant wheat block by
John Doctor and his crew.  This block is viewable at
34180 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR, and is placed
on a barn over 100 years old.  Owned by Unger
Enterprises, this wheat block celebrates this
Century Farm and its ongoing agricultural heritage.
The crew is up on ladders installing this traditionally colored block on Halloween, 2015.

The new building of Duyck Machine is the location for this windmill block. 
It is a reminder of the Dutch heritage of the Duyck's and many other families in the area. 
See this one at 4200 NW Visitation Road, Forest Grove. 
Driving west out of the Verboort round-about, you'll be
able to see this block off to your right. 

This colorful cross block is located at the site of several buildings
belonging to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, located at
4265 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius.  The old church itself
was founded in 1882 by Lutheran settlers in a small community
known then as Blooming.  The colors in this cross have significance
to the members are symbolic of aspects of their faith.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We're up to an even dozen blocks!

Here are the latest blocks to be installed on the trail: 

The Jones/Shultz barn sports a corn block.  This farm has traditionally grown corn and green beans.  The block was designed by our own Jean Lasswell.  Find this block at 2728 SW Golf Course Rd, Cornelius.

The L Bar T Bison Ranch displays this lovely 8-pointed star block.  This block replicates one of the blocks made by women crossing the Oregon Trail, and is the second such block to be hung.  The barn, originally a dairy barn, is very large and quite high.  See this one heading out from Forest Grove, going south on Hwy 47. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Farm; New Barn; New Block

Dresden Plate is the name of this traditional block recently installed on the new (and not quite finished!) barn of the Foehlinger's.  To match the blades of the plate, they plan to install a working windmill there as well.  Won't that be fun to see!  Find this one at 5735 SW Springhill Rd., Gaston.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Number 10 is up! Waaaay up!

Visited the Plum Hill Vineyards this morning to capture a photo of the very newly installed Double Wedding Ring block on the old barn.  It needed a tall lift bucket to get it up so high!  It is very pretty up there and can be seen from Hwy 47.  This block is located at 6505 SW Old Hwy 47, Gaston.   

Friday, August 7, 2015

Patriotic Star Block up at Gleason Gardens

This stunning block was installed on the Quilt Barn Trail this morning, Aug. 7.  It makes the eighth block to be installed, and they are still coming! 

The Gleason's are planning to celebrate their new block with a hot-dog and soft drink event on Sunday, Aug. 16 at their place, 6360 SW Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro, from 4-6 pm.  If you are interested in coming, bring a lawn chair!  There will be information from the committee there if you are interested in placing a block on your barn or building in the country. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Seventh Block on the Trail

The newest painted block on the trail is this yummy strawberry. 
You can't beat the annual Strawberry Festival that this Grange hosts each
Father's Day weekend.  We're pleased to have this block on the trail. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jossy Farm tree block is up!

The Jossy Farm tree block is now up and looking wonderful!  See this
one at 31965 NW Beach Rd., Hillsboro, OR 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Newest Block

The latest block to be added to our trail is a Grandmother's Flower Garden block.  See it at 2725 NW Gales Creek Rd, FG.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

At the Washington County Museum

Kathy Hall revamped this mailbox to give us a "mini-barn" with a block from the trail.   We enjoyed our day with this display and watched with interest the Quilt Documentation Day.