Friday, September 23, 2016

The Brown's Ferry Park block is #27

#27 on the Quilt Barn Trail is now installed on its great old barn, circa 1940's, at 5855 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin.  This is the Brown's Ferry Park, and is a short walk from the parking lot.   "Crossed Canoes" is the name of this traditional quilt block, chosen because a quiet stretch of the Tualatin River is just behind the trees.  In the summer, you can canoe or kayak the river here, bringing your own or renting one.  The Tualatin River Greenway Trail for walking or biking runs along the river for a few miles and was just opened in 2016.  It is seen just to the right of the barn and is about at the easternmost end of the trail.   Photo courtesy of City of Tualatin.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cawrse Century Farm and the Laurel Community Hall

This block, at the Cawrse Century Farm, 34850 NW Zion Church Rd, Cornelius, OR, is a standout on this old white barn.  It is best viewed going west on Zion Church Rd, just before coming to the Susbauer intersection.  The block is a Bethlehem Star, chosen because Steve Cawrse just liked it.  It is # 26 on the Trail.

The Laurel Community Home Club picked this variation of a Friendship Star Block for their hall because they have engaged in fellowship and community projects for many, many years.  They are in the process of preparing for a 100 year anniversary of the building. See this block at 30366 SW Laurel Rd, Hillsboro, OR. It is #25 on the Trail. Two members of the Laurel Community Home Club posed beneath it.