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Flying Geese at Pioneer Homestead - Johnson City, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 20.877 W 082° 24.401
17S E 373774 N 4023460
Quick Description: Block from a quilt made by Isabell Krouse Sherfey whose family grew flax, cotton, and sheep on this land.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2009 6:09:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM6PT7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Following information from the Quilt Trail Project (visit link)

"Isabell Krouse Sherfey, grandmother of the current owner, made the all-cotton quilt from which this unknown pattern is copied. Isabell made the quilt at her homeplace, probably with the help of her three sisters, all of whom were trained by their mother, Susanna Wine Krouse, in the art of spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting. The Krouses grew flax and cotton to use in their spinning and raised sheep for the wool to card and spin."

Update: The new NE Quilt Trail bulletin calls this pattern "Ohio Star". And provides an address of 1069 West Oakland Ave, Johnson City, 37604.
Your Visit:
Found after talking a long while with Mr. Sherfey at the Knob Creek Homestead Museum. Was out seeking National Register locations and barn quilts today.


Type of Barn: Barn still in use

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