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Southwestern Paws - Hiram, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 52.486 W 084° 45.740
16S E 706966 N 3750523
Quick Description: On the wall of an an old general store
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2014 8:24:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMBR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:

County of quilt: Paulding County
Location of quilt: Main St., Hiram

I searched and it seems this quilt is NOT on the SQTPC trail.
Pattern seems Southwestern, but I could not find an explanation of the web for this one.

Just as fabric quilts have their own unique history, so do barn quilts. While barns were not painted back in the day, they were decorated with different types of folk art. This included quilt blocks once paint was readily available and affordable. People chose certain blocks to reflect particular meanings.

In the early 2000s, barn quilts start showing up again, and these are the ones we are used to seeing today. This is also when the first quilt trail began, originating in Ohio.

A quilt trail consists of many barn quilts that are mapped together and visited. Those following along the trail receive a map with all of the locations marked, and viewers drive through the countryside to see all of the blocks. Today there are quilt trails all over the United States. A wide variety of people have created them, including quilt guilds, schools, churches, and 4-H clubs.

Your Visit:
Returning home from a visit with son and new family...triples born on 10/1/2014. Took the long way to find some Georgia history and markers.


Type of Barn: Other

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