The eight-foot-tall painting is among nine added to the list of "barn quilts" in
"It is art and it represents a lot of things for me. It makes the barn more important," Morrison said, who painted the quilt. "I just go out and look at it every day."
Sammy, a black lab and shepherd mix, died about one year ago. Her mother,
Barn quilts started in 2000 in
Those interested can take a driving tour through the county to see all 29 barn quilts, Henrichs said.
"It is a good way to highlight the farmers; they often get left out," she said. "This is a big agriculture county and they need to be featured."
Twenty small barn quilts were auctioned at the event to raise money for Barn Quilt Heritage Trail-
"They all tell a story and the stories are highly personal," said
It is important to preserve barns because they are a piece of history, said
"Our barns are vanishing fast. If you don't keep a roof on a barn, it soon vanishes," she said.
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