After finding those two barn quilts during our trip to Marion, NC and Lake Tahoma, I decided to do a little research to see what I could find out about barn quilts here in North Carolina.
It turns out that from a small beginning a few years ago up in two North Carolina mountain counties, the idea now encompasses six contiguous counties in the mountains and has spread to two foothill counties just an hour and a half’s drive from Greensboro.
So armed with a driving map of barn quilts in Iredell and Alexander counties, my Travel Buddy (TB) and I set out to take pictures of what we could see.
First up on the map was the quilt on the Linney Family Barn outside the tiny village of Hiddenite.
Linney Family Barn features one block from “Stepping Stones” or “Good Cheer.” The quilt was made by Elsie Clark Linney within sight of this barn, c. 1915 in Alexander County. The quilt is currently owned by the maker’s son, Gene Linney and family of Taylorsville.
Tomorrow, on to Barn Quilt Number 2.