After the Wooten barn, we went on to the next one. This was a little like playing "Where's Waldo?" as we had to drive down back country roads looking for road signs that I couldn't read until we were right up on them (darn middle-aged eyes). There was a lot of brake hitting and U-turning while we were trying to find the right roads. Fortunately, there was very little traffic to annoy as they were probably all out deer hunting and not behind us with their loaded shotguns.
The Robert L. Allen Family Barn features one bock of a quilt called “Turkey Tracks.” The quilt was made by Mamie Lee Poarch Teague in 1965 in Alexander County. The quilt is owned by the maker’s great-granddaughter Dinah Austin of Taylorsville.
I should have mentioned this for the last post, but the wrinkles you see on the quilt are actually painted. They are so realistic that some owners have had people come up to their doors wondering why they were leaving the quilts out in the inclement weather.
As tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and I won't have a post, I think this quilt is an appropriate way to celebrate the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!