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Corn and Beans Quilt Barn Block
Quilt barn trails are becoming more popular throughout the United States every year. As a child, during family trips, I remember watching for the Pennsylvania Dutch hex symbols that were often painted on barns -- barn quilt projects are a wonderful extension of that practice.
Yancey County, North Carolina, is just one of the quilt barn trail communities near my home. Travel to the area to see colorful quilt blocks displayed on all sorts of buildings, from barns and businesses to public buildings... and personal residences.
All of the barn quilt pictures in this gallery were taken in Burnsville, the Yancey county seat.
Corn and Beans is the quilt block displayed on the side of the Fox Country Store on Cherry Street in Burnsville. The Purina red-and-white nine-patch logo on the front of the building gives this business a double-duty quilt display.Continue to 2 of 29 below.
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Witch's Star Barn Quilt Block
Witch's Star is a quilt block that's displayed on a barn just off of Green Mountain Road in Yancey County.Continue to 3 of 29 below.
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North Carolina Star Quilt Barn Block
This North Carolina Star quilt block is on display at the Toe River Arts Council on West Main Street in Burnsville.
Don't miss the wonderful Wizard of Oz mural just down the street.Continue to 4 of 29 below.
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Girl's Favorite Quilt Barn Block
Watch for the Girl's Favorite quilt block at I Thought About You on West Main Street in Burnsville.
If you like Girl's Favorite, you'll probably love the more intricate Girl's Choice quilt block pattern.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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Double Duty Quilt Barn Block
The Double Duty quilt block is located on the back wall of the Grapevine, the same building that displays the Coca Cola mural on the next page.Continue to 6 of 29 below.
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Coca Cola Mural Along a NC Quilt Barn Trail
You'll find this colorful Coca Cola mural on the side of a building in downtown Burnsville. The building's quilt block is on its back wall.Continue to 7 of 29 below.
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Rose Quilt Barn Block in Western NC
You'll see this Rose quilt block on the front of the current Yancey County Library, located on the Square in Burnsville.Continue to 8 of 29 below.
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McIntosh Star Barn Quilt Block
A McIntosh Star quilt block is displayed on a barn as you enter Burnsville from the west (on Highway 19).Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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Circular Saw Quilt Barn Block
Here's another quilt block that's perfect for its location. Circular Saw is on the front of the Heritage Lumber building on the Highway 19 Bypass in Yancey County.Continue to 11 of 29 below.
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Homemaker's Dream Quilt Barn Block
Where do you think Homemaker's Dream can be found? If you said "a real estate office," you're absolutely correct. You'll find the quilt block displayed on Carolina Mountain Realty's building.Continue to 12 of 29 below.
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The Bard of Avon Quilt Barn Block
The Bard of Avon quilt block is displayed on the Parkway Playhouse on Green Mountain Road in Burnsville.Continue to 14 of 29 below.
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Moon and Star Over the Mountain Quilt Barn Block
A variation of an old favorite, you'll find this Moon and Star Over the Mountain quilt block on the front of the Cultural Resource Center at 113 Green Mountain Road in Burnsville.Continue to 15 of 29 below.
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Bread Basket Star Quilt Block
Look for the Breadbasket Star quilt block at the Corner of Westover and West Main Street.Continue to 16 of 29 below.
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Amish Star Quilt Barn Block
This Amish Star quilt block is located on a building at 240 East Main Street.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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'65 Vette Quilt Barn Block
You'll find this quilt block, named '65 Vette, at Burnsville's Chevy dealer on West Main Street.Continue to 18 of 29 below.
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Pineapple Friendship Star Barn Quilt Block
Pineapple Friendship Star is a quilt block on display at the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, 106 West Main Street.Continue to 19 of 29 below.
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New York Beauty Quilt Barn Block
The New York Beauty quilt block is displayed on the front of the library's new location, on Green Mountain Road in Burnsville.Continue to 20 of 29 below.
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Minnesota Quilt Barn Block
The Carriage House, on South Main Street in Burnsville, displays this Minnesota quilt block.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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Moon and Star Quilt Barn Block
To see the Moon and Star quilt block, travel to Dixie Styles Antiques on East Main Street in Burnsville.Continue to 22 of 29 below.
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Landscape Mural in Burnsville, North Carolina
You'll find this landscape mural on a building in downtown, Burnsville. The murals around town are gorgeous, and mesh wonderfully with the county's quilt barns project.Continue to 23 of 29 below.
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Cross and Crown Quilt Barn Trail Block
A church on Avery Street displays a Cross and Crown quilt block.Continue to 26 of 29 below.
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Twinkletoes Barn Quilt Block
Twinkletoes, with socks rotating to form an inner star, is a quilt block found on the Burnsville Hosiery building.Continue to 27 of 29 below.
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Traveler's Star Barn Quilt Block
Travel to Green Mountain Road to see the Traveler's Star quilt block -- you'll find two more quilt blocks at the same intersection.Continue to 28 of 29 below.
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Railroad Crossing Barn Quilt Block
This Railroad Crossing barn quilt block is on the side of the Subway sandwich shop in Burnsville -- a fitting block for the shop's theme.Continue to 29 of 29 below.
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Star of Nutrition Barn Quilt Block
Star of Nutrition is on the side of a health food store located on West Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina.