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Page 36, Summer 2011 Davis County • See. Visit. Enjoy Barn quilts becoming more popular Barn quilts are becoming quite popular in miles east of Bloomfield. The blocks were fi- Davis County, and visitors and residents are nally made into a quilt in 2008 and placed in seeing new ones, large and small, cropping up the Trimble-Parker guesthouse. (The Trimble- on buildings all over the county. Parker Historic District also includes the well- Listed below are several historically signifi- known U-barn a few feet north of Highway 2.) cant barn quilts that have been installed re- •“White Cross,” an 8’ x 8’ replica of the de- cently: sign submitted by Mary Belle Davis in State •“Carolina Lilly” has been installed on the Fair competition in the spring of 2009, can Augspurger barn one-half mile east of Pulaski be found on the basement-style barn owned on Highway 2. The colors provide a stark by Jack and Mary Belle Davis at 27152 220th contrast to the red barn on the north side Street, Bloomfield. Dan and Jessica Davis, son of the highway. The quilt itself originated in and daughter-in-law of Jack and Mary Belle, Middlebury, Ind., and was brought to this area made the barn quilt. This quilt design was the by the Rev. W.W. Miller and his wife as they Davis County winner in the State Fair contest, arrived in Davis County to serve the Pulaski and thus was replicated on tiles adorning the Mennonite Church in 1898. (The church is lo- new Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center on cated at the intersection of Scarlet Avenue and the State Fair grounds. The Exhibition Center 270th Street south and west of Pulaski and still is adorned with one quilt design from each of has a very active congregation.) Iowa’s 99 counties. •A quilt design belonging to the Baughman •“Star Shadow” is a quilt design that has family has been installed on a barn that is part been erected on the barn of Orval and Wilma of the Trimble-Parker Historic District com- Stevenson at 262nd St., approximately four plex. The design, one of 23 quilt blocks given miles east of Moulton. The barn quilt was a to Harold and Gladys Baughman as a wedding gift from the daughter and son-in-law of the gift from the Bonaparte Ladies Club in 1929, Stevensons. is erected on a white barn on the south side •“Rose of Sharon,” a Civil War era quilt of Highway 2 approximately two and one-half design, has been erected on the Livery Barn, The Flower Shop Let us help you plan your visit to Davis County! Historic Bloomﬁeld Driving Tour- Radio Transmitted Tour guides at Welcome Center Your Full Service Florist 301 N. Washington 664-2222 or 1-800-892-9678 641-664-1104 Bonny Davis, Iowa Master Florist Davis County Tourism 103 E. Jefferson North Side of Bloomﬁeld Square Development and Shop Online at www.theﬂowershopiowa.com Promotion Committee.
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