Letcher County now has at least 102 beautiful painted barn quilts on display all over the county, with three more painted and ready to be hung. The new quilts since my last update are two squares at The Stables at Creekside Glen at Partridge. They are “Shooting Star” and “Weather Vane with Horse.”
Whitaker Bank Branch in Whitesburg has a “Cougar” square and Whitaker Bank at Jenkins has a “Cavalier” square. Appalshop has a quilt honoring Florene Smith.
Ready to be displayed are “Black Bear” at Whitaker Bank at Isom and two squares at the Little Shepherd Amphitheater at Jenkins. These are called “Bluegrass
Star” and “Kingdom Come Flower Garden”.
If you have a painted quilt that you think might not be included in the county listing, please call me at 633-2362. We don’t want to leave out any of them. Also, if you want to paint a quilt square to display at our home, place of business or somewhere in your community, call Ann Bradley at 633- 2362 to get information on recommendations on the type of plywood to use, paint suggestions or quilt pattern ideas. There are no set rules for size, quilt design, etc., just use your imagination.