Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Do Wooden Quilts Keep Anyone Warm?




Truly a bizarre phenomemon. A couple of years ago, these large wooden squares painted to look like quilts started popping up on barn sides across Kentucky. I did a little research, and apparently, this began in Ohio. A lady wanted to honor her mother, who was a quilter, so she erected a large wooden quilt on her barn.

I know what you're thinking... "Well, that's logical!" Now these things are everywhere, even on random concrete buildings. There is some kind of statewide program to paint wooden quilts and put them on barns. Sure they are pretty, but I am still puzzled... Why not just make some actual quilts? Maybe teach others how to quilt... That would preserve the art form for future generations...and they'd be toasty warm, too!

UPDATE- My sister calls these Amish gang signs!

3 comments:

charles said...

Well I'm glad somebody figured out what the heck was going on with those quilts. I thought they were from some kind of cult like those pineapple flags. You know what I'm talking about, the really nice houses with the pineapple flags? It must be some rich peoples' cult.

Nicosia said...

So I am not the only one that finds this wooden quilt thing totally weird? LOL Yup, I have seen the flags... Back in the day, pineapples were a symbol you were welcome in the home. I wonder how many of these people actually know what they mean. I know a lot of useless things ;)

marcus said...

hey, those are all over my home town of Hyden. I've always wondered what they were for.