Monthly Archives: May 2011

Anvil

Ed & Beth Morton’s Gentle Winds Farm at 20856 130th Ave., Tustin, has a new quilt block. The block is a traditional design called Anvil. Since the Mortons raise Morgan horses, they wanted a silouette of a horse on the … Continue reading

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Providence and Eight Point Star

A cold blustery day in late May saw the installation of two quilt blocks on the new sales barn at Morgan Composting, 4353 US 10, Sears, MI. This is what the Morgans have to say about their choice of blocks: … Continue reading

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Double Ninepatch

Add another Post Office to the list! This one is in Hersey, MI. It too has a block commemorating Amish quilts and the 2001 issue stamp featuring a block of four Amish quilts. This one is a Double Ninepatch. Does … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Shadows

The Leroy Post Office is home to this Sunshine and Shadows quilt based on an Amish quilt. In 2001, the US Postal Service issued a block of four 34 cent stamps commemorating Amish quilts. Many Amish families live in the … Continue reading

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Twilight Time

Boomer’s Rendevous is the Senior mealsite in Tustin, MI (213 S. Nielsen St.). Twilight Time was chosen as their block, to represent the fact that Baby Boomers are entering their “twilight years”. The block was paid for with a grant … Continue reading

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Carnival Ride

Heilman’s Haven, the home of Gilbert & Carol Heilman, 8753 225th Ave., Reed City, has a new quilt block on the barn. It is Carnival Ride, designed by Judy Martin, and used with permission. The Heilmans knew they wanted a … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Log Cabin

Since the railroad no longer runs through Evart, the Depot has been converted into city offices and meeting rooms. The railroad bed has been transformed into the Pere Marquette Trail, part of the Rails to Trails system, providing recreational opportunities … Continue reading

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