All images copyright 2016 Suzi Parron.  CONTACT:  suzi@barnquiltinfo.com
I travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.  Please email suziparron@gmail.com or phone 678-478-6906 for further information. I also teach a half-day workshop for those who would like to participate in this new form of quilting. You will find information on the workshop here.
I stumbled across my first barn quilt in 2008; I immediately looked for a book with more information on barn quilts, I found that none existed--so I decided to write one!  Quilt trail founder Donna Sue Groves provided me with lots of contacts and background information, and I set out. After two years of weekends and my summers off while teaching, I finished the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.” The book follows the quilt trail as it expanded and tells the stories of those who have created barn quilts. Within two years, so many new quilt trails had merged that it was clear that another book was in order.  I set out again and traveled all of the way to California and back, visiting quilt trails. “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” was released in May of 2016. 
Upcoming events.  Date and time listed are for the talk only.                                                                                                                    
** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled. Please contact the host for workshop info 2019
Barn Quilt Info
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Schenectady, NY** Clifton Park, NY** San Antonio, TX** Boca Raton, FL** Coral Springs,  FL** Pensacola, FL** Orlando, FL** Eatonton, GA** Mountain Home, AR** Dade City, FL** Hollywood, FL** Missouri City, TX** Waverly, TN** Hilliard, FL** Madison, AL** Kerrville, TX** Hendersonville, NC** Blairsville, GA** Florence, SC** Lexington, SC** Lexington Park, MD Easton, MD** Newport News, VA** Lynchburg, VA** Wellsboro, PA** Frankfort, KY** Jackson, MI Bloomington, IL** Fort Wayne IN** St Louis, MO** Adel, IA Omaha, NE** Hastings, NE** Grand Island, NE** Ashland, NE** Ashland, NE** Kimberling City, MO** Jefferson City, MO** Nebraska City, NE** Castle Rock, CO** Canon City, CO** Buena Vista, CO** Monte Vista, CO** Evans, CO** Colorado Springs, CO** Pueblo, CO**
Q.U.I.L.T.S Quilt North (workshop only) Alamo Heritage Guild Gold Coast Quilters Coral Springs Quilters Pensacola Quilt Guild Cabin Fever Guild Lake Oconee Quilters Hill N Hollow Guild East Pasco Guild West Broward Guild Coastal Prairie Guild Humphreys County Quilt Trail Hilliard Quilt Guild Madison Quilt Guild Hill Country Quilt Guild Western North Carolina Guild Misty Mountain Guild Swamp Fox Quilters Threads of Time Guild Pax River Guild Bayside Quilters Peninsula Piecemakers Seven Hills Guild Workshop Mountain Laurel Guild Central Kentucky Homemakers Pieces and Patches Hands all Around Quilt Spectrum Appleseed Quilt Guild Thimble and Thread Guild Adel Library Omaha Quilters Guild Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Table Rock Guild Missouri River Quilters Heritage Needlework Guild Castle Rock Quilters Royal Gorge Quilters Monarch Quilters San Luis Valley Quilters Pieceable Friends Piecing Partners Pride City Quilters
Jul 8 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 16 Aug 1 Aug 6 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 15 Aug 17 Sep 3 Sep 5 Sep 9 Sep 10 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 28 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 21 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 21
Rocky River, OH** Williamsville, NY** East Aurora, NY** Whidbey Island, WA** Olympia, WA** Sammamish, WA** Abbotsford, BC** Kent, WA** Beaumont, TX** Beaumont, TX** Hood River, OR** Cypress, TX** Woodlands, TX** Bend, OR** Sunriver, OR** Salem, OR** Philomath, OR Medford, OR** Palo Cedro, CA** Weed, CA** Lockwood, IL** Glenwood, IL** Hinsdale, IL** Paradise, CA** Oroville, CA** Placerville, CA San Diego, CA** Hemet, CA** Arcadia, CA** Porterville, CA**
North Coast Needlers Aurora Sewing Center Aurora Sewing Center Quilters on the Rock Washington Stars Block Party Quilters Abbotsford Quilters Evergreen Piecemakers Golden Triangle Guild Golden Triangle Guild Columbia River Gorge Quilters Tri-County Guild Woodlands Guild Mt. Batchelor Guild Mountain Meadow Quilters Mid-Valley Quilt Guild Marys River Quilt Guild American Sewing Guild workshop Blue Iris Quilts Mt. Shasta Lily Guild Heritage Quilters Quilters Plus Salt Creek Quilters Ridge Quilters Piecemakers Guild El Dorado Farm Trails Assn. San Diego Canyon Guild Mazestone Guild Wandering Foot Guild Porterville Quilters
2020
** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled. Please contact the host for workshop info
Starting in 2020, I will be taking fewer bookings.   Available  by RV in California--January Arizona--February Texas--March Midwest--Summer Southeast--Fall Of course I am always available to fly to your location at a date that is convenient for you.
2021 Availability by RV: Florida--January through March Midwest--June through August Western states--September/October I am always available to fly to your location on the date that works best for you.
Returning to New England-- Summer of 2022.
Jan 8 Jan 20 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 20 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 13 Mar 18 Mar 19 Apr 8 Apr 24 May 3 May 7 Jun 23 Jun 13 Aug 13 Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 17
Glendale, CA** Thousand Oaks, CA** Pleasanton, CA** Phoenix, AZ** Prescott, AZ** Green Valley, AZ** Baytown, TX** Haymarket, VA** Knoxville, TN** Falls Church, VA** Irving, TX** Plattsburgh, NY** Smith Mountain Lake, VA** Fort Collins, Co** Wilmette, IL** Kokomo, IN** Richmond, MI** Morris, IL** Lake Katrine, NY** New Bern, NC** Concord, NC** Shelby, NC** Snellville, GA**
Glendale Quilters Conejo Valley Quiltes Amador Valley Quilters 35th Ave Sew and Vac Mountain Top Quilters Valley Quilters Guild Baytown Quilters Haymarket Quilters Village Quilters Annandale Quilters Irving Quilt Guild Champlain Valley Quilters Virginia Consortium of Quilters League of Northern CO Quilters Illinois Quilters Inc Kokomo Piecemakers Sew Together Pieces from the Heart Wilwyck Quilters Twin Rivers Guild Cabarrus Quilters Foothills Quilters Gwinnett Quilters
Barn Quilt Info
I travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts  in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.  Please email suziparron@gmail.com or phone 678-478- 6906 for further information. I also teach a half-day workshop for those who would like to participate in this new form of quilting. You will find information on the workshop here.
** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled; you may contact the host organization to inquire.                                                                                  2019
Jan 3 Jan 5 Jan 10 Jan 15 Jan 18 Jan 24 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 8 Feb 11 Feb 14 Feb 21 Mar 9 Mar 11 Mar 14 Mar 18 Mar 21 Mar 26 Apr 4 Apr 6 Apr 8 Apr 10 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 15 Apr 23 Apr 29 May 3/4 May 7 May 10 May 13 May 14 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 18 May 20 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 24
Jul 8 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 16 Aug 1 Aug 6 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 15 Aug 17 Sep 3 Sep 5 Sep 9 Sep 10 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 28 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 21 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 21
Schenectady, NY** Clifton Park, NY** San Antonio, TX** Boca Raton, FL** Coral Springs,  FL** Pensacola, FL** Orlando, FL** Eatonton, GA** Mountain Home, AR** Dade City, FL** Hollywood, FL** Missouri City, TX** Waverly, TN** Hilliard, FL** Madison, AL** Kerrville, TX** Hendersonville, NC** Blairsville, GA** Florence, SC** Lexington, SC** Lexington Park, MD Easton, MD** Newport News, VA** Lynchburg, VA** Wellsboro, PA** Frankfort, KY** Jackson, MI Bloomington, IL** Fort Wayne IN** St Louis, MO** Adel, IA Omaha, NE** Hastings, NE** Grand Island, NE** Ashland, NE** Ashland, NE** Kimberling City, MO** Jefferson City, MO** Nebraska City, NE** Castle Rock, CO** Canon City, CO** Buena Vista, CO** Monte Vista, CO** Evans, CO** Colorado Springs, CO** Pueblo, CO**
Rocky River, OH** Williamsville, NY** East Aurora, NY** Whidbey Island, WA** Olympia, WA** Sammamish, WA** Abbotsford, BC** Kent, WA** Beaumont, TX** Beaumont, TX** Hood River, OR** Cypress, TX** Woodlands, TX** Bend, OR** Sunriver, OR** Salem, OR** Philomath, OR Medford, OR** Palo Cedro, CA** Weed, CA** Lockwood, IL** Glenwood, IL** Hinsdale, IL** Paradise, CA** Oroville, CA** Placerville, CA San Diego, CA** Hemet, CA** Arcadia, CA** Porterville, CA**
Q.U.I.L.T.S Quilt North (workshop only) Alamo Heritage Guild Gold Coast Quilters Coral Springs Quilters Pensacola Quilt Guild Cabin Fever Guild Lake Oconee Quilters Hill N Hollow Guild East Pasco Guild West Broward Guild Coastal Prairie Guild Humphreys County Quilt Trail Hilliard Quilt Guild Madison Quilt Guild Hill Country Quilt Guild Western North Carolina Guild Misty Mountain Guild Swamp Fox Quilters Threads of Time Guild Pax River Guild Bayside Quilters Peninsula Piecemakers Seven Hills Guild Workshop Mountain Laurel Guild Central Kentucky Homemakers Pieces and Patches Hands all Around Quilt Spectrum Appleseed Quilt Guild Thimble and Thread Guild Adel Library Omaha Quilters Guild Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Workshop with NET Table Rock Guild Missouri River Quilters Heritage Needlework Guild Castle Rock Quilters Royal Gorge Quilters Monarch Quilters San Luis Valley Quilters Pieceable Friends Piecing Partners Pride City Quilters
North Coast Needlers Quilters on the Rock Aurora Sewing Center Aurora Sewing Center Washington Stars Block Party Quilters Abbotsford Quilters Evergreen Piecemakers Golden Triangle Guild Golden Triangle Guild Columbia River Gorge Quilters Tri-County Guild Woodlands Guild Mt. Batchelor Guild Mountain Meadow Quilters Mid-Valley Quilt Guild Marys River Quilt Guild American Sewing Guild workshop Blue Iris Quilts Mt. Shasta Lily Guild Heritage Quilters Quilters Plus Salt Creek Quilters Ridge Quilters Piecemakers Guild El Dorado Farm Trails Assn. San Diego Canyon Guild Mazestone Guild Wandering Foot Guild Porterville Quilters
                    2020 ** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled.  Please contact the host for workshop info
Jan 8 Jan 20 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 20 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 13 Mar 18 Mar 19 Apr 8 Apr 24 May 3 May 7 Jun 23 Jun 13 Aug 13 Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 17
Glendale, CA** Thousand Oaks, CA** Pleasanton, CA** Phoenix, AZ** Prescott, AZ** Green Valley, AZ** Baytown, TX** Haymarket, VA** Knoxville, TN** Falls Church, VA** Irving, TX** Plattsburgh, NY** Smith Mountain Lake, VA** Fort Collins, Co** Wilmette, IL** Kokomo, IN** Richmond, MI** Morris, IL** Lake Katrine, NY** New Bern, NC** Concord, NC** Shelby, NC** Snellville, GA**
Glendale Quilters Conejo Valley Quiltes Amador Valley Quilters 35th Ave Sew and Vac Mountain Top Quilters Valley Quilters Guild Baytown Quilters Haymarket Quilters Village Quilters Annandale Quilters Irving Quilt Guild Champlain Valley Quilters Virginia Consortium of Quilters League of Northern CO Quilters Illinois Quilters Inc Kokomo Piecemakers Sew Together Pieces from the Heart Wilwyck Quilters Twin Rivers Guild Cabarrus Quilters Foothills Quilters Gwinnett Quilters
2021 Availability by RV: Florida--January through March Midwest--June through August Western states--September/October I am always available to fly to your location on the date that works best for you.