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 barn quilt painting workshop. 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. 
Barn Quilt Info
2020 
** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled. Please contact the host for workshop info
Jan 8 Jan 20 Feb 3 Feb 8 Feb 12 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 20 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 13 Apr 29 May 7 May 12 May 14 Jun 6 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 13 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 11 Sep 19 Oct 12 Oct 17 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 17 Dec 1**
Glendale, CA** Thousand Oaks, CA** Tehachapi, CA** Pleasanton, CA** Pahrump, NV** Phoenix, AZ** Prescott, AZ** Green Valley, AZ** Baytown, TX** Haymarket, VA** Harker Heights, TX** Farmersville, TX** Knoxville, TN** Falls Church, VA** Wilmette, IL** Chicago, IL** Champaign, IL** Ilderton, ON Troy, MI Tiffin, OH** Fostoria, OH Kokomo, IN** Richmond, MI** Naperville, IL** Steger, IL Morris, IL** Kenney, IL** New Hampton, IA Plattsburgh, NY** Brookings, SD** Steele, ND** Lakewood CO** Lake Katrine, NY** Lake Norman, NC** New Bern, NC** Concord, NC** Shelby, NC** Snellville, GA** The Villages, FL**
Glendale Quilters Conejo Valley Quilters Tehachapi Mountain Quilters Amador Valley Quilters Shadow Mountain Quilters 35th Ave Sew and Vac Mountain Top Quilters Valley Quilters Guild Baytown Quilters Haymarket Quilters Crossroads to TX Guild Farmersville Quilt Guild Village Quilters Annandale Quilters Illinois Quilters Inc Lakeside Quilting Guild Illini Country Stitchers Gardiner’s Gate Barn Quilt Festival Troy Historic Village Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Fostoria Barn Quilt Festival lecture Kokomo Piecemakers Sew Together Riverwalk Quilters Pieces and Patches Pieces from the Heart Salt Creek Quilters New Hampton Library Champlaign Valley Quilters Brookings Area Quilters Commnity event League of Northern Colorado Quilters Wilwyck Quilters Lake Norman Quilters Twin Rivers Guild Cabarrus Quilters Foothills Quilters Gwinnett Quilters Quilting Guild of the Villages
2021
2022
Aug 20 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 10
Flemington< NJ Hudson, NH** Taunton, MA** Walpole, MA** Falmouth, MA** Millersville, MD Linthicum, MD
Courthouse Quilters Hannah Dustin Guild Silver City Guild Rhododendron Needlers Holly Berry Quilters Eternal Quilters Friendship Quilters
   Note I am cutting back on my schedule!   
Jan 19                 Eustis, FL**                        Lake County Quilters Feb 21                 Irving, TX**                       Irving Quilt Guild Feb 25                 Vero Beach, FL**               Sunbonnet Sue Guild Feb 27                 West Palm Bch, FL**        Palm Beach County Quilters Mar 1                  Alpharetta, GA**              Chattahoochee Evening Stars Mar 2                  Acworth, GA**                  Allatoona Quilters Guild Mar 8    Franklin, NC**                  Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild Mar 15                Rock Hill, SC**                 York County Quilters May 13               Chesterton, IN**                String-a-Long Guild May 18               Brownsburg, IN**             Scrapbasket Guild July 22                Lincoln, IL**                      Quilters at Heart Aug 4                  Antioch, IL**                     Northern Lake County Quilters Aug 5                  McHenry, IL**                   Country Quilters of McHenry Aug 12                Jackson, WI**                    It’s a Stitch Guild Aug 18                Glenwood, IL**                 Quilters Plus workshop only Aug 23                Marion, IA**                      East Iowa Heirloom Quilters Sep  28               Los Alamos, NM**            Los Alamos Piecemakers Nov 13                Palm Desert, CA**            Coachella Valley 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.
                    2020  ** Indicates that a workshop is scheduled.  Please contact the host for workshop info
Jan 8 Jan 20 Feb 3 Feb 8 Feb 12 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 20 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 18 Apr 29 May 7 May 12 May 14 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 13 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 11 Sep 19 Oct 12 Oct 17 Oct 26 Oct 31 Nov 9 Nov 13 Nov 17 Dec 1
Glendale, CA** Thousand Oaks, CA** Tehachapi, CA** Pleasanton, CA** Pahrump, NV** Phoenix, AZ** Prescott, AZ** Green Valley, AZ** Baytown, TX** Haymarket, VA** Harker Heights, TX** Farmersville, TX** Knoxville, TN** Falls Church, VA** Wilmette, IL** Chicago, IL** Champaign, IL** Troy, MI Tiffin, OH** Kokomo, IN** Richmond, MI** Naperville, IL** Steger, IL Morris, IL** Kenney, IL** New Hampton, IA Brookings, SD** Steele, ND** Plattsburgh, NY** Lake Katrine, NY** Lake Norman, NC** Lakewood, CO** New Bern, NC** Concord, NC** Shelby, NC** Snellville, GA** The Villages, FL**
Glendale Quilters Conejo Valley Quilters Tehachapi Mountain Quilters Amador Valley Quilters Shadow Mountain Quilters 35th Ave Sew and Vac Mountain Top Quilters Valley Quilters Guild Baytown Quilters Haymarket Quilters Crossroads to TX Guild Farmersville Quilters Village Quilters Annandale Quilters Illinois Quilters Inc Lakeside Quilting Guild Illini Country Stitchers Troy Historic Village Tiffin-Seneca Public Library Kokomo Piecemakers Sew Together Riverwalk Quilters Pieces and Patches Pieces from the Heart Salt Creek Quilters New Hampton Library Brookings Area Quilters Community Event Champlaign Valley Quilters Wilwyck Quilters Lake Norman Quilters Twin Rivers Guild League of Northern Colorado Quilters Cabarrus Quilters Foothills Quilters Gwinnett Quilters Quilting Guild of the Villages
Jan 19                  Eustis, FL**                         Lake County Quilters Feb 21                  Irving TX**                         Irving Quilt Guild Feb 25                  Vero Beach, FL**                Sunbonnet Sue Guild Feb 27                  West Palm Bch, FL**         Palm Beach County Quilters Mar 1                    Alpharetta, GA**              Chattahoochee Evening Stars Mar 2                    Acworth, GA**                  Allatoona Quilters Guild Mar 8                    Franklin, NC**                  Smoky Mountain Quilters Mar 15                  Rock Hill, SC**                 York County Quilters May 13                 Chesterton, IN**                String-a-Long Guild May 18                 Brownsburg, IN**             Scrapbasket Guild July 22                  Lincoln, IL**                       Quilters at Heart Aug 4                    Antioch, IL**                      Northern Lake County Quilters Aug 5                    McHenry, IL**                    Country Quilters of McHenry Aug 12                  Jackson, WI**                     It’s a Stitch Guild Aug 18                  Glenwood, IL**                 Quilters Plus workshop only Aug 23                  Marion, IA**                      East Iowa Heirloom Quilters Sep  28                  Los Alamos, NM**           Los Alamos Piecemakers Nov 13                  Palm Desert, CA**            Coachella Valley Quilters
                             2021 Please note: I am cutting back on my schedule.
2022
Aug 20 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 10
Flemington, NJ** Hudson, NH** Taunton, MA** Walpole, MA** Falmouth, MA** Millersville, MD Linthicum, MD
Courthouse Quilters Hannah Dustin Guild Silver City Guild Rhododendron Needlers Holly Berry Quilters Eternal Quilters Friendship Quilters