Due to the size of this trail..... we did not see every single barn quilt. But here is a few of the quilts we saw along the way. I was surprised at how few were on barns.
The crown jewel of the West Interlake Trading Company shines beside the railroad tracks in Warren, Manitoba. This prairie icon stands watch over this small prairie town. Built in 1948 it is now a heritage museum to show how grain was stored and prepped for rail transport in years gone by.
There are two 12' x12' barn quilts on this renovated building to celebrate Canada 150 and another with the WITC logo.
Thimble Blossoms is located along the WAVE Artists' Studio Tour. The purple represents the studio floor, the blue represents the house color, and a cat in memory of the two past cats.
Here is Harvest Sun (2015) displayed at the Arborg and District Multicultural Heritage Village. The Chapil family heritage barn was moved onto the Village site where it was restored. Harvest Sun reflects this agricultural community.
Two years ago at the Regina Quilt show, the owner of Mama Bear's Quilt Shop bought three of my red and white barn quilts. She is the lady who told me about the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail. Thanks! Here are the three barn quilts she won at the Lakeside Quilters Show in Winnipeg ( 2014). Dutchmans' Puzzle, Churn Dash, and Round the Block are hung over the windows of her Mama Bear's Quilt Shops in Ashern.
Thanks You Manitoba for your prairie hospitality!
REMEMBER.... A QUILT MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER.