503QS-S: Sunflower Barn Quilt with Renee Brooks
All Materials Provided
2′ x 2′ Quilt Square
“And the yellow sunflowers by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.”
-William Cullen Bryant
Create a Barn Quilt of a very different sort. Renee will walk students step-by-step through creating this charming Sunflower Barn Quilt on 2 x 2 board using exterior latex paint. Use indoors or out. Fun and easy for all levels. There can never be to many sunflowers!
At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping families warm and comfortable on cold nights. As time passed and more materials were available, the quilts became cherished heirlooms. Barn Quilts are much the same – they are a statement, a symbol of identity, whether you are a traditionalist or prefer a more modern twist.
Wear painting clothes and comfortable shoes for standing! The paint used does not come out of clothes.
- Renee Brooks
Renee and Syndi spent nearly 17 years living in Winston-Salem, NC. After a family member became quite ill in 2007 they moved back to the beautiful mountains in Ashe County, NC. The Ashe County Arts Council had recently completed the Ashe Art Barn Quilt Project and they fell in love with their vibrancy. Renee, a graphics artist, wanted a small barn quilt to add to one of their storage buildings and when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she painted her first quilt. The result was amazing, neighbors told friends and friends told neighbors and suddenly they were in business.
“We operated the Quilt Square Girls as a hobby until 2011 when we decided to try it full time. Since then we have painted over 1000 barn quilts and shipped them all over the United States. It has been an amazing journey and this year we have moved from our home studio to a small retail location in West Jefferson, NC. Yes, we are DOWN TOWN.”
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