Look for these Barn Quilts

in the Interlake

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Sail Away

2016

Steep Rock Beach Cafe

Steep Rock Beach

This project was conceived one cold Manitoba winter and was a truly joyful experience from start to finish.  For our quilt block, we chose colours that represent all that is beautiful about Steep Rock Beach.  Blue for the water and tan for the limestone cliffs that line the shores.  Green represents the forests and fields of the area.  Lastly, yellow for the summer sun and red for all the colour that spreads across the horizon at sunset.  All these colours surround a sail boat riding the waves as depicted on the Steep Rock Beach Park logo.  Because our quilt was going to be mounted about 20 feet up, we kept our squares and triangles large to create a greater impact.  Please visit us for more information at www.steeprockbeach.ca

Access to Property:  Yes

Autumn Leaf Block/Generations of Quilt Patterns

2015

Smith Family Studio

8 Railway Avenue, Fisher Branch

Symbolic of our four seasons

Access to Property:  Yes

Dutchman’s Puzzle, Churn Dash, Round the Block

2015

Mama Bear's Quilt Shop

4 Main Street, Ashern

I was very lucky in winning these three barn quilt blocks at the Lakeside Quilters Show in Winnipeg Beach in 2014.

Access to Property:  Yes

Butter Churn

2017

Eriksdale Museum

15 Station Lane and Main Street, Eriksdale

Our museum is a municipal heritage site featuring a creamery museum with various types of churns used for making butter and highlighting the role creameries played in small communities.

Our choice for our barn quilt is the churn dash pattern.  Our choice of colours stemmed from a green trim on the building and yellow for butter.  The barn quilt was painted by Trevor Scott and Adam Mikula, Eriksdale Museum summer students.

Access to Property:  Yes

Manitoba Wheat Stalk

2018

Friesen Family

9065 Highway 68, West of Arborg

I wanted something distinctly Manitoban so I chose the wheat stalk.

Access to Property: Please respect owners' privacy

Prairie Crocus

2015

Family Fabrics

334 – 1st Avenue, Arborg

Provincial flower of Manitoba

Access to Property:  Yes

Geese Around the Rock

2016

Curling Rink

417 Recreation Centre, Arborg

Located on the east side of the curling rink, the quilt portrays "The Rock" and highlights the history of curling in Arborg as it is located beside the World's Largest Curling Rock.  Curling has a long history in rural communities and it still provides opportunities for people of all ages to remain active and vibrant.  This quilt was designed by local quilter, Janice Skene, and painted by the children who attended Summer Camp at the Arborg Bifrost Recreation Centre during the summer of 2016.  A plaque with their names has been mounted with the barn quilt.   

Access to Property:  Yes

Maple Leaves

2015

Skene/Judge Family

452 David Street, Arborg

I love maple leaves and feel they are important as symbols of Canada and all it represents.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Harvest Sun

2015

Arborg and District Multicultural Heritage Village

10135 Hwy 68, East of Arborg

The Chapil family heritage barn was moved onto the Village site and was restored.  Harvest Sun reflects our agricultural community.

Access to Property:  Yes

Together We Live

2015

Hurst/Andersen Family

#18108 Road 126 N, 1/4 miles west of Highway 8

Along  the driveway south of the Andersen Berries sign. People are welcome to use the driveway to turn around at the house.

Andersen Berries started in 1996, years after Frode emigrated to Canada from Denmark to start grain farming.  Frode sold his first berries out of the back of his pickup truck beside the small patch, hoping for someone to show up to buy them after he had put up posters in the neighbourhood.  Now, 20+ years later, Frode and Tamara run a well-known U-Pick, hiring many local workers from April to October to make the picking in July possible.  People coming by during picking season are welcome to come pick if the signs are out.

The quilt block design is symbolic of both our ethnic backgrounds (Danish and Canadian flags), and our lives together, strawberry and grain farming.  Tamara's Metis background is visible with Mother Turtle (border) as she supports our world on her back.  We are both very aware of our world and know we must work together, with nature, to survive and thrive.

Access to Property:  Yes, during picking season

Lady Slipper

2015

Silver Community Centre

SW 35-21-2E, Road 125 N, Slightly east of Highway 7, Silver

Wild Lady Slipper flowers grow wild in this area.

Access to Property:  Yes

My Old Tractor

2016

Arborg Ag Society Antique Tractor Pull Site

Silver Community Centre

SW 35-21-2E, Road 125 N, Slightly east of Highway 7, Silver

This barn quilt recognizes those who love antique tractors.

Access to Property:  Yes

Mariner's Compass

2017

Sandulak/Clarke Family

23 Lake Drive, Glen Bay Subdivision

Living on the shore of Lake Winnipeg, we decided to use a mariner theme.  The compass brings the sea to mind as captains used the compass to find their way home.  We chose the blue background to represent the water of our vast "inland ocean."

Access to Property:  Yes

 

Maple Leaf

2017

Stefanson Family

18124 PR 231, Northwest Corner of Hwy 231 and Hwy 8, on Hwy 231

This quilt was a tribute to Canada's 150 celebrations.  It seemed a fitting way to show how blessed we feel to live in Canada.

Access to Property:  Please respect owner's privacy

May Flowers

2015

Bellefeuille Family

1 Loni Street, Loni Beach

Liked the block and painted it to be colourful.

Access to Property:  Yes

Star on the Horizon

2016

Gimli New Horizons

17 North Colonization Road

(Off alley close to stop sign at 5th Avenue North)

Gimli New Horizons is an Activity Centre where we focus on programs that get you moving and thinking.  We are continually developing our programs to provide interesting, age-appropriate, challenging, and fun environments for our members - our stars - who range in age from 55 years old to 95 years young.  Please visit our website at www.gimlinewhorizons.com

Access to Property:  Yes

Gimli Fish

2016

RM of Gimli, Outdoor Stage

5th Avenue and Amisk, Gimli

Gimli relies heavily on the fishing industry.  The block represents fish and the spirit of Gimli.  Yellow and Blue are the colours of the RM of Gimli

Access to Property:  Yes

Ohio Star and Peace and Plenty

2015 and 2016

74 Solvin Road, Gimli (Back lane)

The Wenzel family has since moved but their barn quilts are still available for viewing!

Access to Property:  Please respect owner's privacy

 

Stepping Stones and Variable Star

2015 and 2019

Newman Family

122 Autumnwood, Gimli

The Stepping Stones quilt block was won at the Lakeside Quilters Show in Winnipeg Beach in 2014.

My neighbour paints barn quilt blocks and she had set them outside on her lawn.  I picked the blue and yellow star as the one that I liked best.  I love happy colours.

Access to Property:  Yes

Thimble Blossoms

2017

Hebert Family

SW Corner of Highway 9 and Willow Creek Road (107N), Gimli

Blue for the house and Studio and purple for the Studio door, and a remembrance of our two precious cats.  Cat’ch Yer Eye Studio is on the WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour.  Look for their work on www.watchthewave.ca.

Access to Property:  Yes

Friendship Block

2015

Kerns Family

246 - 6th Avenue, Winnipeg Beach

During two road trips through the eastern United States a few years ago, I was amazed by the beautiful quilt art adorning barns, sheds, and businesses and decided I needed to make a barn quilt for myself.  In September 2012, armed with the necessary supplies and a quilt pattern to celebrate friendships of over 50 years, I set up shop on my dining room table and painted my first barn quilt. It is mounted on my shed which can be seen from our sunroom and I smile every time I look at it.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Pinwheel and Star - Removed for the Winter

2018

McMurrich Family

335 Prospect Street, Winnipeg Beach

My first barn quilt was my favourite block, a 9-Patch; but it just didn't suit as a barn quilt.  So, conferring with my son and daughter-in-law, decided on this one.  Much better!

Access to Property:  Yes

Dogtooth Violet

2016

Parker/Mackenzie Families

121 - 2nd Avenue, Winnipeg Beach

I like the name and how many colour combinations potentially work with this design.  The design is simple but also has possibilities for more intricate additions.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Mariner's Compass

2016

Prospect Avenue at Laurel, Winnipeg Beach

This barn quilt is displayed at Lake Agassiz Marina, Winnipeg Beach,  so the Mariner's Compass design is perfect.

Access to Property:  No, private property

Carpenter's Star

2016

Kushner Family

113 Park Avenue, Winnipeg Beach

I work in the construction field.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Sailing the Day Away

2016

Scott Family

119 Park Avenue, Winnipeg Beach

This is a quilt design I originally made in 1981.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Double Pinwheel and Flying Geese

2016

Dykes Family

343 Silverdale Avenue, North Side of Street, Winnipeg Beach

Designed by Bonnie Dykes

After working on so many barn quilts last summer for our newly developed Interlake Barn Quilt Trail, I decided I needed my own barn quilt for my front yard.

Access to Property:  Yes

Pelican's Pouch

2017

Studio 410, Gayle Halliwell

410 Silverdale, Winnipeg Beach

Pelican’s Pouch is the symbol for local artist, Gayle Halliwell and her Studio 410 in the lakeside community of Winnipeg Beach. Blue for the unique water and skyscapes, a bird representing the soaring feeling when creating art works, and the pouch symbolizing Lake Winnipeg’s bounty.  For more information about Gayle’s many works of art and her involvement in the Interlake WAVE Artists' Studio Tour, visit www.gaylehalliwell.com or www.watchthewave.ca

Access to Property:  Yes

Prairie Rose

2018

Strollway and River, Winnipeg Beach

Winnipeg Beach Age Friendly Initiative

The floral theme compliments the Community Gardens

Access to Property:  Yes

See it at Winnipeg Beach

2015

Winnipeg Beach Community Centre

32 Hamilton Avenue, Winnipeg Beach

Designed by Bonnie Dykes

Depicts the sunshine and activities of Winnipeg Beach

Access to Property:  Yes

Wind Blown

2015

Solmundson’s Greenhouse

#17098 PR 229, West of Hwy 8, Sandy Hook

Designed by Bonnie Dykes. 

Wind Blown reminds her of the prairies pattern idea from the book, Flying Geese Colours, by Gail Garber.

Access to Property:  Yes

Massachusetts Star

2015

Hunter Family

3044 Prout Road 17E, R.M. St. Andrews

Off PR 229, West of Hwy 8

This is the first block I made in a quilting class given by my friend and mentor, Heather Lair. It represents a shift in my life as I am now a full-time fibre artist.  It was an opening for me to quilting which led to visual arts of many different mediums.  So, in a way, this honours my quilting roots and celebrates my gratitude to Heather.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

The People who Enrich our Lives

2018

Stouffer Family

13016 Highway 229, Between Highways 8 and 7

We created this barn quilt as a project with a few of my students in Grade 8 Art at Dr. George Johnson Middle School.  I drew it for them and my boys primed and taped it.  Some of my girls painted the larger areas and some finished the finer parts.  We started in October and finished this April.  I chose the design because it reflects the star as all of the people in our lives and those who are no longer with us.

Access to Property:  Yes

Morning Star Variation

2018

Rieder Family

105093 Road 7E

Morning Star is often favoured by aboriginal and Metis quilters for many, many decades.

Access to Property:  Please respect owners' privacy

Original by Betty Jackson and

Star

2015

Dunnottar Station and Ponemah Art Centre

27 Central Avenue, Ponemah

In 2010, Elaine Twanow and Betty painted the barn quilts to brighten up the area and to advertise their yearly quilt show.

Access to Property:  Yes

 

My Stars

2015

Matlock Recreation Club

77 Matlock Road, Matlock

Sharon Litzenberger and Betty painted this block for the quilting group, "Sew 'n Sews," which meets every Monday morning all year round.  The block is displayed on the front of the Recreation Centre.

Access to Property:  Yes

Friendship Star and Bear Claw

2018

Maslowski Family (Cedar House Quilting)

6907 Henderson Highway, Gonor

Built in ca. 1974, the building was originally an indoor pool. We hadn’t used the pool for a long time and in 2016 converted the space for the business area of a home based quilting business, appropriately named Cedar House Quilting. With only high windows on the large wall facing the road we have been thinking ever since we first heard of the idea of a barn quilt that this would be an ideal location for one. Voila!

The friendship star is a traditional block. Helen designed a simple constellation of friendship stars as homage to the many wonderful people we’ve met since she ventured into the quilting universe. The colours were chosen to complement the colours of the building.

The bear claw design is a traditional quilt block. We chose this design to honour the many creatures with whom we share our home including the occasional black bear.

As with our first barn quilt, the colours were chosen to complement the colours of the building.

Access to Property:  Yes

Canada Goose

2018

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

1 Snow Goose Bay

The barn quilt is mounted on a viewing blind that was originally built on the east side of the Marsh.  It was moved to its present location in 2016 and officially opened in 2017.  It offers visitors a chance to observe the diverse wetland wildlife in one of the busiest ponds at Oak Hammock Marsh.  This is a great spot for wildlife photographers.

Access to Property:  Yes

 

Stepping Stones

2019

Teulon and District Museum

To mark Teulon's centennial year.  The artist liked the idea of Stepping Stones to connect generations: today's quilters to their resourceful pioneers, stepping back in history.  The colour blue represents the sky and water, light yellow for the grain fields, and red with rust undertones for the red barns.

Access to Property:  Yes from June to September.  Closed October to May.

 

Maple Leaf

2019

Clandeboye Community Hall (Second Avenue)

The Hall celebrated 80 years in 2017.  It is a busy place serving the needs of our community.  The Maple Leaf, painted by Helma Rogge Rehires, was purchased in support of Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail and as a way to participate in the Trail.

Access to Property:  Yes

Double Pinwheel and Flying Geese

2019

Clandeboye Community Hall (Main Street)

The Hall celebrated 80 years in 2017.  It is a busy place serving the needs of our community.  The Double Pinwheel and Flying Geese is an original design by Bonnie Dykes and was painted by Bonnie. It was purchased in support of Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail and as a way to participate in the Trail.

Star

2019

Hawes Family

313 Eveline Street, Selkirk

This barn quilt is a gift from my sister, Wendy Church. It is visible from Eveline Street which is a busy street in the City of Selkirk. Eveline is part of the Trans Canada Trail and also Veterans Memorial Drive!

Access to Property:  Yes

 
 

Sunshine Block

2019

Grieve Family

1005 Linklater Road, St. Andrews

The Sunshine Block was designed by Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell - McCall's Quilting.  Wendy painted it in Darlene's favourite colours and added the initial "G" to personalize it.

Access to Property:  Yes

 

Canada 150 and West Interlake Trading Company

2019

WITC Grain Elevator

The crown jewel of the West Interlake Trading Company (WITC) sits silently along the railroad tracks in Warren, Manitoba keeping watch over the small prairie town. Built in 1948, “The Sentinel” dominates the prairie skyline, as the only building of its size in the surrounding area, and offers a unique look into the past as one of few remaining elevators in Manitoba.

Today, the elevator proudly displays two 12'x12' barn quilts, one with the Canada 150 logo and the other with the WITC logo.  

Access to Property:  Yes

 

Financial assistance from Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage from 2015 to 2017

is gratefully acknowledged.

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