Barn Quilt Art for Sale!

If you are interested in viewing or purchasing

one of the following Barn Quilts,

please contact us at interlakebarnquilts@gmail.com

The designs are painted on Crezon Plycore, a signboard designed for outdoor use.  

We use 2 or 3 coats of Primer and Exterior Latex Paint

to prevent fading.

Pelican's Pouch, 4'x4', $200.00

SOLD

Pelican's Pouch was designed by local artist, Gayle Halliwell.   Gayle chose a pelican to represent the soaring feeling she gets when creating her artworks while its pouch symbolizes Lake Winnipeg's bounty.  This barn quilt celebrates the Interlake and its creative community.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Mariner's Compass, 4'x4', $200.00

Seafarers used the mariner's compass to help navigate on the seas - over 2000 years ago!  The first known quilt using the Mariner's Compass design was made in 1726 in England.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Card Trick, 4'x4', $200.00

This is a relatively modern block first published in The Perfect Patchwork Primer in 1976.  For such a recent addition to the blocks repertoire, it has become a standard classic.  The pattern is made entirely using half- and quarter-square triangles - not squares, so that's the trick!  The quilt block celebrates the fun and mischief in creating things that fool the mind.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Bear's Paw, 4'x4', $200.00

With roots in the Anishinaabe tradition, the Bear often symbolizes healing and protection.  Some theories say that this quilt block was used to guide escaped slaves to food or water.  The block was a signal that they were on the right track and following the block would lead them to shelter and resources.  The colours of the Bear's Paw celebrate the importance of the Bear to our indigenous cultures.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Pinwheel, 4'x4', $200.00

As with many quilt blocks, the Pinwheel was representative of sites common on farms and in small towns in America in the 1800's and early 1900's.  This block represents water pump windmills.  Modern pinwheels are toys for children, mounted on sticks, that create beautiful patterns when blown by the wind or movement.  This celebrates the joy and laughter that children bring to our world.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Dresden Plate, 4'x4', $200.00

The Dresden Plate block was named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany, and these quilts brightened many a household during the Great Depression of the 1930's.  The pattern is still popular today since all types of fabric can be combined to produce a cheerful, pleasing quilt.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Whirlpool, 2'x2', $100.00

Whirlpool is also known as "Windblown Star."  This block has been known since at least the 1700's as it was found in a quilt in Maine in 1778.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Pinwheel and Flying Geese, 2'x2', $100.00

SOLD

This is an original design by Bonnie Dykes of Winnipeg Beach.  The Pinwheel block was representative of water pump windmills common on farms and in small towns in America in the 1800's and early 1900's.  The Flying Geese pattern is said to have informed escaping slaves to follow migrating geese toward Canada and to freedom.  Even though these meanings are unconfirmed, Canada's role in helping many to freedom is celebrated.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Peek of Sunshine, 2'x2', $100.00

SOLD

This Peek of Sunshine quilt pattern was designed by Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell, The Quilting Company, and is a blend of traditional and trendy.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail 

Celtic, 2'x2', $100.00

Many of the Celtic symbols found in ancient artwork have inspirational meanings.  Today's Celtic designs assign modern meanings those symbols.  The interlaced knot is an image of infinity and today means love and devotion.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail  

Maple Leaf, 2'x2', $100.00

SOLD

The Canada block emerged from a slowly developed process that sought to represent the spirit and nature of the people of this great land.  The result is a simple yet powerful motif of the country's emblem - the maple leaf - that softly whispers Canada's story, its nature, and history.  This quilt block celebrates sharing this land as we move forward together to create a peaceful and equal future for all.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail  

Four-Patch Weave, 2'x2', $100.00

An adaptation of the Four-Patch block, this design suggested weaving so Celia Eddy Krause, author of "The Quilter's Block Bible," named it to suit the design.  Weaving has long been a symbol of the work of women and has roots in indigenous cultures depicting important motifs.  This barn quilt celebrates the interdependence of things - people, our environment, our history, and our future.

Proceeds to Selkirk Holiday Alley and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail  

 

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

is gratefully acknowledged.

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