Quilting Weekends, Mercersburg Inn

Quilting Weekends, Mercersburg Inn

July 15th, 2022 – July 17th, 2022 & November 11th, 2022 – November 13th, 2022
Bring your enthusiasm and your supplies to a quilting retreat** and we will have for you a well-lit room, plenty of space, and a great instructor.
Frankie resides in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
She belongs to Everybody’s Quilt Guild in nearby Westminster, MD.
She has had a lifelong love of quilting. Her expertise includes paper piecing, appliquéing by machine, machine quilting and hand dyeing her own fabric.
She has been the quilting instructor at the Inn for over six years.
If you have enjoyed any of Jennifer Chiaverini’s novels and you are searching for your own Elm Creek Manor, you have found it.
Mexican Stars
Create a beautiful quilt that has the illusion of curves but uses only straight-line piecing.  This stunning pattern requires just a five fabric palette.   Come south of the border, Mexican Stars will take you into the next dimension of quilting!
Size:  34 1/2” X 34 1/2”
Technique:  Machine Pieced
Experience:  Confident Beginner
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Quilting Weekends, Mercersburg Inn

Quilting Weekends, Mercersburg Inn

March 25th, 2022 – March 27th, 2022
Bring your enthusiasm and your supplies to a quilting retreat** and we will have for you a well-lit room, plenty of space, and a great instructor.
Frankie resides in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
She belongs to Everybody’s Quilt Guild in nearby Westminster, MD.
She has had a lifelong love of quilting. Her expertise includes paper piecing, appliquéing by machine, machine quilting and hand dyeing her own fabric.
She has been the quilting instructor at the Inn for over six years.
If you have enjoyed any of Jennifer Chiaverini’s novels and you are searching for your own Elm Creek Manor, you have found it.
A Slice of Summer
My first thought is “anyone want a slice of watermelon?”…
Create your very own Log Cabin quilt with a wonderful scrappy feel.
Use your favorite fabrics whether they are from your stash, 1930’s or all the way to batik’s for this traditional beauty!
Skill level:  Confident Beginner
Size:  Throw size quilt thru bed size quilt
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Stitches In Time Barn Quilt Trail Takes Shape

Stitches In Time Barn Quilt Trail Takes Shape

The Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Trail is the newest project of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.  Barn quilts are wooden signs, painted with representations of quilt blocks.  The concept was originally designed 18 years ago in Ohio where they were mounted on barns, hence the name.  Today, these brightly colored blocks are found on barns, businesses, houses, churches or even garden sheds.

Barn quilts have been organized into trails that can be followed, like a scavenger hunt, and have become a huge boost to tourism. Organized trails are found in 43 states and spreading rapidly.  The largest one in PA is found in nearyby Fulton County.  The Frontier Barn Quilt Trail, was only organized about 6 years ago, and now boasts approximately 203 sites.  Bus tours, road rallies, or private care trips are popular – just go to the website and download their maps.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau “Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Trail” will launch in the upcoming weeks.  FCVB is in the process of painting the first 30 squares.  The average size is 4 -t, some are 2 and 3-ft. square, and the largest is to 8-ft., particularly when the site is viewed from a distance.

Learn more about the Barn Quilt Trail here.

Special thanks to Franklin County CTA Linda Hartman for authoring the story about the Franklin County Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Trail. Linda is an avid member of the Chambersburg Quilt Guild and approached the Franklin County Visitors Bureau in 2016 about the possibilities of a county-wide barn quilt trail.