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It has been my great pleasure to  travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts!--for ten years!  My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.  Please email suziparron@gmail.com or phone 678-478-6906 for further information.
I stumbled across my first barn quilt in 2008; I immediately looked for a book with more information on barn quilts, I found that none existed--so I decided to write one!  Quilt trail founder Donna Sue Groves provided me with lots of contacts and background information, and I set out. After two years of weekends and my summers off while teaching, I finished the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.” The book follows the quilt trail as it expanded and tells the stories of those who have created barn quilts. Within two years, so many new quilt trails had merged that it was clear that another book was in order.  I set out again and traveled all of the way to California and back, visiting quilt trails. “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” was released in May of 2016. 
Barn Quilt Info
2022
Now offering lectures Via  ZOOM only! If your guild is unable to meet in person, we can still “visit” virtually!  My slide show adapts perfectly to the Zoom platform.  Once your guild is meeting in person, you might find that your budget (or the chance of winter weather) makes having a guest speaker difficult.  To fill that need, I will continue to offer my lecture via Zoom in coming years. 
Eustis, FL ** Land O’Lakes,, FL** ZOOM Jupiter, FL** ZOOM Melbourne, FL** Vero Beach, FL** ZOOM
Lake County Guild Cypress Creek Quilters Northern Star Guild Palm Beach Quilters Northern Star Quilters Seaside Piecemakers Sunbonnet Sue Guild Westside Los Angeles Guild
2023
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ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM Smith Mountain Lake, VA Concord, NC** ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM Porter, IN** Champaign, IL** Champaign, IL** Blue Ash, OH** Manassas, VA** ZOOM Brookfield, CT** ZOOM ZOOM Sebago, ME** Homosassa, FL** ZOOM Taunton, MA** Walpole, MA** Millersville, MD Linthicum, MD Snellville, GA** Athens, GA**
San Antonio Guild Ottawa Valley Quilters Quinobequin Quilters Villages Quilters, San Diego Chelmsford Guild Boundary Bay Quilters VA Consortium of Quilters Retreat Cabarrrus Quilters Boundary Bary Quilters Sunset Slope Quilters East Texas Guild String A Long Guild Parkland College Workshop Illini Country Quilters Ohio Valley Quilt Guild Stone House Quilters Virginia Quilt Museum Cotton Candy Fabrics Lancaster Modern Guild Great Lakes Guild Sew-Clusion Retreat Creative Quilters Workshop Capital Quilters, Raleigh, NC Silver City Guild Rhododendron Needlers Eternal Quilters Friendship Quilters Gwinnett Quilters Cotton Patch Quilters
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Barn Quilt Info
I travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts  in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.  Please email suziparron@gmail.com or phone 678-478- 6906 for further information.
2022
Now offering quilt guild lectures via ZOOM  ONLY! If your quilt guild is meeting via Zoom, my program is perfect for the online platform!   The slideshow format adapts perfectly to Zoom, and guilds have really enjoyed being able to bring a full program to their members. To see a sample of how my barn quilt Zoom program looks, you can view a couple of brief videos on Youtube by clicking HERE Any questions at all?  Please get in touch.  Suziparron@gmail.com                     
2023
Feb 7 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 23 Apr 7
Eustis, FL ** Land O’Lakes, FL** ZOOM New Port Richey, FL** Jupiter, FL** Melbourne, FL** Vero Beach, FL** ZOOM
Lake County Guild Cypress Creek Guild Northern Star Guild West Pasco Guild Palm Beach Quilters Seaside Piecemakers Sunbonnet Sue Guild Westside Los Angeles Guild
Jan 8 Jan 10 Jan 11 Feb 12 Feb 28 Apr 19 Apr 28 May 10 May 28 June 8 June 9 Jun 13 Jul 14 Jul 27 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 8 Aug 20 Aug 22 Sep 6 Sep 8 Sep 16 Sep 21 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 19 Nov 10 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 15
ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM Smith Mountain Lake, VA Concord, NC** ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM Lee’s Summit, MO** Porter, IN** Champaign, IL** Champaign, IL** Blue Ash, OH** Manassas, VA** ZOOM Brookfield, CT** ZOOM ZOOM Sebago, ME** Homosassa, FL** ZOOM Taunton, MA** Walpole, MA** Millersville, MD Linthicum, MD Snellville, GA** Athens, GA**
San Antonio Guild Ottawa Valley Quilters Quinobequin Quilters Villages Quilters, San Diego Chelmsford Guild Boundary Bay Quilters VA Consortium of Quilters Retreat Cabarrrus Quilters Boundary Bary Quilters Sunset Slope Quilters East Texas Guild Lee’s Summit Quilters String A Long Guild Parkland College Workshop Illini Country Quilters Ohio Valley Quilt Guild Stone House Quilters Virginia Quilt Museum Cotton Candy Fabrics Lancaster Modern Guild Great Lakes Guild Sew-Clusion Retreat Creative Quilters Workshop Capital Quilters, Raleigh, NC Silver City Guild Rhododendron Needlers Eternal Quilters Friendship Quilters Gwinnett Quilters Cotton Patch Quilters