Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt
A Bicentennial Legacy Project
Pike County Indiana - The Lemmon Barn

In 2016 we will be celebrating the Bicentennial year for the state of Indiana and also of Pike County. Pike County was the first county formed after Indiana became a state. You may hear references of Legacy Projects sponsored by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission throughout the upcoming year. One of those projects is the Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt. They were asking for a 6 inch block (finished size) from each county. As of several days ago there were 6 counties that they still needed a quilt block from and Pike County was one of them. With not much time to plan, a local barn was selected that we had a photograph of. The quilt square was put together this morning with one cutting, one sewing, and another giving encouragement. The block is literally in the mail on the way to the State House.

The Lemmon Barn is a kit barn and was put on a boat in Portersville, Indiana. It was brought down the river to Petersburg, Indiana and erected on the property of Shelby Clay Lemmon at 1104 Vincennes Ave c. 1890. 

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