Suzi Parron visits Greenfield 2009

The Greenfield Historical Society welcomed Suzi Parron, Stone Mountain, Georgia, on November 14, 2009. Suzi is writing Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement and was in the area to interview various people who were involved in creating quilt trails across the country for her book. Suzi met with various historical society members and some of the owners of quilt barns in the Greenfield area. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the upcoming book.

(l. to r.) Patsy Smith, Jan Irvin, Suzi Sharpe of the Historical Society hosted Suzi Parron, Atlanta Georgia author and teacher. Here Suzi and Debbie Beatty discuss the Log Cabin quilt on the Beatty barn and its significance in the Beatty history of the Underground Railroad.

Debbie and Suzi in front of the Beatty barn quilt pattern.

Mary Ann Larkin points out one of her barn quilt patterns to Suzi. The Larkins have a pattern on each of their 2 old barns on their Century Farm, both chosen to symbolize the Larkin family connection to Leesburg conductors in the Underground Railroad.

Julia Eselgroth shares the story of her mother's quilt. It was this pattern that Julia put on her barn.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123