Evelyn Johnsons Quilt Barn Project
By Samantha Tengelitsch 9/14/09
Author Evelyn Johnson became interested in barns when her children purchased an old barn on Old Mission in 2002. I thought Id research the barn and surprise them with its history.
That research spurred Johnsons passion for barn preservation and lead her to write the book, Barns of Old Mission Peninsula, published in 2006. Following publication of the book, Johnson knew she wanted to do more.
I had heard of these Quilt Barn Trails in Kentucky and Ohio, so on a trip down to Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky, Johnson convinced her friends to head off the beaten path.