BATAVIA, Ohio (Oct. 30, 2015) — The Log Cabin Herb Society of Clermont County donated a lavender log cabin quilt block to the Clermont County Park District on Oct. 19. Designed by Log Cabin Society member Lois Sandker and created by John Stadtmiller of Laurel Barn Quilts, the 6-by-6 wood block will be mounted on the barn at the Hartman Log Cabin on U.S. 50 just outside of Owensville, said Park District Director Chris Clingman.
The Clermont County Historical Society has worked for the past year to locate existing barn quilt blocks throughout the county, said President Ron Hill. The Historical Society hopes to identify and publicize all of the county quilt blocks and create a Barn Quilt Trail. Clermont County will be joining numerous counties in Ohio and throughout the United States and Canada where quilt trails are currently part of the landscape.
In 2001, in Adams County, Donna Sue Graves mounted an Ohio Star quilt block on her barn that she created in honor of her mother. Today, Adams County’s Quilt Barn Trail features 46 barn sites.
If you know of any existing quilt blocks on any building in Clermont County, please contact Hill at the Historical Society, P.O. Box 14, Batavia OH 45103 or call 513-753-8672. If you would like to create a block or otherwise become involved in any way with the Clermont County Quilt Block Trail, also please contact Hill.