Shut the Garage Door

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The first time I was going to visit my friend, Margaret, she gave me directions to her house that included a description of her garage door. She had good reason to do so as it is quite striking!

While the garage door is definitely one of a kind, it was inspired by the barn quilts that have become popular over the past several years. Margaret’s late husband, Mac, came up with the idea after seeing a painted quilt panel attached to a barn featured on the Vermont PBS show¬†Across the Fence.¬†Margaret referred to a sampler book for ideas then made templates and decided on colors. Using a pencil and ruler she drew the blocks on the door panels. Friends came over one weekend and did most of the painting, with Mac and a neighbor finishing up what was left.

garage door

There’s no doubt about it – a quilter lives here!