Country Fair #45
8x8ft Barn Quilt - North Trail
Note: McPherson Orchard
This pink and white barn quilt hangs on the barn of the McPherson Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm. The barn is the last remaining barn on the Alexander McPherson farm that was settled in 1801. The 1850 barn was restored in 2006 through a New York State Barn Restoration grant. The fieldstone foundation was rebuilt and the hand-hewn timber frame was straightened.
Marny Frost Cleere painted the barn quilt based on the design of an 1867 family quilt which was pieced by her great, great, great grandmother, Mary Willard. This barn quilt and its story is included in Suzi Perrone’s book on Barn Quilts.