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Adams County's "Clothesline of Quilts"

Donna Sue Groves had a dream to someday honor her mother with a large painting on their barn of her mother's passion, quilting. That one beautiful dream has now lead to more than the planned 21 quilt squares, throughout Adams County and beyond! Donna teamed up with the P.A.C.T. (Planning Adams County's Tomorrow) Organization & after applying& receiving a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, began the counties colorful display of historical quilt squares. The idea soon spread. The Adams County Chamber of Commerce made a contribution, along with several local businesses, and residence. Some of which, financed and designed their own square.

Here is a list of the names of the squares & where they are located.


Lemon Star

The Lemon Star can be found one mile West out of the Village of Manchester on Rt. 52 at Moyer’s Winery Restaurant.

St Rt 52
Manchester, OH


Ohio Star

The Ohio Star can be found at Lewis Mountain Herbs & Everlasting. Leaving the village of Manchester go East 6 miles to the intersection of Rt. 247 North, turn left and follow Rt. 247 approximately 2 ½ miles. Leaving West Union take 247 South. Lewis Mountain Herbs is 7 miles.

St Rt 247
Manchester, OH

Sawtooth Star

The Sawtooth Star is located on the right hand side of Rt. 52 East. Leaving the village of Manchester follow Rt. 52 East approximately 6 ½ miles, ¼ mile past the intersection of Rt. 247.

St Rt 52
Rome, OH

Pinwheel

The Pinwheel is located at the Swayne residence on the right hand side of Gift Ridge Rd. From the village of Manchester follow Rt. 52 6 miles to the Rt. 247 intersection. Follow 247 north approximately 2 miles; turn left onto Gift Ridge Rd. Follow Gift Ridge Rd. approximately 1 ¼ miles, approximately 150 feet from The Counterfeit House.

Gift Ridge Rd
Manchester, OH

Windmill

The WindMillis located at the intersection of Rt. 247 and Beasley Fork Rd. Leaving the village of Manchester, follow Rt. 52 East 6 miles to the Rt. 247 intersection. Turn Left onto 247 north, follow 247 north approximately 4miles. The quilt square is located on the right hand side.

St Rt 247 and Beasley Fork Rd
West Union, OH

Liberty Star

The Liberty Star is located at the White Star Restaurant in Peebles. From West Union follow Rt. 41 North, at the Rt. 32 intersection enter the town of Peebles, go approximately 3 ½ miles. The Liberty Star is located on the right hand side.

Main St
Peebles, OH

Two Le Moyne Stars

The two Le Moyne Stars are located at the Goodseed Farm outside of Peebles. From West Union follow Rt. 41 North to Rt. 32. Enter the town of Peebles and turn left at the first light onto Vine St. Follow Vine St. approximately 500 feet to the stop sign. At the stop sign, turn right onto Old Rt. 32. Follow Old Rt. 32 three Miles. The Goodseed farm is on the right hand side.

Old St Rt 32
Peebles, OH



Nine Patch

The Nine Patch is located at the Fulton’s Residence. From West Union follow Rt. 41 to the intersection of Rt. 32. Continue straight on Rt. 41 through the town of Peebles. Approximately 8 miles out of Peebles is the town of Locust Grove, make a left on Rt. 73 West, follow 73 approximately 1 ¼ miles, the quilt square is located on the left.

St Rt 73
Peebles, OH

Hour Glass

The Hour Glass was located across from Woodland Alters Retreat. Unfortunately the barn was blown down in a wind storm and is no longer visible.

St Rt 41
Peebles, OH

Clay's Choice

Clay’s Choice is Located on Rt. 32 west. Follow Rt. 247 north out of West Union approximately 10 miles. At the intersection of Rt.32 and Rt. 247 turn left. Continue approximately 4 ½ miles on Rt. 32 west. The barn is located on the right hand side before you reach the Winchester corporation limits.

St Rt 32 and N Graces Run Rd
Winchester, OH

Snail's Trail

A 1920’s book shows a photograph of one done in rose and white calling it a “modern quilt”. It is a close relative of the Indiana Puzzle. From West Union take Rt. 247 south approximately 8 miles and make a left at Germany Ridge Road (there is Church at the intersection of Rt. 247 and Germany Road) Go out Germany Ridge road approximately 2/10 of a mile. Barn is located on left side.

3324 Germany Hill Rd
Manchester, OH

Old Maid's Puzzle

Another early pattern dating to 1895, there are many variations depending on color placement. It was very popular through the 1920-30s. Go East on Rt. 125 from West Union 6.25 miles and turn left on Weaver Rd. (just after crossing Ohio Brush Creek), go about .25 miles and the barn is on your left.

380 Weaver Rd
West Union, OH

Monkey Wrench

Monkey Wrench is located on Brush Creek Farm. From West Union take Rt. 247 south about 5 miles. At intersection of Rt. 247 and Beasley Fork Road take a left off 247 onto Beasley Fork Road. Follow for 2/10 mile thru bridge. At stop sign make a right on Waggoner Riffle Road. Barn is on the right.

1818 Waggoner Riffle Rd
West Union, OH

Shoo Fly

Shoo Fly was popular before printed patterns became available. It has many variations such as Ducks and Ducklings and Handy Andy. From West Union take Rt. 247 north about 2 miles, barn is on the west side of 247.

9999 St Rt 41
West Union, Ohio

Friendship Star

An 1885-1930 periodical identified this pattern as Simplex Star. In 1939 it was published as Lost Goslin’. When set up without sashing between the squares it takes on a very different look. From West Union follow Rt. 125 east approximately 3 miles and turn left on Vaughn Road. Barn is 1.3 miles on left.

1092 Vaughn Rdg
West Union, Ohio

Brown Goose

An early (1829) dated quilt calls this Brown Goose and is made from brown calicoes. It was also known as Gray Goose when gray calicoes were used. It later became Devil’s Claws or Double Z. From Winchester take Rt. 136 south 5 miles to Cherry Fork and make a right to Eckmansville road. Go about 1.6 miles, barn is on the left. The Brown Goose is no longer up


5213 Eckmansville Road
Winchester, OH

Broken Dishes

Although simple in constructions, this pattern can be used to create complex quilts, many using two or three colors. It was also popular as a scrap quilt. The Kansas Star published it as The Double Square in the 1920's. From West Union take St Rt 125 East

21309 St Rt. 125
Blue Creek,
OH

Dutchman's Puzzle

Many old quilts using this pattern have been found around Staten and Manhattan Islands in New York. This was an area of early Dutch settlement and perhaps the name comes from them. It is based on the windmill pattern.

Located at the new business "Granny's Place"
St Rt 32 and Burnt Cabin Rd
Seaman, OH 45144

Corner Ohio Star

Corner - Ohio Star
Along the Manchester Waterfront on the corner of Stark Ave. at Front St.

Front St
Manchester, OH

Hovering Hawks

Hovering Hawks is one of many blocks depicting birds. The earliest mention of it was 1929. From Main St. turn next to Snappy's Pizza onto Walnut St. Slow down as you start to turn to your right on to North High St. The quilt square is on the cut of corner of the building on your right.

39 Walnut St
Peebles, Ohio



Bronze Star

St Rt 247 South
Manchester, Ohio

Double T

871 Spurgeon Hill Road
West Union, Ohio

Bow Tie

1191 Vaughn Ridge
West Union, Ohio

Vogler's Quilt Barn

Adams County's newest Quilt square. Hung up over the weekend of Sept. 22 & 23, 2007

Coon Hill Rd
Cherry Fork, Ohio

Brush Creek Rd Quilt Barn

Another one of Adams County's newest Quilt squares. Found April 2008.

Brush Creek Rd
Manchester, Ohio

Chestnut Ridge Rd Quilt Barn

Another one of Adams County's newest Quilt squares. Found May 2008.

Chestnut Ridge Rd
West Union, Ohio

Carpenter Star Quilt Barn

Another one of Adams County's newest Quilt squares. Found July 2008.

Baily Rd
West Union, Ohio

Lots of Little Surprises

All along US 52 between Manchester and Scioto County!

Plus, many, many more that we can't keep up with!