The Frontier Barn Quilt Trail Committee is working to produce a full color book of the over two hundred barn quilts located throughout our beautiful county. With the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail being the largest Barn Quilt Trail in the state of Pennsylvania, we feel it appropriate to produce a quality product that folks can enjoy for years to come.
The book will include both up-close and landscape pictures of each quilt along with the story that each barn quilt host has written about their creation(s). The stories share faimily and local history, personal interests, dedications, the past and current uses of the barns and facilities of which they adorn and many other interesting facts about their quilt blocks.
To produce this book, the committee is in of local volunteers to help with the project. We need folks willing to canvas the county and take photographs, edit and proof stories, assist in layout, and finally••• and most important, to help raise funding.
So, if you have been looking for a way to give back to your community and have fun at the same time, this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your photography skills, writing or editing skills, adn fund raising skills. We are a very welcoming group of volunteers who can certainly use your help and make for a fun time to boot.
Being a self funded organization with limited financial resources, and in order to produce a quality product, we are faced with the challenge of raising the required monies to successfully produce this treasure. The Frontier Barn Quilt Trail Committee is not looking to profit from this endeavor, however with quoted costs of between $10,000 and $13,000 and up, to print and bind the books, we need to come up with creative ways to finance this project. One suggestion is to sell advanced subscriptions with the opportunity to personally address copy(ies) to sons, daughters, grandchildren or friends of whom they may wish to dedicate a copy. There would be a separate and specifix section dedicated to these personal offerings, comments and well wishes in the book.
The committee is currently promoting the local road rally to be held on Oct. 6th to help with some fund raising and they are also looking into other events to help generate local interest in attracting tourism and fund raising as well.
Thanks goes out to our local VFW•FOVA655 who has contributed $1,000 to the book project to help kick off our fund raising challenge.
Anyone interested in supporting and volunteering for this local project may contact the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail P.O. Box 132, McConnellsburg, Pa 17233. Or you may call or email Mike Crampton at 717-830-5953 or email at INFO@FRONTIERBARNQUILTTRAIL.COM. Mark any "very appreciated" financial donations to the "FBQT Book Project" with checks made out to the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail.