The Quilts

Loudoun Museum and the Waterford Foundation have quilts made in Loudoun in the 19th and 20th centuries in their collections. Dozens of other designs were used in the area. Each pattern has artistic and historical significance.



Apple Pie Ridge Star

The Apple Pie Ridge Quilt Square, soon to be featured at the Bond Street Barn in WaterfordThe Apple Pie Ridge Quilt Square, soon to be featured at the Bond Street Barn in Waterford The Apple Pie Ridge Star block is typically formed with four “quarter” sections of an appliqué, often sewn in a red solid or print fabric on white. This quilt block design will soon be displayed on the Bond Street Barn in the village of Waterford.



Bear's Paw

The Bear's Paw pattern dates to the 1800sThe Bear's Paw pattern dates to the 1800s

The Bear’s Paw block pattern is a traditional quilt block pattern from the 1800s. This design is coming soon to Bear Chase Brewery in Bluemont Virginia!



Carpenter's Wheel or Carpenter's Star

A brightly colored Carpenter's Wheel quilt block.A brightly colored Carpenter's Wheel quilt block.Carpenter's Wheel is a measuring device, used to measure such things as fence lines, walls and wherever a tape measure won’t work well. This complex pattern is one of several block designs used as code for slaves escaping on the underground Railroad. Displaying a Carpenter's Wheel conveyed the message to pack for a journey by wagon. This quilt square will soon be displayed on the barn at Franklin Park Arts Center.



Grape Basket

This Grape Basket quilt square design will soon be appearing on the Tasting Rooms at Fabbioli CellarsThis Grape Basket quilt square design will soon be appearing on the Tasting Rooms at Fabbioli CellarsThe Ladies' Art Company pattern business sold this design as Grape Basket beginning in the late 19th century. The Grape Basket Quilt square will soon be hung on the outside of the tasting Room at Fabbioli Cellars.



Loudoun Daisy

The Loudoun Daisy designThe Loudoun Daisy design The Loudoun Daisy quilt block is a new design created by Jill Evans-Kavaldjian and is the official logo for the Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail. This quilt block design will soon be displayed on the Moutoux Orchards barn in Wheatland.



Virginia Reel

The Virginia Reel Quilt PatternThe Virginia Reel Quilt Pattern The Virginia Reel design is composed of four quilt blocks pieced together as above. Although the block is formed with straight stitching lines throughout, the specific placement of light and dark colors creates an illusion of curves and rotation, as in a barn dance. This quilt square will soon be gracing a small barn at George's Mill Farm.



Wedding Ring
Double Wedding Ring Quilt blockDouble Wedding Ring Quilt block
The Wedding Ring pattern relies on placement of the quilt blocks so that they create a pattern of interlocking rings. The colorful wedding ring quilt square will soon be mounted on the barn at Sylvanside Farm, a popular wedding venue in Loudoun.

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