Garrett County, Maryland is the first county in the State of Maryland to have an official Barn Quilt Trail. This picture is the Summer Star and is the latest addition to the barn quilts with several more on the way. There is a lot of information to be found at www.garrettbarnquilts.org to learn more about the individuals barn quilts and their location. There are even some coloring pages for the kids and an online puzzle!
I am very excited to say that Ridgeview Valley will be getting a barn quilt and it will be unveiled on August 7, 2011 during the 2nd Annual Barn Quilt Festival. Ridgeview Valley is located at 912 Gravelly Run Road, McHenry, MD 21541 and the festival will be held from 1pm to 7pm. Here's a picture of our barn. The design is tippy top secret, but don't you think it will look beautiful nestled here? I think Barnella Quiltbeary has the perfect home!
So now you know about our Bear Trail and Barn Quilt Trail, and upcoming festival aren't you ready to call up your sewing and quilting friends and head for the mountains of western Maryland!! Better yet, let's plan a class or two and make this the ultimate retreat! Or you could plan a family vacation this summer. This is a wonderful place to visit and such a fun place to live. There are so many activities for the family and a nice place to relax. Two of the biggest attractions are Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort. There are a variety of activities to do on the lake: boating, fishing and there is a small beach at Deep Creek Lake State Park! There are a variety of activities at the Wisp too. It's is not just open in the winter for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. They have a variety of activities for the warmer months: a mountain coaster, segway tours, golfing, the Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour, and much, much more. There are plenty of activities for the youngsters too at Playland and Smiley's. Be sure to let me know when you will be in the area!