Eleanor Burns: American Barns Trunk Show

18 03 2011

After the first day of the Quilting Academy, we were invited to Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day store, and attend her 90 minute American Barns Trunk Show.

She was just like she appears on TV, except even more personable. The American Barns Trunk Show was full of information and techniques  and some history of the barns , the quilt blocks, and the project to get quilt blocks painted onto barns (some 3000 barns now have them). The evening was full of fun, laughter, song and dance (yes, really!). Her whole family is involved, with her son, brand new daughter-in-law and granddaughter all performing or being featured in some way.

While she may try to come across as a little hokey, behind that facade is a very bright and astute businesswoman!

Some pictures from the Trunk Show; click on a small image to see it full size.

Tomorrow is the day I spend in her class — after tonight’s performance, I’m really looking forward to it.



4 responses

18 03 2011
Behind the scenes at Quilt in a Day « At Random

[…] Quilting Academy: Day 1, March 2011 Eleanor Burns: American Barns Trunk Show […]

19 03 2011

Looks like you all had a great time.

20 03 2011
25 03 2011
Quilting Academy: Day 1, March 2011 « At Random

[…] After the day was over, we were all invited to go to Eleanor’s Quilt in a Day store, then stay on to attend her American Barns Trunk Show. […]

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