Central Park Gil Hopson Drive Murray Tree of Life 8x8
This barn quilt was a gift from the Calloway Homemakers to the visitors of Central Park in Murray, It was a simple decision that this old barn in the park was a perfect place for a tree of life pattern.
Murray Electric 204 N 4th St Murray Electric Fan 8x8
This quilt square is a gift to Murray Electric System from the Calloway County Quilt Square Project to thank them for their support in helping hang many of the squares around the county. This pattern is called Electric Fan and uses the black red and white colors of Murray Electric’s logo.
Gish 4164 State Rte 94E Eastern Star 4x4
James “Froggy” Gish and his wife Carolyn are members of Eastern Star. They decided that they would like their Barn Quilt to represent the star. The Order of the Eastern Star is a Freemasonry-related fraternal organization open to both men and women. The emblem of the Order is a 5-pointed, inverted star. The 5 points of the star refer to stories which are inspired by biblical heroines in the Bible.
Adams 974 Murray Paris Road Sunflower 8x8
This beautiful Sunflower makes a beautiful view from the back deck of the Adams home. You need to pull into the driveway and look behind the house because it sits at the back of the property behind the garage so it is easy to miss from the road.
Rudolph 231 Wallace Drive Murray Salior’s Star 4x4
After they moved back to Kentucky when John was discharged from his tour in the navy they started making plans to make their dream come true of creating a sustainable homestead. Their farm name is the INKY Squid Homestead. When Miranda saw the barn quilts all over the place, she knew they needed to have one! This square is dedicated to John and Miranda’s grandfather, Roland, who both served in the Submarine Service of the US Navy.
Murray Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 201 S 4th St Murray - Coming Home 4x4
When the staff of the Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau saw the name of this pattern, they knew it was perfect for them, since Murray’s tag line is “Feels Like Home.” The original pattern colors were changed to match their logo. This freestanding 4x4 square sits outside the visitor center on the court square.
Jackson 2615 Taylor Store Rd Murray 8x8 Ohio Star variation
Barn owned by Ronnie & Donna Lassiter Jackson, 2615 Taylors Store Road, Murray, KY. Barn is situated 1/4 mile north of our home on Taylors Store Road.
This historic barn was built in the 1930’s by Arthur Lassiter, Donna’s grandfather, with lumber cut from his farm. Over the years the stock barn has been primarily used for livestock, feed storage, hay, and horse drawn equipment. Donna is the fifth generation of Lassiter’s to own this farm, which was recognized in 1992 as a Kentucky Bicentennial Farm, by The Kentucky Heritage Council.
The colorful design of a star variation pattern was chosen to stand out against the gray sided barn. A tobacco barn, built by Mr. Lassiter, stands slightly behind the stock barn to the left. A corn crib that once stood near the barn succumbed to years of weathering.
Murray Woman’s Club 704 Vine St Murray 4x4 Double Wedding Ring
The Murray Woman’s Club was organized in 1907. Today, it strives to meet the values and ideals set out by the original club women. Their beautiful clubhouse on Vine is the location for many weddings, parties and meetings. The Wedding Ring pattern was chosen to honor the couples who have and still use the Clubhouse for their nuptials since the 1920s.
Kelly Farms 4518 Van Cleave Rd Murray 8x8 Shamrock
Joetta fondly remembers searching her backyard for four leaf clovers with her daddy when she was a child. She painted this colorful shamrock as a gift for her husband Jim. The four leaf clover represents their Irish heritage and is used as the logo for Kelly Farms making it the perfect choice for their “working” tobacco barn.
Click the link above to view an interactive map of the Quilt Trail.