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Located in Lewisburg, this waypoint along the Quilt Trail is part of Marshall County, within the Middle Tennessee region.

MAIN INFORMATION

Farm is owned by Dennis and Sara Miller. It is known as the Palmer Farm, after the family who owned it for many years.

The pattern is based on an old quilt that has been in Sara's family for over a hundred years. The pattern was also chosen because Sara is a basked weaver and of the Tennessee Basketry Association and the High Country Basketry Guild in Virginia.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

2623 Highway 64
Lewisburg, Tennessee


LOCATION MAP

35.491188 °N, -86.677447 °W

Quilt Pattern

54-40 or Fight!

Color Wheel Farm is a working farm located about 20 minutes from Sweetwater Valley Farm and I-75 waypoint along the Quilt Trail is part of Monroe County, within the Southeast Tennessee region.

MAIN INFORMATION

The quilt pattern was chosen based on the the Oregon Border Dispute, taking place around the 1820's. The family wanted to tie it in to a significant event in US history.

In 1820, Thomas and Jane Young White established the farm on 160 acres located near Vonore. The Whites, together with their nine children, raised corn, wheat, oats, cattle, sheep and swine. Over the years, land was added, and in 1876, Ewing Young White inherited a portion of the farm. Near the turn o f the century, his son Tom acquired 450 acres of his family land. Ewing's daughter, Jennie Moser, inherited the farm from her brother Tom in 1955. Married to R.J. Moser, Jennie had three daughters. One of her daughters, Betty Black, and her husband Earl (Red) Black, acquired the original homestead in 1957. The blacks have since acquired about 400 acres of additional farmland. The original nineteenth century home was renovated by Earl and Betty in 1957. There is also a nineteenth century smokehouse that was restored in 2006. The farm is designated a "Tennessee Century Farm" and currently the oldest family farm in Monroe County. Color Wheel Farm is a seven-generation farm and is currently owned by Brad Black and his sister, Jenny. Brad, along with his wife, Kim, work the farm full time. Crops include corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay and switchgrass. There is also a cow/calf herd. The name "Color Wheel" came from Betty Black. She said the farm was first owned by the White family, now the Blacks, thus it has come all the way around the color wheel. In 2011 the farm was placed under a conservation easement with Foothills Land Conservancy to protect it from the encroaching city limits and development. The barn where the quilt hangs was erected in the early 1900s as a tobacco barn and used for tobacco until 2006.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

2632 Niles Ferry Rd
Vonore, Tennessee


Painted by Lizz Harris (with AQT in Southeast TN)

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35.557963 °N, -84.259263 °W

Quilt Pattern

Log Cabin

Located in Madisonville, this trail stop along the Quilt Trail is part of Monroe County, within the East Tennessee region.

MAIN INFORMATION

Tsali Notch Vineyard, est.2009, is the largest commercial Muscadine grape vineyard in the state of Tennessee. We have a total acreage of 202, 35 acres under cultivation, over 6500 vines.

We raise 6 varieties of muscadine, two dark red and four bronze. We have six wines, two juices and artisan canned products, all made with muscadine. We have a Log Cabin quilt square because our tasting room is a log cabin constructed from logs obtained from a tobacco barn in Mount Airy, NC. The logs are over 100 years old.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

140 Harrison Road
Madisonville, Tennessee
423-506-9895
www.tsalinotch.com

HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wed-Sun 12:00 - 5:00 pm

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35.51581 °N, -84.43828 °W

Quilt Pattern

Made with Love by Grandma

Located in Butler, this waypoint along the Quilt Trail is part of Carter County, within the East Tennessee region.

MAIN INFORMATION

The family has been making quilts with this block pattern for 4 generations. The colors on this square represent the various color themes of past made quilts.

Butler is in Northeast Tennessee on Watauga Lake. The original town now known as "Old Butler" was flooded as part of the TVA project to create Watauga Dam in the 1940's.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

4449 Highway 321
Butler, Tennessee


Painted by: Deborah Black

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36.314971 °N, -82.019319 °W

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