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Kentucky Quilt Trail

Rowan County Kentucky Foothills Quilt Trail




"Dilithium Crystals"

Quilt Square #40


Location: 557 McBrayer Rd., Clearfield, KY
[Near the entrance to Clearfield School)
Geocode (latitude and longitude): 38.158977  -83.443504

Barn Owner: Ivan & Virginia Reynolds

Painted by: Foothills Quilt Trail Painting Team
Installed: April 17, 2008 by Charlie Stamm, Gene Buckler, and Walt Rybka
Sponsor: W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Foundation, Inc.

Donna Grey, a daughter of the Reynolds, submitted the application for
her parents to obtain a quilt square for their barn. The pattern chosen
by the family was actually used in 2006 by the Reynolds other daughter
Terry to make a quilt  as a  college graduation gift for her nephew,
Drew Grey. She had found the pattern in a quilting catalog - in one
issue it appeared in shades of red and in the next issue it was in
shades of blue.

The Reynolds bought the former Elam farm in the 1960's. The original
barn was located further down the farm and closer to Triplett Creek.
After years of flooding, the old barn was torn down. Another barn, which
was a tobacco barn on their brother-in-law Pat Carpenter's farm, was
dismantled by Pat & Ivan and rebuilt  behind the Reynolds home. The
government had taken the Carpenter's farm for the formation of Cave Run
but the barn was saved.

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