Kentucky Quilt Trail
"Star of David"
255 Little Perry Rd.
38.24368 and -83.35099
From Morehead, west 6.4 miles on US-60E, then left 0.3 mile on Little
Perry Road. Barn is at left
at the base of a hill and woods.
Owner: Harry & Kay Sparks
Painted by: FQT Quilt Painting Team
June 28, 2009 by the Haldeman/Hayes
Crossing Volunteer Fire Department Firemen Jerry Bryant, Rick Thomas,
Kevin Parker, Steve Bolton, & Ed Stephens
W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little
Harry & Kay Sparks wanted to put a quilt square on their barn
in remembrance of her mother and their son. The pattern they chose was
based on an actual quilt made about 25 years ago by Kay's mother, Susan
Hatton, for her grandson Erin Sparks who was at that time about 7-8 years
old. She was making a quilt for all of her grandchildren. They both are
now deceased, and Harry and Kay own the quilt. Kay additionallly owns about 15 quilts her mother made and
some that Harry's mother made.
farm belonged to Harry's grandparents, Charles & Amelia Sparks. Then
it is was owned by Harry's parents and other heirs. When he moved back to
Rowan County from Ashland in 1985, Harry got part of the farm along with
some other acreage. Their farm is about 60 (+ or -) acres in size.
Harry built the barn in about 1993 to hang tobacco and to use as
hay and equipment storage. His granddaughters Tyra & Leeanna Jordan
Sparks enjoy playing in the barn.
More information about all of the quilt squares can be obtained at the FQT's Websites: http://rcquilttrail.tripod.com or http://littlefoundation.tripod.com