Monday, November 26, 2012

presenting my Mama, Virginia Dell Lichac, and her fabulous artwork

Instead of my usual day-to-day BS here at the farm, I thought it would be refreshing to show you a picture of the AMAZING barn quilt my artist Mama painted for us recently.

Before we moved out here, I asked my Mom to christen our barn with her very own version of the Appalachian barn quilt. And boy did she deliver!

This baby is 8'x8' and, without a doubt, will be the most unique piece to grace any barn in Appalachia. My Mom's love of color and eccentricity shines through more than I've ever seen before, and I'm so happy that she gifted us with it.

We won't be mounting it on the barn until it warms up in the Spring (it may decide to live elsewhere if our barn doesn't have the structural integrity to withhold it because it is HEAVY, let me tell you), but rest assured that if you ever come visit us, you will be greeted by this very special piece upon your arrival.

Go see the rest of her wonderful collection at

Love you, Mom!


  1. Ah, thank you my sweet for the kudos. My pleasure entirely! Can't wait to see it up on your vintage barn or where ever! Where do I see those blogs about your blog?

  2. That's awesome! I love how she's incorporated lots of quirky patterns into it, as if designed with scrap fabrics. I would never have thought of something like that, and it's what makes the whole piece.

    1. Yes, my Ma is one creative gal! All the other barn quilts around here look so boring compared to hers.