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Blindman Valley Lions hope to build central Alberta’s Barn Quilt trail

Facebook auction will feature handmade barn quilts

Remember the days of road trips and looking for different license plates, or different coloured vehicles?

This year’s The Blindman Valley Lions club Facebook auction features a bit of an upgrade, the club is auctioning Barn Quilts made by members it’s own members.

“Imagine your family’s fun searching the landscape for these colorful pieces of art. How much easier navigation would be using them as a reference. Many communities have made a map of their own Barn Quilt trails,” said Trudy Rangen, marketing and communications chairman with the Blindman Valley Lions Club in a press release. “These are a homespun tribute to quilting that is quickly stitching communities together throughout the USA and Canada.”

The club hopes the community will join them in creating central Alberta’s Barn Quilt trail.

“It is a great way to create tourism and interest in our small towns. These quilt squares are created in various sizes and displayed on Barns, granaries, outbuildings, cattle sheds, businesses, porches and mail box holders,” said Rangen.

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Funds raised from this auction will be contributed to a very special project coming to a playground in Rimbey this Spring. The Burke Konnection Swing. This uniquely designed swing, creates a better bond between adults and children as well as siblings. A face to face experience that is becoming a rarity in today’s busy world. The Blindman Valley Lions hope it will be enjoyed by all of the communities of the Blindman Valley.

The auction will be held from Feb. 5, 2022 through to Feb. 15, 2022, for further auction details and more information about the the Burke Konnection Swing, visit the Blindman Valley Lions Facebook.