A stunning 8-by-8-foot barn quilt on a Britton Road barn in Williamsfield Township honors the memory of the late Christina Angerman.
Angerman, who died earlier this year, co-founded the Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail with Kathy McCarty. Memorial donations to the trail from fellow quilters and friends were used to purchase materials for the barn quilt.
It was painted by Gary Tabor, Williamsfield Township barn quilt artist, who wanted to honor Christine with his labor.
Installation was provided by Dale Fuller, who owns the barn. His son-in-law, Pete Miller, and son, Eric Fuller, installed the quilt in late September.
Most every barn on Simons South Road has a barn quilt on it. The Britton Road barn is visible from Simons South Road; a field of soybeans, owned by Dale Fuller, stretches from the barn to the road.
The pattern selected for the barn quilt is “churndash,” one of Christine Angerman’s favorites. Its color scheme plays off the Finnish flag on a barn quilt across the road, on the Tracey Housel farm. The Martti Ukkonen family, of Finnish descent, began farming in the area in 1949.