Remnants of a Family Farm

A few years ago, I took a photo of an old abandoned farm house and decided this week to make a QuiltToon of that subject.   As an older adult who was a child of farm country Kansas, I admit I probably have a romanticized view of the small family farm.  But, on the other hand, we know that small farms contribute mightily to our economy, healthy food supply and, in general, to American’s proud view of our current and historical collective selves.  This QuiltToon is made to honor all small farmers in existence today and throughout our history.

In 2004, the EPA stated that every day 3,000 acres of productive farmland are lost to development.

Farm Aid asserts that, every week, 330 farmers leave their land.

“Remnants of a Family Farm”  is 14″ X 13″.  Machine pieced and top-stitched.  Hand and machine appliqued and embroidered.  Completed Feb. 2011.

The Photo and Text © 2011


About QuiltToonist

I'm a news junkie and have opinions about everything! I consider myself a folk artist because I have no formal art training and use the sewing skills I learned many moons ago to accomplish the fiber art I seem to have to express.
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7 Responses to Remnants of a Family Farm

  1. Judy says:

    Thanks Paul… How’s Kendel? Judy


  2. Martha Hipp says:

    That is really sweet! It could be made into a full sized quilt with the checkers on the side being side squares — the largest part.


  3. Jean Archer says:

    Love it! Not as cute as the cows.!!


  4. Denise Kisabeth says:

    Judy, This is very pretty. Do you every take requests? Don’t have one right now, but might in the future!


  5. Cindy says:

    Mom-love the simplicity!


  6. Mike says:

    Looks like my grandma’s house. She was very friendly until we got inside and started a game of pinochle!


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