Vicki L. Howarth


American Garden Barn Quilts

Inspiring YOUR American Landscape

My appreciation of rural landscapes and the heritage of our American barns began as I grew up in a small farming community in Northern Indiana.  There, my grandfather raised chickens and farmed an organic garden. My sisters, brother and I were frequently out in grandpa's barn playing, exploring and helping in the garden.  I also enjoyed traveling to see the many covered bridges and the round barns throughout the state.

I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Technical Graphics.  With my degree, I worked creating architectural renderings in acrylic and pen & ink for homeowners and builders.

Later , I tried my hand at painting a full-scale scenic mural on the side of an old horse farm out-building where our home is located.

With my appreciation of the rural landscape, I am now starting a new adventure using my artistic and technical drawing talents to begin creating geometric and scenic barn quilts for the barn, home, cottage, or boat houses.  I also decided this should include garden size quilt patterns that could be placed in flower gardens, porches, or to accent landscaping around a home.



American Garden Barn Quilts

Thank you for visiting my site.  Feel free to review the quilts I have made in Quilt Gallery.  New designs will be updated frequently.  If you have a pattern of your own and would like to discuss your barn quilt design ideas , please visit my Contact page. 

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Time to go paint!




Finishing Touch Up!