Barn Quilt Locations
9346 St Rt 55, St. Paris
Barn Owners: Trent and Angie Zerkle
Quilt Square: "Christmas Star"
Sponsors: Conrad Farms & Bauer Stoves & Fireplaces
The barn was built before 1920 and used as a corn crib. It is constructed of sawn beams and posts. The barn originally sat across the road on the farm until 1961 when it was disassembled and re-pinned back together in its present location. Metal siding was added around 1980.
Ollie Conrad made many quilts over the years. She had many favorite patterns, but especially liked star patterns. The "Christmas Star" was the last block she quilted in 1994 and currently hangs in the house at the farm.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park