Barn Quilt Locations
2299 West State Route 29, Urbana
Barn Owners: Dorothy Sommers
Quilt Square: "Sommers Rose"
Sponsors: The Sommers Family
The barn is not an old barn, having been built in 1997. The west end of this metal sided barn on which the barn quilt is hung is visible from Route 29 when the corn is not too tall. John Sommers Sr. bought this farm in 1939. His son John Sommers Jr. named the farm Pointrow Farms because most of his fields contained pointrows. Three generations have farmed the land. The barn is used for machine storage and contains a well organized machine shop.
The quilt pattern selected, "Sommers Rose" uses yellow, green and brown, and is based on the Ohio Rose.
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