Barn Quilt Locations
6150 St Rt 187, Mechanicsburg
Barn Owners: Rick and Rita Anderson
Quilt Square: "Carpenter's Wheel"
Sponsors: Dave Kehl Chevrolet
Rick's grandparents, Wallace and Evelyn L. McCoy, had this 40' by 80' barn built in 1950 to replace a wooden frame bank barn that was destroyed by a fire. Local contractors, Charlie Violet and Jim Harris, built the barn with help from Bob Delay and Roger Violet. The barn features 12" concrete block walls and steel I-beams that support the floor for the large hay loft. Rita's father, Robert H. Cushman, was hired to set the I-beams. The roof trusses are a unique laminated wooden arched frame that were assembled on the job as the barn was being built.
Originally built to house beef cattle, it has since been used to raise dairy heifers, hogs and 4-H lamb projects. October 1, 2005 saw the barn cleaned up and used as a reception hall for the Andersons daughter Eva's wedding.
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