Maybe the quilt barns are past their prime. From what I understand many are fading and/or peeling, and the barn owners donâ€™t know and donâ€™t even care what to do when the squares start looking terrible. Whatever love there was for this project originally has vanished.
Even people like me donâ€™t stop and look around (often enough) themselves for the beauty so carefully crafted and placed on the barns. I start to feel like the whole thing is a farce, something I wasnâ€™t meant to chase, or that I was only meant to chase it to get lost. My photography has gotten better in that I took the time to do something more commercial, more out of my comfort zone. This doc did something to me, but not what I wanted, expected, or asked for.
Or if you really want to read my word-vomit field journal, go ahead and download the .pdf here. Copyright 2011 Heather Haynes, kthnx.