The 4-foot by 4-foot barn quilt is located on the north side of the dairy barn, visible from the road (so you need not drive up the driveway). If you have a GPS machine, our GPS coordinates are:
The Inn Serendipity barn quilt is a part of the Barn Quilts of Green County. The mission of the Barn Quilts of Green County is to to promote and celebrate the visual arts through the combination of the many unique barns in Green County that have played an important role in the economy through the generations as well as celebrating the warmth, beauty and artistic expression of quilts.
The "Blowing in the Wind" quilt is based on the Lafayette Orange Peel quilt pattern, with a color scheme of smoky emerald (green), golden valley (gold), casa deoro (yellow) and irish plum (purple); the background is sky blue, representing the clean air made possible by renewable wind and solar energy, not fossil fuels. The dairy barn was used by the former owners of the farm, Joy and Delbert Rohde. Using mortaise-tenon construction, the turn-of-the-century barn is estimated to be over 100 years old.
Barn Quilt Contributors
Painting Team: Susan Ivanko, Phil and Judy Welty, and the many friends of Reunion 2009 at Inn Serendipity (all those who worked on the barn quilt signed the back).
Installation (August, 2009): Phil Welty, with help from John Ivanko, Judy Welty, Lisa Kivirist and Susan Ivanko
Sponsored by: Inn Serendipity and Susan Ivanko
About Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and Farm
Consider among the "Top 10 Eco-Destinations in North America," Inn Serendipity is Travel Green Wisconsin certified, a Green Routes destination, and a Green America Business Network member, serving as a showplace for energy conservation and more sustainable living and business practices.
An overview of the many renewable energy systems, "green design" approaches, natural building projects, and conservation measures employed at the Inn are summarized in an Inn Serendipity fact sheet and detailed in the innkeepers' books: Farmstead Chef, Rural Renaissance, ECOpreneuring and the vegetarian cookbook, Edible Earth. You can also read Lisa and John's latest "Farmstead Chef" blogs on HobbyFarms.com.