Visit Harford Blankets County with New Barn Quilt Passport


Julie Riser on Barn Quilts of Harford County Facebook Page Visit Harford announces a new App designed to engage visitors and residents in the rich culture and history of Harford County through a Passport to the Barn Quilt Trail.  Just click “Passport” in the FREE Destination Harford app. “We’re spotlighting the historic barns, family homesteads and public spaces that are the backdrops for these rich, colorful, painted quilt designs,” says Greg Pizzuto, executive director of Visit Harford.  “Whether you’re a “stay-cation” resident or a vacationer in Maryland, this passport makes it effortless and fun to celebrate the beauty, history, agriculture and small businesses of this county.” The trail includes a collection of quilts painted on barns and buildings owned by local farmers.  Visitors can also find dairies, museums, farm markets, restaurants and nature environments on the trail.  The app provides a “passport” that encourages users to visit each barn quilt location and post a “selfie” taken in front of the quilt.  Visit two quilts, and become a novice.  To be eligible to win prizes, participants [...]

Visit Harford Blankets County with New Barn Quilt Passport2019-08-28T20:21:57+00:00

Three Oaks Farm Alpacas


Location: 1274 West Jarrettsville Road Forest Hill, MD 21050 See on map Interactive Map Website: Quilt Pattern name: The Golden Rule Colors: Black, Gold and Celery Green Owner(s) Name: Pam and Ken Purce Artist(s) Name: Pam Purce and Joan Hayden Actual Location of Barn Quilt on Farm/Building: Just off the road at 1274 West Jarrettsville Road, near the corner of Phillips Mill Rd. Pam’s grandparents, Dan and Mary Ensor, bought the family farm in 1949. Mary was a teacher and Dan grew corn and other vegetables as well as raised beef cattle. Pam and her husband Ken purchased the land in 2013. From the barn square you can see the original main house which dates back to the late 1800’s (yellow in color) in the distance as well as the metal pole barn built by Pam’s Grandfather. Corn, hay, hops and more are currently grown on the farm. Pam and Ken have turned the farm into an agricultural education destination for young and old mixing teaching and farming in line with Pam’s grandparent’s passions. [...]

Three Oaks Farm Alpacas2019-08-12T19:55:34+00:00