Christina Angerman, the co-founder of the Ashtabula County Barn Quilts Trail, died at her home in Conneaut on March 10, 2017.
Christina and Kathy McCarty started the BQT in 2014, after hearing a presentation by Suzi Parron in Ashtabula. Chris was an avid quilter and took her passion for barn quilts to the Conneaut Art Center, where she taught classes in painting barn quilts. Dozens of barn quilts made by Chris and her students adorn the homes of Ashtabula County residents.
Chris also painted or contributed to several of the barn quilts on the Ashtabula County Barn Quilts Trail, most notably the Mariner’s Star on the Octagonal Building at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds.
She was born Sept. 16, 1944, in Dayton. Christina was the daughter of the late Otto and Wanetta Campbell Urban. She married Douglas Angerman in 1970.
Christina graduated from Ohio State University with degrees from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Pharmacy.
She is survived by her husband, two sons and their families.
A graveside service is March 15 at Foxfield Preserve, a nature preserve cemetery, in Wilmot.
The steering committee of the Ashtabula County Barn Quilts Trail extends its gratitude to Chris for her vision and dedication to this effort and our sympathies to the family for their great loss.Christina Angerman (right) watches as the first barn quilt on the Ashtabula County Barn Quilts Trail is raised on the Blakeslee Log Cabin Barn in Plymouth Township, June 2014. Christina and Kathy McCarty (left) are co-founders of the trail.
A dedication of the 8×8-foot brick schoolhouse barn quilt will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 2016, at Geneva Township Park, Austin Road and Route 531, GOTL.
This barn quilt is being painted by Artistic Woodworks. The CDC of Ashtabula County provided the funding for the quilt.
An open house is being held in conjunction with this quilt dedication. The purpose of the open house is to acquaint the public with the century building and receive input on plans to use it as a museum/learning center for the area.
Video presentations will run throughout the afternoon and Jack Sargent, GOTL native, will give a presentation on growing up on The Strip (3 p.m.).
The Giddings Regiment barn quilt, no. 56 on the barn quilt trail, has found a home!
The barn quilt, commissioned by the Barn Quilt Trail Steering Committee, originally was to have gone on the Giddings Road covered bridge in Jefferson. However, the Covered Bridge Festival Committee objected to placing additional barn quilts on bridges, and a new home had to be found for the 4-by-4-foot Giddings Regiment quilt.
The Ashtabula County Fair Board recently approved placing the barn quilt on the octagonal (floral) building at the fairgrounds, corner of Elm and Walnut streets in Jefferson. It was installed Sept. 26 by Artistic Woodworks’ Jeff and Rachel Scribben. Rachel painted the very detailed applique-type pattern of the regiment’s battle flag.
In installing the barn quilt, the Mariner’s Star that was already on the octagonal building was moved to another side so the Giddings barn quilt would align with the historical marker for the 29th OVI, which camped at the fairgrounds in the early days of the Civil War. This infantry regiment made up of men from northeast Ohio suffered heavy losses and was at many of the war’s major battles.
Now through Nov. 16, 2016, The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-On-The-Lake is offering guided tours of the county’s covered bridges and barn quilts.
These tours are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings aboard a Lodge shuttle bus. They depart at 8:30 a.m. sharp and return by noon. The cost is $30 per person, and the tour must be booked in advance by at least 24 hours. Payment will be due at the time the tour is booked. For information or to reserve a seat, call 440-466-7100.
Out-of-town visitors can book a two-night stay package that includes the tour. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website or call 440-466-7100.
The new barn quilt in downtown Geneva was installed on Monday, June 20.
The barn quilt is made up of 16 4×4-foot barn quilts that were sponsored by Geneva groups, businesses and individuals. The barn quilt celebrates the city’s 150th anniversary.
Kudos to Amanda White, the city’s zoning and community development official, who spearheaded the project and worked with volunteers to paint the blocks. The installation was coordinated by Jeff Scribben of Artistic Woodworks, Jefferson.
The Tree of Life barn quilt removed from the Benetka Road Covered Bridge has been installed on the Dubach family barn in Saybrook Township.
Read about the history of the barn and the Dubach family’s dairy at the barn quilt’s page. Thanks to Jeff and Rachel Scribben for re-painting the border of this barn quilt and assisting with the installation.
After several meetings between Barn Quilt Steering Committee members and members of the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival Committee, the Ashtabula County Engineer agreed to remove the Tree of Life barn quilt from the Benetka Road covered bridge.
Additionally, the committee will not be placing a barn quilt on the Giddings Road covered bridge.
Neighbors and members of the festival committee strongly opposed placing the barn quilts on bridges on the basis of them violating the historical nature of the structures and possibly causing damage to and uneven weathering of the siding.
Barn quilts will remain on Mechanicsville, South Denmark and Graham roads covered bridges.