Artists see beauty in the old and the new. Lily, Hunter and Jill see barns in
a way most of us do not. They share their vision of rural life and culture with those of us who pass by local farms every
day and don't really look. Then the mundane among us have that moment of "ah-ha" and share briefly in
Sharing a vision whether in cloth as quilters do, through the camera's eye or with pen and
paper is risky business. We are all flesh, bone and tender feelings. Putting one's soul on canvas, cloth and paper can
bring thoughtless criticism or praise that warms. Artists take the chance and thank God they do. We are poorer without them.