It snowed in the wee hours of Monday morning, and Mission Ridge was white in the morning sun. But it was warm and calm as we headed off to drive the back roads and photograph barn quilts in the lower valley.
This beautiful barn was built in 1895 by homesteader John Burch for his dairy cows and draft horses. He sold the farm in 1912 to Daniel Brunson, and it's been in the Brunson family for more than a hundred years. There are two Bear Paw/Evening Star quilt blocks on this farm: one on the barn, and a smaller one on an outbuilding near the farmhouse.