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New folk art brightens area landscapes
Follow the barn quilt trail
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor

Quilts are the new big thing in folk art, but these aren’t the kind you’d want to cuddle up under in bed.

They’re barn quilts — large paintings in the style of quilt squares which are beginning to adorn porches, fences, houses and, yes, barns in and around Henry County.

Soon, said Jennifer Doss, tourism director with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC), a barn quilt trail will be created for Henry County, joining a similar effort underway in Franklin County.

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Noe says yes to cooking
She loves it at home, considers it for career
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By TARA LUCAS - Bulletin Accent Writer

Tammy Noe has a passion for baking and entertaining friends.

She says her friends have offered to pay her to cook for them. “Of course I don’t charge them,” she said. “I just invite them over for fun and to socialize.”

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Sharing the majesty
By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor

It’s funny how some people become so much of a community that we can’t imagine them not having been there.

That’s the case with A. Robert Chapman. He only has lived in Martinsville for about a decade, but we’ve come to count on his music programs as an integral part of the cultural and fun offerings of the area.

Last Sunday, he had the audience in the pews of Calvary Christian Church in stitches — in a friendly but spirited competition.

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