County’s 332nd barn quilt has sewing theme


Photo by Jim Leuenberger Mark and Angie Reimer are shown with Shawano County’s 332nd barn quilt on their farm at W306 Deer Drive, Pulaski.

The design of the 332nd barn quilt in Shawano County is called “Spool,” and it holds a special meaning for barn owners Mark and Angie Reimer, of W306 Deer Drive, Pulaski.

“We picked that pattern because I’ve always done a lot of sewing,” said Angie Reimer, referring to the pattern that contains a large spool of thread.

The Reimers have lived on the farm since they purchased it from Pete Wilinski in 2007. The barn on which the quilt is mounted was built in 1860 and was used as a dairy barn for most of its existence.

When asked why he decided to sponsor a barn quilt, Mark Reimer said, “We’ve seen them all over Shawano County, and they look so nice that we wanted one, too.”

His wife added that she especially likes where it is mounted on their barn because she can see it so nicely from her kitchen window and every time they leave their house.

The Reimers’ quilt was painted by the Shawano County barn quilt committee and was put on display by LeRoy and Keith Raddant of Raddant Electric in Shawano.