Barn Quilt Locations
1852 Lippencott Road, West Liberty
Barn Owners: Tom and Noel Tullis
Quilt Square: "Glitter Star"
Sponsors: Tullis Farm & Wick Buildings
The farm on which this barn stands has been in our family for five generations, starting with Tom's great-grandfather David Clem, then his grandfather Sam Clem, passing on to his mother Virginia Clem Tullis, then to Tom and wife Noel, and now his sons Josh and Troy are both involved on the family farm. His daughter Brooke is attending Wilmington College, majoring in Business Ag.
The original 160 acre farm is still intact and the Tullis' have added an additional 1150 family owned acres and additional rented acres which keep the farming operation busy. The Tullis farming operation raises corn and soybeans as well as seed corn. There is also a beef cow/calf operation that the sons own. The oldest main barn (not the barn with the quilt on it), on the home property was built in the late 1800's. Originally, the older barn was actually two separate barns which were moved closer together to form one barn. This barn was then sided with metal and a lean-to was added in 1970. Over the years, it has been used for raising the family market steer projects that have been shown at the Champaign County Fair. The newest barn (the one with the quilt) was built in 1974 on the site of an old double corn crib. This barn is used to store machinery. In recent years, a small addition was added to this barn to store additional machinery.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park