Donze Farm – Cornell, IL

24503 N 1050 E Rd, Cornell, IL 61319

(Drive by and enjoy!)

Jim and Gale Donze both like barn quilts. They are farmers in the Cornell area and have a working barn that sometimes houses their beef cattle while other times they let their cattle in their pasture. With hay in their haymow and their cats, Fluffy and Boots “running the place,” they are happy to be part of the barn quilt trail. Gale always liked the double wedding ring quilt, so it gives a personal accent to their place as most barn quilts have a story. Gale says that she saw one in Kankakee County, and it made her want it for hers.

In the future, they have plans for another barn quilt of their dog Orville on their newer barn. This is the beauty of rural America. The personality is there, and we all have the freedom of allowing it come forth!

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