Bright colors in the pattern was what caught the eye of Jeff Bickle when choosing their barn quilt. He bought the quilt for his wife Janis, as a birthday present. Jeff chose purple because that is Janis’s favorite color. The barn quilt hanging on their shed is visible from their three season porch and they feel it brightens up the shed. The property has been in the Bickle family for 56 years. The shed was built in the 1980’s for lawn storage and to house Farmall B tractors. The Bickle’s interest in barn quilts was peaked during motorcycle rides around the county.