Rise and Shine at the Hannah Homeplace
Andy Hannah made Chattahoochee Hills his home in 1987, then set about building and remodeling homes for others in the community. When it came time for Andy and his wife Joanna to settle down, he built what he calls, "The biggest little house" in Chatt Hills.
Running his construction business has Andy up at dawn most mornings; his rooster crows the wake-up call of "Cock-a-Doodle-Do."
When selecting a barn quilt for their homeplace, Andy chose a "Rising Sun" pattern to accompany the six-foot tall metal rooster by their boat-port.
When Andy received a letter from the Chatt Hills Barn Quilt Trail inviting him to host a barn quilt, he did a double take.
The letter mentioned the origins of the first official quilt trail. It began in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio, when Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio.
Andy was originally from Adams County, and his family had a heritage of quilting. Pictured here, Andy displays a quilt made around 35 years ago by his Grandma Hannah while she lived in Seaman Ohio in Adams County.