A mix of 19th and 21st centuries will be found at the Oak Grove Plantation on the Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail April 27 The bed & breakfast in Cluster Springs has 48 modern solar panels in addition to rooms with custom-made mantelpieces, doors and windows and a table put together before the Civil War by Thomas Day, a prominent local African-American craftsman.
The beautiful star quilt was sewn together by the great-grandmother of Pickett Craddock, who runs the 199-year-old plantation house as a bed & breakfast. Appropriately, the marvelous quilt hangs in one of the three guest rooms, the Thomas Day Room.
Besides the tour of the elegant house, visitors will get to examine the solar panels and the electric car-charging station, one of the few in Halifax County, and hear about Thomas Day’s relationship with the house. Guests will see a square from the star quilt in front of the B&B at 1245 Cluster Springs Rd. in Cluster Springs (six miles south of South Boston.) Bathroom facilities are available for touring quilt fans.