Donnie Clayton – It's Better in Person

Donnie Clayton

In 1987, Donnie and Christy Clayton purchased this land, which adjoins land owned by Donnie’s father, after farming for several years on Christy’s family’s land. This land had previously been owned by two brothers but Donnie’s grandfather managed the land and built the barn, originally used as a stable, on which the quilt square hangs. Currently, Donnie and Christy’s farm, City Lake Farm, so named because a corner touches the lake, produces tobacco transplants, grain and cattle.

Quilt Square by Chrystal Hardt • Photography by Ken Martin