I kept seeing quilts that referenced Barn Quilts, and eventually figured out that this was a theme category this year. Barn quilts are very popular in this area, especially after a promotion by the Ashe County Arts Council.
One quilter, Peg Hofstetter, painted quilts on the barns on a printed fabric.
This lovely art quilt features a mountain barn, but alas, no barn quilt. It is When the Cows Come Home, by Jannett Caldwell. The pieced blocks on the inner border are known as "Hole in the Barn Door," quite appropriate!
Naturally, quilters from this area love to create quilts featuring mountains. This one is Mountain Landscape, by Barbara Barkley, an original design.