Exhibit Hall Barn Quilt Project
THE BARN QUILT PROJECT:
The Exhibit Hall Committee is working on creating a Barn Quilt Trail, which is a designated mapped out route for viewing barn quilts. They have created the first two quilts for the Carman Fairgrounds, and hope that by this you will be inspired to create your own! There are three ways to join the project: Donate a barn quilt, register your own quilt, or support us in raising funds for more quilts.
A barn quilt is a piece of wood, aluminum, or sign board that has been boldly painted to look like a quilt block. Most are replicas of traditional quilt block patterns, but are definitely not limited to that! Some feature unique design, or add-ons such as a farm logo, family initials or silhouettes. Barn quilts tell stories about individual farms, historical events or communities. They can come in a range of sizes. The ones on barns usually measure at least 8 x 8 feet square so that they can be viewed from a distance; while those hung on gates could be as small as one foot square. Pieced barn quilts are made by cutting specific shapes of wood and gluing them together. Consider combining different species of wood, different stains or paint colors to enhance your design. Weather durability should be considered when selecting your lumber and finishes.
For detailed instructions on how to make a Barn quilt that will last many years, including a list of recommended materials, visit: