Door County Barn Quilts

  • The Door County Barn Quilt project began in 2010 with the following goals:
    • Promote the agricultural heritage of Door County
    • Provide education about the art and history of quilting
    • Highlight the architecture & historical significance of barns throughout Door County
    • Encourage economic development by promoting rural tourism
    • Build adult-youth partnerships through implementation of the project
  • Barn Quilts are large, colorful, painted wooden quilt blocks that range in size from 6' to 8' square. Quilt block designs were chosen by the barn owners.
    • The barn quilts were painted by 4-H members and leaders, FFA members and alumni, local quilt guild members and other youth and adult volunteers. The barn quilts were assembled and installed by volunteers who donated their time, talents, equipment and carpentry skills to create a "clothesline of quilts" throughout Door County.
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