About Barn Quilts18
Just imagine larger than life quilt blocks painted in beautiful colors mounted on notable barns throughout Carver County
The Barn Quilts are in Carver County!
This community based artistic venture provides an opportunity for volunteers of all ages throughout Carver County to experience quilting in an entirely new & creative way.We currently showcase 21 larger than life replicas of quilt blocks on barns throughout Carver County.
A self-guided driving tour map has been created directing visitors along our rural roads to view the beautiful countryside Carver County has to offer. As a key to the artwork the map will encourage viewers to visit our towns and enjoy our hospitality while they view our agricultural icons in their new role as public art. A virtual tour of our local barn quilts will also available. Barn quilts are an artistic way to welcome visitors to Carver County.
Carver County is an open-air-gallery of Folk Art
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View the Video…The Making of the Barn Quilts of Carver County…
History of Barn Quilts
The American Barn Quilt movement began in Adams County, Ohio, when Donna Sue Groves painted a quilt block on her tobacco barn to honor her mother, a master quilter. Since then similar projects have appeared in Wisconsin, Iowa and Tennessee.
Made for barns, not beds, “barn quilts” are quilt patterns painted on wooden panels that are hung on the exterior walls of barns or other agricultural buildings. Approximately 1500 of these remarkable paintings are now displayed in two dozen states nationwide-and the number is quickly growing across rural America. Viewed as an opportunity to display quilt art, brighten rural areas while showcasing and preserving our local barns and farms the Barn Quilt committee invites all residents of Carver County to participate & share in the joy of creating these unique yet humble pieces of Folk Art.