Call For Barns0
This project will bring the entire community together through quilting, art, and family legacy. We challenge you to consider your barn in a new and unconventional way. Not only as an agricultural icon, but as the canvas for the larger than life quilt blocks meant to convey the feeling of family, home, and friendship so widely valued within our communities.
Barn owners throughout Carver County are being contacted and encouraged to become a part of this exciting project. Thanks to a generous grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the the support of the Chaska Area Quilt Club one barn in each township of Carver County will be selected to receive a barn quilt at no cost. The Barn Quilt committee’s goal is to have our first 10 barn quilts painted and mounted by the 100th Anniversary of the Carver County Fair. At the Fair we will highlight each barn quilt in a display and officially present the project to the communities of Carver County. We will continue to take requests for barn quilts.
Barn quilt designs will be created under the direction of a professional local artist with the help of volunteers from throughout Carver County. A vibrant quilt block, which you would help select, will be drafted and painted on a pre-built 8’x8’ wooden square then mounted onto your barn for viewers to enjoy for years to come. In addition, your barn will be recognized in a historical documentation of this county wide arts initiative.