Barn Quilts of Washington County, Iowa

Plans are underway for one of Washington County’s newest projects.  Barn quilts will be gracing barns and outbuildings in Washington County by summer's end.   

Washington County has so much to offer.  We are proud of that and we want everyone to know it,” said Julie Mangold, co-chair of the committee.  “We are hoping to share those things through the artistic designs of the barn quilt blocks and the beauty and heritage of our barns,” she added.

Barn quilts are large quilt patterns typically painted on eight foot square blocks and are displayed on barns or other outbuildings.  They may be painted directly on the structure or painted on exterior grade plywood, mounted on a frame and then hung on the barn. 

The committee is partnering with the Washington Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and Washington County Extension.  They are looking for many individuals and groups to help with the project, whether through cash donations, committee work or as volunteers (block painters).

Follow the progress of the Barn Quilts of Washington County, Iowa, by clicking on the following links.

Check out the barn quilt photo gallery!

Also be sure to check out the Barn Quilts of Washington County, Iowa, website. 

 

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