Central MN Barn Quilt Trail
Barn Quilts, quilt blocks painted on wood squares, have a rich history as an artistic expression in rural areas throughout the United States. This year, Central Minnesota is joining this artistic revival with a new Barn Quilt Trail.
Barn Quilts of Central MN is working within Wadena, Todd, Morrison, and Cass counties to create a richly woven trail of Barn Quilts for all to enjoy.
Art is being created and displayed by area residents and business owners on barns, buildings, and fence posts. Each Barn Quilt is uniquely and carefully crafted to reflect its sponsor and last for generations.
Take a tour of our Barn Quilt Trail as it leads you into our friendly communities and out into the beautiful Central Minnesota countryside.
Indulge your creativity and your love of barn quilts! Our own Lisa Kajer and Mary Noska will be teaching a class at Staples-Motley High School in Staples, MN. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 9 am – 2 pm. Participants will create their own 2′ x 2′ barn quilt during class with tons of guidance and instruction from our experts. The class fee includes all supplies and a delicious lunch prepared onsite.
The smaller 2′ x 2′ size is perfect to display on a home, fence, or garden shed. It adds a pop of color and art to any building. Class participants that live in our four-county trail area (Wadena, Todd, Morrison, and Cass) can apply to be listed on our barn quilt trail to show off their finished square.
To register, please visit the Staples-Motley Community Education website.
Barn Quilts of Central Minnesota will once again be participating in the Weaving Waters Fibers Arts Trail on September 21 & 22, 2018. Fibers Art Trails explore the Midwest’s rich textile community through the promotion of fiber arts activities and cultural tourism. There will be many wonderful activities in which to participate. You are invited to travel our Barn Quilt trail as part of the festivities! Find a complete schedule at the Weaving Waters Fiber Art Trail website.