Welcome to the extraordinary folk art of
Barn Quilts in and around Evansville, WI (with map) 2015
Barn Quilts are quilt block patterns painted on
a wooden square. The quilt block is then displayed on the
side of a barn, or in some cases a residence or business building,
to honor our rural heritage. These quilt blocks are easily
seen from public roads throughout the countryside. The
patterns vary from historical quilt blocks to custom designed
The American Barn Quilt Movement began in Ohio
in 2001 and quickly gained momentum in Wisconsin. Rock
County has more barn quilts than any other county in the United
States; many are in the Evansville area.
The Rock County Barn Quilt Project has
the following objectives:
Promote rural heritage of Rock County.
Highlight the architecture and history of
barns in the county through relevant quilt blocks.
Encourage economic development by promoting
ag-tourism and local business.
Educate the public about the art and history
Form youth-adult partnerships to help teach
all ages about the project and our heritage.
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