Wilson County, Kansas is honoring the pastime of quilting and creating a new tourism attraction for our county. An increasing number of buildings in the area are sporting colorful Barn Quilts. You can consult the map for the locations and follow the Barn Quilt Trail. Along the way, you will discover area businesses, attractions, parks, farms, and much more. Join us in exploring the beauty and diversity of Wilson County, Kansas!
What is a Barn Quilt?
A Barn Quilt is a traditional quilt pattern painted directly on a barn or outbuilding, or painted on a board which is mounted on a building or posts. In 2001, Donna Sue Groves, from Adams County, Ohio wanted to honor her mother, a quilter, by hanging a colorful painted quilt block on her barn. Instead of just one quilt block, she began a community project with twenty quilt blocks being displayed along a driving trail to encourage visitors to travel through the countryside. This was the start of the first quilt trail in America.
Barn Quilts of Wilson County, Kansas Trail
This trail had its origins in 2016 with local barn quilt painting classes being held and interest in the project growing. By the end of 2017, efforts were made to publicize an organized trail.
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Special Mural Projects:
There are currently several barn quilt murals in Fredonia, both done as collaborative projects. Click on the buttons below to learn more about them.