Celebrating Fredonia’s 150th with Barn Quilts
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fredonia, a collection of 13 barn quilts has been mounted on the north side of Fredonia’s town square. Businesses located in that building are Sew What? and the SKIL Resource Center. The building is owned by Larry Marshall.
The barn quilt patterns for this project were chosen with Fredonia’s rich history in mind. These patterns represent our rural farming industry, our natural resources, traditional quilt patterns, and the patriotism shown by the large flag flown on the south mound. Barn quilt patterns include: corn, wheat, a barn, sunflower patterns, a bee, Nine-Patch quilt pattern, Ohio Star quilt pattern, Double Astor quilt pattern, 2 flag inspired patterns, and the mound with the flag flying high. This collection joins the Underground Railroad barn quilt mural, a project of the Summer Art Program of the Fredonia Arts Council, at the corner of 7th and Monroe streets as the anchor of the Wilson County Barn Quilt Trail.
This project was made possible by the City of Fredonia, Mina DeBerry, Beverly Tipton, and the Barn Quilts of Wilson County, Kansas group. Barn quilts were painted by several members of the Barn Quilts of Wilson County group.