Barn Quilt Initiative

A barn quilt is a large, hand-painted wooden block typically displayed on the front or side of a barn. They usually measure 8' x 8'. Created in Ohio by Donna Sue Groves as a way to honor her mother, the barn quilt movement has now spread to over forty states (as well as Canada!).

Schedule a Class:
If you would like to request a class in your community, contact Annarose White - to schedule a class in Sumner County.
Classes are posted on the Chamber Calendar.
If you would like to request a class in the Kansas Sunflower Barn Quilt Trail - email Dollie Mathes of Sunflower RC&D - or 
How to make a barn quilt: 
Check out this great powerpoint presentation created by a 4-H student in Sumner County. Click here to download the presentation.

Check out the Kansas Barn Quilt Map


America Barn Quilt Map

Visit Sumner County's Barn Quilts
To request a bus tour, email Annarose White,
Links to Kansas and Midwestern inspired quilt blocks:
Chisholm Trail  (Really encouraging to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail system - 2017)