What is barn quilt?

A quilt block painted on wood. Traditionally seen on barns and are very large, measuring 8’ x 8’.

 

Where did the idea originate?

The modern barn quilt movement was started in Adams Co. Ohio in 2001. The large barn quilts were hung on barns,  county wide, as a way to bring tourism to the country and encourage day trips to view the beautiful quilt squares. The barn quilts were also meant to honor family history and tradition, while giving a nod to the Pennsylvania Dutch hexes that helped inspire the new movement. Official barn quilts are now seen in 48 states and parts of Canada to include Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.