The trail is up and running! To see a map of all participating quilts, check out our brochure: Barn Quilt Brochure
For a comprehensive guide and to learn the history of the quilts on the trail, visit this webpage: Dunn County Barn Quilt Trail
Are you interested in being on the Dunn County Barn Quilt Trail?
Barn quilts are popping up across the country. You may have seen them hanging on barns, sheds, or granaries as you traveled throughout the southern and eastern sections of Wisconsin and wondered what they were. Most barn quilts are a quilt block painted onto an 8’ x 8’ piece of plywood and hung on a barn or shed. It is an artistic way of promoting agriculture and tourism. In Dunn County, we’re hoping to create a similar agri-tourism effort to celebrate our county and its rich agricultural history.
How can you get involved in this exciting initiative? An application to request a barn quilt can be found below. If you already have a barn quilt that you would like to have listed in the forthcoming Dunn County Barn Quilt Trail, please complete the application or contact a member of the Project Team.
We ask that you complete and mail the three-page application to the UW-Extension office, 3001 US Hwy 12 East, Suite 102, Menomonie, WI 54751-3045. A member of the Project Team will contact you regarding your application, pattern selection and painting of the barn quilt. The Project Team is planning to paint barn quilts at various times of the year or will work with you on painting the barn quilt.
We encourage local businesses to join in this project through a monetary sponsorship of a Barn Quilt or by donating supplies to the Project Team.
Applications forms and payment should be mailed to:
Dunn County Barn Quilt Project
Attn: Katie Wantoch, Agriculture Agent
Dunn County UW-Extension
3001 US Hwy 12 East, Suite 102
Menomonie WI 54751
Please visit these website links for more information on Barn Quilts in Wisconsin and to view sample Barn Quilt patterns:
- Wisconsin Barn Quilt Trail Map – http://barnquiltinfo.com/map-WI.html
- Barn Quilt Patterns – http://www.heritagebarnquilts.com/Quilt-Pattern-Gallery.html
For more information, please contact Katie Wantoch, Dunn County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, at 715-232-1636 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Felton-Kolstad at 715-577-6678 or via email at email@example.com.
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Pictures of Dunn County barn quilts have been provided by their owners or the Dunn County Barn quilt committee members (Katie Wantoch, Mary Kolstad and Janine Thull).