We have a Logo…We have Barn Quilts…We have a Barn Quilt Trail!
After several months of planning, we are happy to announce the launch of the Stevens County Barn Quilt Trail on August 1, 2018.
There are 24 barn quilts of various sizes displayed at 14 locations across Stevens County. They are on barns, houses, sheds, a fence post, and even a windmill. Some are designed or painted by the barn quilt owner. All have a story. As the barn quilt trail grows, these stories will be collected and made available to the public. The stories will be a vital part of the trail’s mission, “To piece together the county’s diversity through the art form of barn quilts”.
The location of the Barn Quilts can be found by downloading a map and brochure on this site. A limited number of hard copies are also available at the following locations:
Morris: Stevens County History Museum, Morris Area Chamber of Commerce, Morris Public Library, PRCA, Senior Citizens Center, and Morris City Hall;
Chokio: Senior Center;
Hancock: Hancock Community Center.
The online version of the map and brochure will be periodically updated as more barn quilts are added to the trail in the next year or so.
So hop in your car or jump on your bike, and spend a couple hours touring our county and viewing these barn quilts. They will be in place for at least 5 years. You are welcome to take pictures but please do not enter onto private property unless noted otherwise in the brochure. Some owners invite you onto their property for a close up look at the quilts.
If you want to learn more about barn quilts or how to become part of the Stevens County Barn Quilt Trail, please contact Ward Voorhees, Stevens County Barn Quilt Trail Project Leader at (320)334-2079 or voorhees @ info-link.net.
-Ward Voorhees, Barn Quilt Trail project leader