Barn Quilts are designed like cloth quilts, except that they are mounted on arns or mounted in bases in your yard. The history of Barn Quilts began in 2001 and are currently in 48 states and Canada, with 34 counties in Ohio currently with Quilt Trails. There are specifications which are outlined in the step-by-step instructions.
NOTE: Before you begin, please be sure that your project has been approved through Phase I of the Application process.
Once your application has been approved, please read the directions in their entirety before beginning.
See below for links to step-by-step instructions, an application, and several sizes of graph paper. More documents will be added soon.
Application: Guidelines & Application.pdf
Step-by-step instructions: Barn Quilts Creation Step by Step.pdf
Assembly Diagram: Assembly Diagram.pdf
GRAPH PAPER GRIDS FOR QUILT PATTERNS:
Many barn quilt patterns are geometric. Here are some graph paper grids in PDF files. Print some out, get your crayons, markers, or colored pencils. and start creating! There are many, many images on the internet to help you get started.
NOTE: Please remember while the actual quilt size will be 4’x4’ or 8’x8’, this refers to the geometric pattern in which the quilt is laid out – not the actual size.
Here is a pdf with all of the different grid sizes: Grid_Paper.pdf