Quilts Barns of Grundy County, Iowa

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1007 South Prospect Drive, Grundy Center, IA, USA
(641) 484-3108

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Quilt Barns of Grundy County, Iowa Jun 14, 2010
Begun back in 2003 these wonderfully painted barns actually are taken from another similar idea in Adams County, Ohio, which started in 2001. Most of the quilts are painted in either 8 foot by 8 foot or 12 foot by 12 foot blocks on the sides of barns or other agricultural buildings in the county. As of the spring of 2010 there were a total of 60 either finished or near finished and there is a sixty-four mile loop you can drive to visit each and every one of them.

We had been in the area to visit Gladbrook and didn’t find out about this loop in time for us to take the entire loop, but we did get pictures of several of the wonderfully painted quilt patterns. If you like quilts, and don’t mind the drive through the agricultural heartlands of Iowa, this would be for you.
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Some beautiful quilt blocks painted on barns. Jun 14, 2010
We ran across this fabulous and unusual group of barns quite by accident, but as a quilter myself enjoyed what we saw very much. This is not the only place where wives have gotten together and had their husbands paint a large quilt block on the side or front of the family barn, but when we went through the county they had 60 either finished or in the works. The barns are all very nice and well maintained and the painted blocks are all different. And all of the blocks are 8 foot by 8 foot or 12 foot and 12 foot. We stopped at the Visitor's Center in Grundy County Center and picked up a map and found out as much as we could about them.

If you are a quilter, or love this kind of thing, you will definetly enjoy it!
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Hummingbird says:
You could start a whole new trend in you area! :)
Posted on: Jul 10, 2011
spocklogic says:
Marvelous - While I don't have a barn, one of these works would look splendid on my modest shed.
Posted on: Jul 09, 2011

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