Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rock County, Wisconsin

It appears to be very early on for the Barn Quilts of Rock County Wisconsin. They have a web page hosted by the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension service.

The Rock County Barn Quilt Project has an informational brochure that states the following objectives:

* Promote rural heritage of Rock County
* Highlight the architecture and history of barns in the county through relevant quilt blocks
* Encourage economic development by promoting ag-tourism and local business
* Educate the public about the art and history of quilting
* Forming youth-adult partnerships to help teach all ages about the project and our heritage


A group of Rock County citizens have been working together to make The Barn Quilt Project reality. As you can see on the brochure the first barn quilt has been installed at the Rich & Shirley Templeton Farm in Evansville. Their family will be hosting the 2010 Rock County Dairy Breakfast on June 5th. Information about this project and how you can get involved will be available at this event and at the Rock County Porkfest on June 16 at the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds.

If you have questions or would like to complete an application for a 8' x 8' Barn Quilt for your barn, complete the application below and contact one of the people listed below...
Ronna Morton-Ballmer, Janesville - 608-758-5112
Phil Woodworth, Evansville - 608-295-5112
Jeanette Beard, Milton - 608-868-4240

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