Local resident, Nancy Carlson retired from her teach career and was looking for a new project and a way to contribute to her community. With encouragement from the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, she has started work on a barn quilt trail. If you hail from the Midwest the concept of Barn Quilts might not seem unusual but for those who’ve never seen one just take a stroll down Main Street.
These quilts are painted quilt squares-usually fashioned on boards and then mounted on a barn or other building. While cloth quilts are usually made up of a series of squares of the same pattern placed together, a barn quilt is almost always a single square.
Like colossal roadside canvases, barn quilts artistically combine two symbols of local heritage—our barns and quilts. (read more)