Glacial Hills Quilt Trail

Barn Quilts are quilt blocks painted and hung on farm buildings or fences.  The quilt blocks are often painted by the resident of the farm or home where they are displayed.  The quilt blocks give tribute to our forebears who wasted nothing and were able to create quilts that were functional, but also reflective of the individual who created them.

The Glacial Hills Quilt Trail was established in October of 2015.  The trail currently incorporates barn quilt blocks in Leavenworth, Jefferson, and Atchison counties. 

BARN QUILT BLOCK WORKSHOPS
TCHS sponsors classes for those wishing to learn how to create their own barn quilt block.

The next Barn Quilt class will be scheduled in the Fall of 2017.  Watch for more details here.

The $35 class fee includes materials and instructions to create your own Barn Quilt Block.  Patterns are available at the class or you can bring your own.  The 2' x 2' blocks are MDO (medium density overlay) signboard, primed with an exterior paint.  Exterior paints in many colors are available at the class.  Arrive at 9:00am and walk out at 2:00pm with your own Barn Quilt Block.

The BARN QUILTS are listed below. "Please note that all barn quilts are on private property and are visible from the road, unless specifically noted on the description of the barn quilt. Be sensitive to traffic around you. Pull over to view the barn quilts."

Interested in Joining the Trail?

Download the application form and email the application form and a photo of your barn block in its permanent position per instructions on the application.

DOWNLOAD Application Form (pdf)

DOWNLOAD Application Form (Word format)

 

Leavenworth County

Pattern: Aunt Lydia's Tulip Basket
Peaches Joles
21452 McIntyre Road
Leavenworth, KS

Residence


Pattern:  Unknown
Ron & Peaches Joles
21234 McIntyre Road
Leavenworth, KS

Original barn  burned down.  This is a replacement wooden barn built in 1935.


Pattern: Connie's Star
Connie Putthoff
2310 Valley View Drive
Tonganoxie, KS

Residence


Pattern: Carpenter's Star
Marge Stierly
20665 Evans Road
Tonganoxie, KS

Residence


Pattern:  Prairie Queen
Janet Stuke
23883 Evans Rd.
Tonganoxie, KS

Residence


Pattern: Starflower
Kathy Hall
507 E 5th St.
Tonganoxie, KS

Hanging on shed in alley behind house.
Enter from the west.
2nd building from west in alley.


Pattern: Crown & Star
Kathy Hall
507 E 5th St.
Tonganoxie, KS

1912 Residence


Pattern: Beacon Lights
Kathy Hall
507 E 5th St.
Tonganoxie, KS

1912 Residence (hanging on right side of front porch)


Pattern: Layered Diamonds
Kathy Hall
507 E 5th St.
Tonganoxie, KS

1912 Residence
Hanging on shed behind house.


Pattern: Pinwheel
Meri OHare
20314 235th St.
Tonganoxie, KS

1915 Cow barn now used for storage.

Pattern: Centennial Star
Jean Pearson
615 Myers Dr.
Tonganoxie, KS

Residence


Pattern:  Tonganoxie Nine Patch
Tonganoxie Community Historical Sociey
201 W. Washington St.
Tonganoxie, KS

The Fairchild-Knox Barn
The original barn was built in 1901, but burned down in 1932.  The second barn, built in 1932 still stands at its original site.  Part of the original rock foundation supports the present barn. 
Mildred Knox Young donated the barn and 6.3 acres of land to the Society in 1987.


Pattern: Hens and Chicks
Gretchen Manus
19549 Parallel Road
Tonganoxie, KS

Residence


Pattern:  Hunter's Star
Christine Funk
27333 243rd St.
McLouth, KS

New Metal Barn


Jackson County

Pattern: Corn & Beans
Rochelle Falk
15985 238th Road
Holton, KS

Residence. The farm has been in the Arnold family since 1864. The house was built prior to 1864, but has been added on to over the years.


Pattern: Sunflower
Rochelle Falk
15985 238th Road
Holton, KS

Residence. The farm has been in the Arnold family since 1864. The house was built prior to 1864, but has been added on to over the years.