Open Call Barn Quilt Exhibit

The Hansen Museum is proud to present its first Open Call Barn Quilt Exhibit. One of the more accessible forms of art, barn quilts originated sometime in the 1800s as a way to show off a particularly pretty quilting square. Today, barn quilters are more numerous than ever, as the masses discover this enjoyable form of art.  Barn quilts began as quilt square designs painted to a board then affixed to a barn.

This art form has grown wildly in popularity, with budding artists of all kinds adding their friendly pops of color to the sides of barns, garages, or houses; becoming so popular that there are hundreds of “trails” to follow across the United States. Stroll through the exhibit and admire the variety in patterns, textures, and colors.

Barn Quilts On Display

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