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.