Make Your Own Painted Barn Quilt – Contact for Dates

Event Date:

June 1, 2024

Event Time:

12:00 am

Event Location:

b studio

Make your own 24″ x 24″ barn quilt, requires 2 sessions of 2 hours each. All supplies provided.
If booked with 1 or 2 people, cost is $200 per person for the project, each creating their own item
If booked with 3 or 4 people, cost is $150 per person for the project, each creating their own item
Contact Laura at laura@bcreativewithin.ca to set up dates and time. Various times available, contact for details.
A little history 
During the early 1800’s, new immigrants (Austrian, German, Dutch) brought their traditions with them to decorate their barns and indicate the owner and location of where they settled.  These decorative barn quilts represented a variety of stories, ranging from superstitions such as bringing good luck and keeping evil away from the community/family,  to the telling of stories of the individual farms.
Later, during the Revolutionary War, “Barn Quilts” were used to show American forces that an area was safe, secure, and supplies were available. Following that, during the Civil War, the Underground Railroad used Barn Quilts for similar purposes.
Some particular patterns were more specific with their decorative meanings: such as 8 pointed stars representing abundance, rosettes safeguarding against famine, and oak leaves to promote strength.
During the 1900’s these painted quilt markers were replaced by advertising posters for flour, tobacco, farm machinery, etc.  And then in the 2000’s Ohio developed a quilt trail to revitalize tourism and commemorate a popular mother in the region. 
Today we can find a variety of trails to follow that tell stories across North America about this cherished tradition in addition to adding a welcomed, creative visual interest to the countrysides they are found in.

Check out these local references for more information:  South Western Barn Quilt Ladies:  www.barnquilttrails.ca and the Huron Barn Quilt Trail: http://www.barnquilttrails.ca/trails/huron-barn-quilt-trail/.

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
1 Person
20 Left:
$200.00
2 People
20 Left:
$400.00
3 People
20 Left:
$450.00
4 People No Seat Availables
0 Left:
$600.00
Quantity: Total
Total Seats: 60 (60 Left:)
  • b studio
  • 103 Ridge Road West
  • Grimsby
  • ON
  • L3M4E7
  • Canada

Event Schedule Details

  • June 1, 2024 12:00 am   -   June 1, 2025 12:00 am
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