A class on barn quilts is being offered by OLLI this fall. OLLI @ OSU is a program of educational courses for people who want to enrich their lives through new learning experiences. For information go to email@example.com email education.okstate.edu/olli.
10-Noon • Wednesdays • Oct 3 - Nov 7
Painted Barn Quilts Painted Barn Quilts Folklore tells us that Barn Quilts were used to communicate information about the Underground Railroad. Historians claim that there were codes built into the ten squares of the quilt through knots, block shapes, colors, and symbols to guide escaping slaves. In the early 2000s, barn quilts started appearing on the American landscape again, only this time the fabric quilts were replaced by geometrically shaped boards, colorfully painted and assembled to resemble a quilt square which are then attached to barns. Today’s barn quilts create art trails across America. The concept originated on an Ohio tobacco farm and has spread to 43 states. The Quilt Trail promotes tourism and community camaraderie. Create your own painted barn quilt with Donna Robbins, OSU Extension Service director for Osage County. You’ll work on two barn quilts, using both sides of 2’ x 2’ plywood to create beautiful artwork to be enjoyed for generations.
To Stimulate interest in quilts.
To Promote the art of quilt making.
To Conduct educational programs, techniques and services in quilt making and preservation.
CVQG is a nonprofit organization located in Stillwater,Oklahoma made up of 75+ members.The guild was first established in 1986 and is still going strong today continuing the mission.
First United Methodist Church, 400 W 7th Ave, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074, United States
WHEN : 1 st Tuesday of every month
Morning meeting : 10 AM
Evening meeting : 6 PM
if you want to be a part of the Guild please come to the guild meeting or contact Susan Oliver at 405 714 2633 (leave a message)