Craig County Public Library

Barn Quilts For Books

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In 2014, colorful blocks of painted squares began appearing on barns, houses, sheds and fences in Craig County. They are barn quilts and they have become a good fundraiser for the library. High quality paint and aluminum boards make them weather proof and color fast. Most barn quilt blocks feature the simplest geometric forms of traditional quilting in a basic palette of bright colors making them easy to enjoy from a distance. However, special orders can generally be accommodated.

While the term ‘barn quilt’ seemingly implies the need for a large dairy, horse, or hay barn, this just isn’t the case. This traditional art can be featured on smaller outbuildings like sheds, on fences or as yard signs. From storefronts to front porches, a barn quilt will add charm and build community anywhere. Barn quilts can be interior art, too.

Sponsors often choose patterns that honor a special individual or memorialize a favorite family tradition or heirloom quilt. Others choose designs that speak to work or hobbies. Some just like the appeal of a certain design. There are thousands of quilt block patterns, so Craig County can be filled with an endless array of distinctive barn quilts.

Many of these barn quilts can be seen from the roads in Craig County. You can find a map ­map of the barn quilts, click here and take a tour. Maps are also available at the Library.

2′ x 2′ for $125

3’ x 3’ for $200
4′ x 4′ for $250
8′ x 8′ for $450

Price includes the cost of materials and a tax-deductible donation to the Craig County Public Library. Receipts of donation will be mailed after payment is received. Special orders (e.g., special materials, paint colors, or intricate designs) will have additional costs assessed. Price does not include installation or any necessary site work.

 Email Martha Dillard at with any questions.

Order form:  Barn Quilts for Books order form

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