Barn Decorations: How to Make Barn Quilts

A barn quilt is a large, hand-painted wooden block typically displayed on the front or side of a barn. They usually measure 8' x 8'. Created in Ohio by Donna Sue Groves as a way to honor her mother, the barn quilt movement has now spread to over forty states (as well as Canada!). Barn quilts are an excellent way to bring communities together and promote agri-tourism. Keep reading to learn more about the history and significance of barn quilts, as well as instructions on how to build, paint, and frame one.