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Barn Quilt Class offered – April 20 & 21

Barn Quilt Classes in Cowley County Announced

Once again, Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development will be presenting barn quilt painting classes Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.  Registration will be accepted until April 6, unless the class fills sooner, as space is limited. Anyone interested in attending a class or wanting to be made aware of future classes may contact Cowley First by calling (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094 or email dfirebaugh@cowleycounty.org.

Classes will be held at Tisdale Methodist Church, 8 miles east of Winfield at 17507 US Hwy 160. Attendees may choose to make a 2 foot, 4 foot, 6 foot or an 8 foot barn quilt.

Class times for 2 and 4 foot quilts are 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Those interested in painting larger quilts may start Friday during the scheduled class times and complete on Saturday if necessary.

Cost for the class is as follows: (2’) $40; (4’) $75; (6’) $150 and (8’) $175, which includes all supplies. Attendees may bring a pattern or choose a pattern at the class. Barn quilts are painted on Medium Density Overlay board (MDO), also known as sign board, which is appropriate for outdoor use and painted with high-quality exterior latex paint.

Anyone from Cowley County or the surrounding area is invited to register for the barn quilt classes. The barn quilt does not have to be hung on a barn nor does it have to be added to the trail; though quilt trail applications will be available at the classes for those that would like to have their quilt added to the maps and websites.

The barn quilt craze has inspired many people to proudly display quilts on their businesses, fire departments, schools, swimming pools, city and community buildings and garages in addition to the traditional barn.

Information on barn quilts and maps of their locations in Cowley County along with other tourism information can be found at Visit.CowleyCounty.org or picked up at the Arkansas City and Winfield chambers.

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