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Barn Quilt Tour and Quilt & Craft Show
of Calhoun County
October 19th, 2019
Join Timi's Tours for a great artistic experience. With a step-on guide we will wander along The Trail, which is home to over 80 painted barn quilts, during which you will see and hear the stories of the many quilts and the families they belong to. You'll marvel at the beauty as we wind our way through the hollows and county roads.
New Addition! We will take the Brussels Ferry to a Brussels, IL for a Quilt, Crafts, and More event that includes stops to see handmade quilts, and afford time to shop for crafts and other treasures!
"The Calhoun County Barn Quilt Project began in 2008 as a community based effort to promote and preserve the agricultural and rural heritage of Calhoun County. The county’s unique geography lends itself to agritourism, and the project is geared to stimulate the economy without sacrificing the natural beauty and rich heritage our residents cherish.
The quilts and barns represent the women and men who settled this county. Many of the present residents are direct descendants. The outdoor paintings are huge quilt blocks, hand-painted, usually from an original quilt owned by a family or a selected block inspired by a family member or event. Local artists and volunteers created the quilt blocks making the project a community effort. Calhoun County holds many family owned farms with barns that are a century old or older. The Barn Quilt Project hopes to promote an awareness of these barns and prevent their disappearance from our landscape. Each barn has a unique appearance, history, and purpose."
Your trip includes lunch, luxury motorcoach transportation, and guided tour for only $109 per person!