Cedar County Barn Quilt Workshop to be offered in Stockton and El Dorado Springs

Workshops for painted barn quilts on August 28th in Stockton, MO and August 29th in El Dorado Springs, MO. The Stockton event will be held at the Stockton Community Building (209 North St.) and the El Dorado Springs event will be held at the El Dorado Springs High School (901 S. Grand Ave.)  Both events will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Cost is $30 per person.

Participants should bring their desired size of signboard (MDO) or plywood, 1/2 inch thick, with two coats of primer, containers for extra paint, and if possible an extension cord with hairdryer to assist in drying time.  Based on the complexity of the pattern and drying time, it can difficult to complete the barn quilt in our allotted time, so it’s important to bring the containers for paint needed to complete your project.  Instruction, pencils, brushes, paint and tape will all be provided.

Remember that barn quilts are not just for barns!  Smaller barn quilts (such as a 2’ x 2’) may be placed on the outside of homes, garages or shop buildings, businesses or churches.  Use a variety of similar pattern on 12” x 12” boards (can be found in most craft sections) to create a unique primitive wall gallery in an interior wall in your home.  The possibilities are endless for this distinctive piece of art!

To register for either barn quilt workshop, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at mfox@missouri.edu.