MU Extension Barn Quilt Workshop to be offered in El Dorado Springs and Stockton

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

The Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Center will host the next barn quilt workshops for painted barn quilts on November 7th in El Dorado Springs, MO and November 14th in Stockton, MO. The El Dorado Springs event will be held at the El Dorado Springs High School Ag Building (921 S. Park St..) and the Stockton event will be held at the Stockton Community Building (209 North St.)  Both events will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Cost is $30 per person.  Register deadline is one day prior to the event.

Participants should bring their desired size of signboard (MDO) or plywood, 1/2 inch thick, no larger than 4’ x 4’, with two coats of primer, containers for extra paint, and if possible an extension cord with hairdryer to assist in drying time.  Your board should be cut precisely square.  Depending 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 small containers for paint if 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 patterns 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.   Or register online at www.extension.missouri.edu and search “Barn Quilt Project”

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