Winter 2015: “Barn Quilts” Sneak Peek!


Posted on November 9th, by admin in Magazine, People. 2 comments

Barn Quilts
They’re popping up all across SEK these days, thanks to a fundraiser in Woodson County

Woodson County might be one of the newest members of the Flint Hills Barn Quilt Trail, but you wouldn’t guess it.

This is one of hundreds of barn quilts sprinkled around Yates Center, hand-painted by a group of locals.

This is one of hundreds of barn quilts sprinkled around Yates Center, all hand-painted by a group of locals.

Just a year after it launched, the Woodson County Barn Quilt Trail boasts more than 100 hand-painted wooden quilt squares displayed on homes, on barns, throughout downtown Yates Center and all across the area. They’re the handiwork of a dedicated group of Yates Centerans who aspired to do or create something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Woodson County Historical Society – but they wanted that something to be “more lasting than a dinner for members or a commemorative mug.”

What they came up with – the Woodson County Barn Quilt Project – turned out to be much more than a successful fundraiser and tribute to the WCHS…

Want to keep reading about the Woodson County Barn Quilt Project? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.





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