Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail
Offers Barn Quilt 101 Classes
Have you wondered how the barn quilt blocks are made? Come learn how to make one and take one home with you! The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail is offering “Barn Quilt 101” classes. Pre-registration is required for these classes, with the $35.00 fee due on arrival at class. Each class will be limited to 12 participants painting blocks. Sue Hageman, Riley, nationally known barn quilt artist will be instructing the classes.
Ag Heritage Park, 103 S Main, Alta Vista, will host a class, Saturday, August 24th, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 noon. Please call 785-532-8393 with questions and to pre-register by August 17th for this class.
Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Rd, Manhattan, will be offering a class Friday evening, September 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this class no later than Friday, August 23rd. Please call 785-537-9727 for questions and preregistration.
The barn block will be made using a 2’ x 2’ MDO (material density overlay) signboard already primed and ready to draw your pattern and paint. The “kit” for the class will include the primed board, tape, foam brushes and paint, all for $35.00. The paint choices will be primary red, blue, yellow, green, black and white. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their own pattern or there will be several patterns to choose from at the class. It is highly suggested participants start with a block that will be simple using only two or three colors of paint. The simplicity will allow participants to finish their project at the completion of the class.
Instructor for the class, Sue Hageman, who recently won the AccuQuilt 2013 Barn Quilt Block Contest, loves to share her passion of barn quilt painting. She has painted numerous barn quilt blocks that are displayed in several counties of the Flint Hills.
The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail is sponsoring the “Barn Quilt 101” classes to encourage participation in the art of barn quilt blocks, promoting agritourism and rural pride through the 22 county region of the Flint Hills. Those interested in barn quilt blocks may follow the art movement in the Kansas Flint Hills at www.ksflinthillsquilttrail.com. Questions may be directed to KSFHQT@gmail.com.