Wabaunsee County Historic Farmstead Barn Quilt

Historic Wabaunsee County Farmstead
Features "Sky Catcher" Barn Quilt


"Sky Catcher"
Grimm-Schultz Farmstead, 35180 Old K-10 Road, Alma KS 66401
Artist: Carla Craven, Shawnee, KS

Laurie Hamilton purchased the Farmstead in January 2020 from the Leland and Cindy Schultz Family. Previous generations of the Schultz Family have occupied the site since 1930.
The Main House was started in 1875 and completed in 1880. The four contributing outbuildings were built around that same period.

The barn quilt was added to the outbuilding used for Agricultural use---farming and ranching in 2022

The Main House can be rented for day conferences, community meetings, or family reunions. It provides a residence for the current owner.

The buildings were made of local limestone and frame timbers.

Many stories and other Farmstead history can be found on www.grimmschultzfarmstead.com.  Artist Carla Craven introduction is also available on the website.

In October 2020, the Grimm-Schultz Farmstead was added to the National Register of Historic Places as its own historic district.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.94366N  Longitude: 96.41097 W

Barn Quilt artist, Carla Craven, of Surfaces Designs in Kansas City
grew up on a dairy farm in Albany, Missouri, She loves and lives
the semi-rural lifestyle, and has a practiced eye for authentic detail.
Carla's barn quilt design is inspired by quilt patterns plus her own
imagination. The colorful barn quilt painted with colors of the sky,
will be an expressive welcome sign, and an identification mark for
travelers looking out for the design to find a particular family.

Thanks for your support!

 Thank you to all that showed support

For Ag Heritage Park yesterday

To make our

Celebration A Success!

We enjoyed sharing Fall Decor, Baked Goods

and Barn Quilts!

Thank you to all our helpers, donators

and the vendors that shared their

fall goods.

Jessica Wyrill counts down while spinning the tickets!

Congratulations to the barn quilt drawing recipients!

Rebecca Frerking, Washington, KS

won the 4 x 4

Shandi Andres, Alta Vista

won the 2 x 2

Lauren Hunter, Alta Vista

won the 1 x 1


(more photos on the Fall Event page)

Celebrate September 24th!


Ag Heritage Park Celebrates Fall

& Barn Quilts; September 24

 Ag Heritage Park plans a fun day Saturday, September 24th in Alta Vista, celebrating fall and barn quilts. The highlight of the day will be the barn quilt drawing scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

 The barn quilt drawing offers three chances to win – the first drawing for the 4 x 4, a 2 x 2 drawing following, and then a third drawing for a two-sided 1 x 1. Connie Larson and Cindy Zimmerman have donated their talents for this popular means of supporting Ag Heritage Park. See the barn quilt details and ticket opportunities, including ticket availability using PayPal, at www.AgHeritagePark.com and Facebook. Tickets will be available on the 24th prior to the 3:30 drawing.

 Plans for the day include fall d├ęcor, pumpkins, corn shocks, produce and more for sale and a fun barn quilt day is in the works.  Barn quilts will be on display with visitors welcome to display their artwork, and a barn quilt contest with the winner announced at 3:00 p.m. is planned. For the contest bring an 8 x 10 photo of your barn quilt on display at your home/farm, any size will be accepted for the contest. Also, an assortment of barn quilts will be for sale, benefitting Ag Heritage Park.

 A bake sale, with proceeds for the upkeep of Ag Heritage Park will offer a variety of goods, and lunch, as well as snacks and drinks will be available all day.

 Kids games, including ring toss, pumpkin walk, scavenger hunt and a craft table are planned from 10:00 to noon.  Of course, children of all ages will enjoy the exhibits of agricultural history at the Ag Heritage Park.

 Ag Heritage Park, birth place of the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, will celebrate 10 years of the quilt trail, which blends the art of quilting with barn quilt artwork promoting  tourism and celebrating rural heritage throughout the Flint Hills. The organizational meetings developing the quilt trail were held in the fall of 2012. Quickly the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail grew to be celebrated in 22 counties throughout the Flint Hills.

 Visitors are encouraged to “Step back in time,” experiencing the exhibits in the museum and vintage buildings.  The Park, located at 103 S Main, Alta Vista, is handicap accessible, and will be open 9-4 on September 24th. Please follow www.AgHeritagePark.com and Ag Heritage Park Facebook for updated details on the schedule of events. You may call Connie Larson at 785-532-8393 or Kirby Zimmerman at 620-767-2714, for more info.

School House Renovation In Progress


Ag Heritage Park

Is Making Progress

On The School House Restoration

Early Spring 2022 Sharon Heidemann, Kirby and Cindy Zimmerman, Matt Easton and Connie Larson started scraping paint on the 1850's Garfield School house.  Contractor Andy Masenthin has taken the job of restoring the exterior of the building and is making good progress.

Ag Heritage Park wants to thank the Council Grove Area Foundation for the support of a grant helping to restore the school house. The grant designated for this project is vital to the maintenance of the buildings on display at Ag Heritage Park. 

Alta Vista Old Settler's Day - August 12-13

Old Settler's Day Parade
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Ag Heritage Park will Join in the
Old Settlers Day Parade
Tractors are invited to meet
at Ag Heritage Park to join the parade
Ag Heritage Park will be open 9:00-3:00
Barn Quilt Tickets will be available at the City Park
& at Ag Heritage Park
Barn Quilt Drawing Saturday, September 24, 2022


Thank You Supporters! Barn Quilt Winner . . .

  A big "thank you" to Ag Heritage Park Supporters!

We appreciate you coming out on a day that felt more like a

"Winter" Crank Up! than a

"Spring" Crank Up! Tractor Show!

(more photos to come)

Thank you to our barn quilt ticket "spinner" Lexi Wyrill!

Our barn quilt winner is:

Russ Hamm, Canton

Who exhibited  a

1922 8-16 International for the Spring Crank Up!

Thank you to all that purchased tickets to

support Ag Heritage Park!

2022 Spring Crank Up! & Barn Quilt Drawing

                                                                Buy Tickets Here!!!!