Barn Quilt Workshop

Hennessey United hosted its 3rd barn quilt workshop Saturday at the Hennessey Sr Citizens center.  The 20 attendees spent about 7 hours designing and painting their art.  The workshop was led by OSU extension educator, Lindy Hoel.

Over the past few years, barn quilts have become a popular decorative item in rural areas.  Barn quilts are large signs that look like quilt squares that are generally displayed on barns.  There is a whole tourism thing happening now including tours and trails around the country that lead you to barns with these paintings.  There are several in Oklahoma, such as Prairie Smoke and the Barn Quilt Trail that can be found on the Discover Oklahoma website.  The Farm Bureau of Hennessey provided lunch for the group.