Anyone can paint a barn quilt on their property anywhere. A barn quilt trail sometimes gets started when someone (often a quilter) paints a barn quilt on their barn. We encourage everyone with a beautiful farm building to paint a barn quilt. This is an artistic gesture that adds something very special to your property and to the community.

Community projects are different. Barn quilts supported with taxpayer or sponsors’ money should be installed in carefully selected locations. Plan a site selection process in tandem with seeking sponsors, willing hosts, and community support.

This section focuses on a few factors the come in to route selection and risk management.  Go to the Resources section for a draft copy of an Agreement with Property Owner.  Installation features Tom McCallum from Woodgreen demonstrating his framing and installation techniques.