Ava, Mo. – The Douglas County University of Missouri Extension in Douglas County is offering a barn quilt class. American barn quilts can be tracked back almost 300 years, to the arrival of immigrants from the central regions of Europe. 

Decorating barns and farmsteads with colorful quilt squares peaked by the beginning of the 20th century and slowly gave way to different forms of paintings and advertisements. Today, barn quilts have become popular again, and some communities have barn quilt trails.

The Douglas County MU Extension is offering this class to teach individuals how to make a barn quilt. The goal is to keep track of where barn quilts are placed in the community to create a barn quilt trail for local residents and visitors to our community.

Class participants will paint a 2’ x 2’ square of plywood with the quilt pattern of their choice. All materials and equipment will be provided participants need to bring a sack lunch. The class will be held at the Ava General Baptist Church Activity Center, 213E Webster Ave, Ava MO. 65608. The class is limited to 25 participants.

Pre-registration is required by 5/16/24.  To register for the classes, or for more details, contact the Douglas County Extension office at 417 683-4409 or visit the office in person. 

Cost: $50