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Washington County To Become “Barn Quilt Capitol” of Iowa

Posted: Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 5:08 am

Tuesday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors will vote to approve a proclamation that would make Washington County the official “Barn Quilt Capitol” of Iowa. Unlike typical quilts, barn quilts are painted on square blocks of wood and displayed near the top of a structure’s frame. The website provides free maps and information to over one-hundred wooden quilt-blocks that can be found on barns throughout Washington County. also sells “Barn Block Kits” that can be delivered to your home.