Colorado Barn Quilts
By Louise Garrels
Colorado Barn Quilts exists to celebrate you, your home, your family quilt, and other images you value through hand-painted squares of happiness.
Your favorite quilt made by your nana, your home state's quilt block, favorite colors ...let's create one that incorporates your favorites.
Through color and design, these 2' x 2'barn quilts bring your favorites holiday to life through design and color.
Barn quilts have a history dating back to the early 1700's in America and Canada. Quilts were originally sewn but as paint became more readily available and affordable in the mid 1800's, painted barn quilts began to emerge. As larger format sheets of lumber became available, larger barn quilts were painted to provide farms a unique way to identify their location with a colorful, simple, geometric quilt block hung on barns.
Iowa barn photographed by Nikolyn McDonald
Fast forwarding to the 21st century, barn quilts have evolved to be more colorful and more intricate in design but no less representative of the spirit of their farms and families.
Menifee County, KY, barn