Barn Quilts of Grundy County, Iowa

Circle the Countryside this Summer
July 7, 2008, 4:19 PM
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Feeling the need to get out and take a trip?  The Barn Quilts of Grundy County invites everyone to check out the many quilt blocks that cover many corn cribs, barns and other farm buildings throughout Grundy County, Iowa.  Whether you enjoy quilting or not, the landscape can’t be beat!  Take a tour and visit some of the museums in the communities, go shopping at over 25 specialty and gift shops in the county, enjoy a meal at one of several locally-owned restaurants, bring your bike for the trails, swim at the aquatic centers, and generally have good time here in Grundy County.  If you are not familiar with the area, feel free to call for a FREE self-guided tour CD!  This CD will provide you with a narrative of the history of Grundy County, the painted barns and the farms on which they are located, and the towns you will travel through along the Barn Quilt Loop.  The CD can also be placed in your computer in order to view both present and historical photos of the “original 13” painted barns.  For all the current quilt block locations, a map can be obtained at the Grundy County Welcome Center, Grundy County Development Alliance, many of the county’s specialty shops and the Grundy County Extension office.  Maps are also available on-line at by clicking on the Barn Quilt logo and finding maps on the web page. 

For large group tours, please contact the Barn Quilts of Grundy County, at (319) 825-3606 for more information.


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I was visiting Iowa this past week (I’m from Missouri) and was amazed when I saw the first barn quilt! What a great thing. I had seen this project mentioned some time ago in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, but had forgotten about it until the first quilt appeared. Thank you for all the work everyone did!

Comment by Valerie Lanning

After reading through the article, I just feel that I really need more information on the topic. Could you suggest some resources please?

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