WARSAW — The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office is calling on barn quilt square artists, crafters, and enthusiasts to share their favorite barn quilt squares for an upcoming public art display this summer.
The Wyoming County Barn Quilt art installation plans to showcase the unique artistry, heritage, and history of barn quilt squares and their prominence throughout the county.
“Wyoming County’s Barn Quilt Trail has become a popular attraction and a great way to showcase both the art-form itself and the heritage of agriculture in the County,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “This barn quilt installation will be a focused way to display the squares and invite visitors to view a selection of barn quilts in a single location, learn more, and then plan a visit to view the many around the county.”
The display will include about 12 to 15 barn quilt squares of varied sizes. The Chamber is asking for temporarily donated barn quilt squares in sizes ranging between 2 feet by 2 feet up to 4 feet by 4 feet.
Artists and individuals are encouraged to either make a unique square for display or be willing to share an existing square for the display. Aplacard will share the name of the quilt, artist, and the quilt square meaning, if known.
Finished quilt squares are needed by June 1. The barn quilt squares will be on display between mid-June through mid-July and will be featured during Warsaw’s Valley Fest. Squares will be returned to the owners at the end of July 2021. For information or to reserve a spot, call the Chamber at (585) 786-0307 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wyoming County Barn Quilt installation will be located in the village of Warsaw on Route 20A to greet visitors as they pass through this summer to their destinations, and invites them to stop to appreciate the art form and pick up a brochure to learn more about the barn quilts that are located throughout Wyoming County.
The project is made possible in part with funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.