Whether it's spotting barn quilts or simply exploring the scenic backroads, you'll find beauty and surprises at every turn. This public art project has placed dozens of colorful quilt patterns (mounted on 8-by-8 foot wooden squares) on historic barns throughout the county. Sponsored by the Racine Arts Council in conjunction with Real Racine, these distinctive designs include common quilt patterns seen more on fabric canvases such as Bear's Paw, Wild Goose Chase, and Tulip Basket.
Many of the area's most popular attractions are minutes from the Quilts on Barns route. The route, which threads its way throughout the countryside, is incredibly photogenic in the Spring and Fall months. We recommend scheduling a half or full day to see all of the art installations. A FREE Quilts on Barns map booklet is available at the Real Racine Visitors Center, located at 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant.
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