Quilts on Barns


Whether it's spotting barn quilts or simply exploring the scenic backroads of Racine County, you'll find beauty and surprises at every turn!

Racine County is home to one of the first barn quilt projects in the state. Beginning in 2009, this public art project has placed dozens of colorful quilt patterns, mounted on 8-by-8 foot wooden squares, on barns throughout Racine County. The goal of the project was to highlight the unique architecture and history of barns in our county, educate residents and visitors on Racine County's rich quilting tradition, and promote quilting as a form of art. 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 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 brochure is available at the Real Racine Visitors Center, 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant. 

Join us for our annual Quilts on Barns Adventure the second Saturday of October. There is live music at two barn locations and a box lunch will be available.

For the most current list of Quilts on Barns, see our interactive map:

East of I-94 from Real Racine Visitors Center:
Lady of the Lake, 1330 Borgardt Rd., Sturtevant
Indian Paintbrush, 1637 Airline Rd., Racine
Ohio Star Variation, 4638 Nicholson Rd. Franksville
Black-Eyed Susan, 5553 Short Rd., Racine
Blue Ribbon Horse, 5518 WI-31, Racine
Rusty Horseshoes, 5750 Five Mile Rd., Racine
Corn & Beans, 6123 Hwy 38, Franksville
Four Flags, 8024 Nicholson Rd., Caledonia
Churndash, 8140 Foley Rd., Racine
Square in a Square, 5915 Seven Mile Rd., Racine
Quarter Horse Cross, 7930 Botting Rd., Racine
Bear Paw, 7133 Michna Rd., Racine
Mariners Compass, 4130 Lighthouse Dr., Wind Point

West of I-94 from Real Racine Visitors Center:
Swing on a Star, 17201 Old Yorkville Rd., Union Grove
Cornucopia, 19030 Plank Rd., Union Grove
Vine of Friendship, 29614 Mt. Tom Rd., Burlington
54-40 or Fight, 28503 Durand Ave., Burlington
Wheat Matters, 34120 Spring Prairie Rd., Burlington
Log Cabin, 2826 Maple Rd., Burlington
Waterford Windmill, 5202 Buena Park Rd., Waterford
Indian Trail, 6203 Big Bend Rd., Waterford
Connecting the Arts, 6314 S. Loomis Rd., Wind Lake
Tulip Basket, 6119 Heg Park Rd., Wind Lake
Wisconsin Heartland, 27402 Malchine Rd., Waterford
Wild Goose Chase, 22020 W. Seven Mile Rd., Franksville
Mosaic Twirl, 1509 51st St., Caledonia
Sawtooth 16 Patch, 5200 Raynor Ave., Franksville
Tennessee Star, 4603 108th St., Franksville