Family & Consumer Sciences : Quilting

Be sure to check out our NEW County wide project: Clothesline of Quilts

Modeled after the Adams County, Ohio “Clothesline of Quilts”, the project encourages travelers to choose routes throughout the countryside instead of traveling along the interstate by placing painted quilt squares on highly visible barns and other structures. Other benefits of the project include history, culture, arts, education and beautification of the area.

Partnering with the Cooperative Extension Service and RECC’s, the RC&D council is working to develop quilt trails throughout the six county RC&D Area. The counties include: Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade. Once the quilt trails begin to be developed, the RC&D will assist with the development of a marketing brochure and website to promote tourism.

Long range plans include working with other RC&D areas to develop a “quilt trail” along the US 60 corridor throughout the state. In Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, groups have been working on an Appalachian Heritage “quilt” trail for approximately two years.

Kentucky Quilt Block Guidelines

  • Each block must be 8’ x 8’.
  • Must be a pieced or appliqué pattern.
  • Blocks must be painted on approved signboard or other similar material.
  • Quilt block must be placed on a local committee approved barn, building or other location.
  • The quilt block must be approved by the local committee in order to maintain continuity, refrain from excess duplication and insure quality of the project.
  • The local committee will make the necessary contacts to schedule the hanging of the block

Each block costs approximately $700 for materials, painting and hanging of the quilt block. Local painters and the RECC are providing in kind donations to paint and hang the blocks thus reducing the cost to $200 to pay for materials. Limited number of scholarships may be available.

Anyone interested in participating in the Clothesline of Quilts project may pick up an application at any of these participating sponsor locations.

Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau, 1030 N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown

Nolin RECC, 411 Ring Rd., Elizabethtown

Soil Conservation District Office, 529 Westport Rd. Suite A (in USDA Bldg.), Elizabethtown

Hardin County Chamber of Commerce-Elizabethtown, 111 E. Dixie, Elizabethtown