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  • Barn Quilt Block Seminar

  • The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail will sponsor a barn quilt block seminar, Saturdayat Ag Heritage Park in Alta Vista.
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  • The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail will sponsor a barn quilt block seminar, Saturdayat Ag Heritage Park in Alta Vista.
    The seminar is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of the Spring Crank
    Up! Tractor Show festivities.
    Experienced barn quilt block artists Sue Hageman of Riley, and Susan Kesl of Milford will be on hand to share samples of painted barn quilts, and pattern ideas. They will discuss materials used to make barn quilt blocks and answer questions from those attending the seminar. Sue and Susan, both experienced quilters, will offer assistance in choosing a pattern for those interested in making their own barn quilt block.
    Anyone that has a barn quilt block displayed is welcome to participate in the seminar, sharing their experiences through the process and showing their photos. The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail welcomes all barn quilt enthusiasts, either experienced, or not, to join the seminar.
    The newly formed Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail has announced the establishment of a barn quilt trail, and invites new participants to join the effort throughout the region of the Flint Hills. The “barn trails” showcase the perfect combination of farm life and quilting with the colorful painted blocks adorning various types of outbuildings. The quilt blocks will promote agritourism and pride of the Flint Hills in the22 county region. The Kansas Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is sponsoring the Quilt Trail from the ground level, offering promotion and support, and encourages participation in the project.
    For more information on the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, and for an application, go to www.kansasflinthills.travel. Joining the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, also includes joining the American Quilt Trail. The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail has made few rules for displaying individual barn quilt blocks, noting them on the application form. Interested quilt artists may also contact quilt trail committee members, Connie Larson at agheritagepark@gmail.com, or Sue Hageman at
    Hageman@vet.k-state.edu. Also serving on the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail committee are Marcia Rozell, Tourism Sales Manager, Manhattan Convention Visitors Bureau and Abby Amick, Director, Wabaunsee County Economic Development. Rozell and Amick, also support the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail through their involvement with The Kansas Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, promoting the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail through their website, and promotions.
    For more information about the Barn Quilt Block Seminar, contact Connie Larson at
    agheritagepark@gmail.com, 785-532-8393, or visit agheritagepark.com.
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