What Is A Barn Quilt?

Barn Quilts are colorful square plywood blocks mounted on barns or other buildings.  The idea was originated in Ohio by Donna Sue Groves who wanted to honor her mother, an avid quilter.  A “Clothesline of Quilts” has since spread through counties in Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and soon New Jersey.

Several barn quilts have been mounted in key locations in New Jersey we will soon have maps to pinpoint where you can find these beautiful quilt blocks.  These ‘scavenger hunts’ can easily become day long, or season long, trips that will entertain the whole family while educating everyone about New Jersey’s agricultural legacy, and promoting these locations.


New Jersey Barn Quilt Project

The Barn Quilt Project in New Jersey is a new project coordinated by volunteers of the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture. This project is designed to celebrate New Jersey’s agricultural heritage, highlighting farms across the state with beautiful quilt blocks.  These barn quilts will draw attention to the unique architecture and history of New Jersey Barns and other agriculture related buildings, promote the education of the general public about New Jersey’s strong Agriculture legacy.

This project speaks to issues vital to the economy of New Jersey:

Click here to view the Warren County Barn Quilt Trail

Please bookmark this page and come back often as we add all of our Barn Quilts throughout New Jersey.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Barn Quilt Association of New Jersey is to provide a sustainable heritage tourism attraction/activity while preserving and celebrating the unique agriculture, history, and arts culture of our area through visual combinations of barns and quilt designs, to educate the public and showcase our Garden State.

Founding Sponsors

Founding Partnerships Include:

NJ Museum of Agriculture
Blue Ridge Lumber
Hope Area Chamber of Commerce
Moravian Grange #187
Stewartsville Grange #121