Barn quilts grace Morgan County buildings - Staff Reports and Nancy Lauck - Fort Morgan Times: Posted: 03/11/2010 05:41:23 PM MST
The Keith Bath feedlot on Highway 34 east of Fort Morgan features a corn and beans barn quilt. (John La Porte/Fort Morgan Times)Morgan County now has 61 sites with barn quilts.
Nancy Lauck, barn quilt project coordinator, has compiled a list of the sites.
When viewing and enjoying the quilt trail use caution when slowing or stopping near a site, Lauck cautioned.
Stopping along busy roads can be dangerous and illegal, she pointed out.
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the site, Lauck said; on business they are open to the public.
The Morgan County Barn Quilt Project is meant to beautify local barns, preserve Northeast Colorado heritage and promote economic vitality, project organizers said.
The idea came from an article several years Country quilt A Farmers Daughter barn quilt adorns a building on the farm of Kit and Linda Carlson on County Road 20. (John La Porte/Fort Morgan Times)ago in American Profile magazine, which runs in The Fort Morgan Times, said project instigator Pat Knight.
Quilt patterns are painted on plywood and displayed on barns — and on other buildings, some of them downtown businesses.
Lauck custom-painted many of the barn quilts. She can use designs that reflect a person's heritage, occupation, hobbies, religion or other personal traits.
Lauck is a quilt enthusiast and former quilt shop owner.
Diamond-Vogel of Fort Morgan donated paint, and the Morgan County Arts Council covered plywood expenses."