The "Bar Quilt" phenomenon may soon be coming to Buena Vista County.
In response to a number of questions on the possibility of a '"barn quilts" program, ISU Extension in Buena Vista County is sponsoring an informational meeting on Thursday, January 10th, 6 -7:30 p.m., in the AEA meeting room in Storm Lake.
"We've had several calls from people who are interested, and who feel that this could be a good thing for agritourism in this area," said local extension director Rhonda Christensen. "These kind of projects give a shot in the arm to the rural economy. It can generate some enthusiasm in the rural communities."
More than 900 Barn Quilts have been created in the past six years, and can be seen in at least 16 states.
Anyone who is interested in looking into the potential for such a project is welcome to the free session.
Evan Baldner, Albert City 5th grader, will present his 2007 4-H project, creation of his own barn quilt. Success of programs in Pocahontas and Sac counties will be explored.
For more information on barn quilting around the ccountry, see www.extension.iastate.org and click on community economic development.