(SOLD OUT) The Farms: Barn Quilt Painting

Skill Level: Beginner

No barn? No problem! Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block to use at your own home at Barn Quilt Painting from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in the Greenhouse Auditorium.

Participants will choose from a cardinal or patch star design upon registration. The session will start with a pre-primed board with the design of your choice already drafted, which will then be taped and painted at your own pace.

Instructor Jane Cade will also share history of barn quilts, techniques, tips, and discuss how to properly seal your finished piece after the paint has dried for 48 hours. Leave with a 20×20″ quilt block to keep for yourself or share your talents and give someone the perfect gift.

$90/person. Register here by March 2. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email owarren@illinois.edu.

About the Instructor

Jane Cade is a retired teacher from Clinton Junior High School. She has been painting barn quilts for eight years and sells her work online and at craft festivals. She teaches classes at Parkland Community College and will be teaching classes at her workshop beginning next year.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete winter class schedule here.


Mar 09 2024


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 09 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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