Barn Quilts of Missouri

Discover tradition and history . . . enjoy a scenic drive . . . view the colorful barn quilts of the Boonslick Region of Missouri!
             

The Barn Quilts of the Boonslick Region are promoting and celebrating the unique agricultural experience of the region through the visual combination of barns . . . vital to the economic well being of the rural community. . . and the comfort of homemade quilts that provided warmth, beauty and an outlet
for individual artistic expression.

Experience
Barn Quilts . . .

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Barn quilts are colorful, large wooden blocks that are designed, painted and then hung on the side of barns.

Quilts also reflect a social history of the Westward expansion, of pioneering on the plains families, community and church throughout time. At night, everybody snuggled in bed under hand made quilts.

 

Boones lick trail map from St. Charles to Arrow Rock
The Boones Lick Trail is the land route to the beginning of the Sante Fe Trail. For 40 years it was a major corridor for pioneers travelling west until they got to the Oregon Trail and the Sante Fe Trail.

In 1805, brothers Nathaniel and Daniel Morgan Boone, son's of the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, located a salt lick in Howard county, in central Missouri. Salt was essential for settlers who used it to cure meat. The Boone brothers established a business, boiling water from the saline spring and shipping the salt down the Missouri River to the Boone Settlement near present day Matson, Missouri.

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Boonslick Quilt 2

The Missouri Star
The first barn quilt on the Boonslick Trail, the pattern is called the "Missouri Star." Find this quilt at Exit 111 off I 70 at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine grounds southeast corner, in Cooper County. N 38° 56.327' W92° 35.793'

Boonslick quilt 1

Electric Fan
Located on Highway 240 about 5 miles south of Fayette, Missouri in Howard County, this barn quilt pattern is called "Electric Fan." The pattern was chosen by the owners, Bill and Martha Holman, because they have a heritage quilt of the same pattern. N 39° 05.414' W92° 38.691'

Boonslick Quilt 3 Bear Paw
Called the "Bear Paw," this barn quilt can be seen, on the east side, about a mile south of Fayette, Missouri at 1090 Highway 240 in Howard County. This barn is owned by David and Elaine Smith and Jerry and Mary Linhart.
Boonslick Quilt 4 Country Farm
Elaine Osborn and her husband inherited the farm where this barn stands. They chose the pattern called "Country Farm." Travel west of Arrow Rock on Highway 41 toward Marshall. At Hardemann turn right (north) on Highway D. See the barn quilt after two miles on the right at 22264 Highway D-Hardemann. N39° 06.521' W93° 0.580'
Boonslick Quilt 5 Farmer's Daughter
Called the "Farmer's Daughter" because, for the last 3 generations, the farm has been inherited by daughters in the family. Owned by Carol Raynor, this barn can be seen at 29117 Hwy. 290, 3 miles east of Marshall.
Boonslick Quilt 6 Sante Fe Wagon Tracks
Named "Sante Fe Wagon Tracks", this barn quilt is actually on the Sante Fe Trail. Find it in Saline County by travelling north out of Arrow Rock about one mile, turn right on Highway AC. The barn, owned by Robert Thompson, is on your right. N 39° 04.906' W 92° 57.668'
Boonslick Quilt 7 The Trails
Owned by the Grissums, the pattern on this barn is called "The Trails." You can see it in Cooper County on Highway 41 and Springs Road between Lamine and Arrow Rock on the north side of the road. N 38° 57.678' W92° 54.074'
Boonslick Quilt 8 Farmer's Daughter
On Robert Wilhoit, Jr.'s barn, the pattern of this barn quilt is called "The Farmer's Daughter." Find it within the city limits of Fayette, Missouri on the north side of town on 193 Highway 5, as if you were driving to Glasgow, Missouri. N39° 10.305' W92° 41.700'