Thursday, January 25, 2024

KSFHQT In The News!

 The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

Has Been In The News!

Celebrating 10 Years!

Thank you to Ron Wilson

for his feature in his

"Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural" column.

You may read at


Thank you to Clay Center Radio KCLY Ryan Duey

For his Interview Highlighting Barn Quilts

and the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

Monday, October 17, 2022

Wabaunsee County Historic Farmstead Barn Quilt


Historic Wabaunsee County Farmstead
Features "Sky Catcher" Barn Quilt


"Sky Catcher"
Grimm-Schultz Farmstead, 35180 Old K-10 Road, Alma KS 66401
Artist: Carla Craven, Shawnee, KS

Laurie Hamilton purchased the Farmstead in January 2020 from the Leland and Cindy Schultz Family. Previous generations of the Schultz Family have occupied the site since 1930.
The Main House was started in 1875 and completed in 1880. The four contributing outbuildings were built around that same period.

The barn quilt was added to the outbuilding used for Agricultural use---farming and ranching in 2022

The Main House can be rented for day conferences, community meetings, or family reunions. It provides a residence for the current owner.

The buildings were made of local limestone and frame timbers.

Many stories and other Farmstead history can be found on  Artist Carla Craven introduction is also available on the website.

In October 2020, the Grimm-Schultz Farmstead was added to the National Register of Historic Places as its own historic district.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.94366N  Longitude: 96.41097 W

Barn Quilt artist, Carla Craven, of Surfaces Designs in Kansas City
grew up on a dairy farm in Albany, Missouri, She loves and lives
the semi-rural lifestyle, and has a practiced eye for authentic detail.
Carla's barn quilt design is inspired by quilt patterns plus her own
imagination. The colorful barn quilt painted with colors of the sky,
will be an expressive welcome sign, and an identification mark for
travelers looking out for the design to find a particular family.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Dickinson County

Lori Hambright, KSFHQT Dickinson County Rep
Has compiled this listing of barn quilts in Dickinson County
Please refer to the "Dickinson County" tab
on this website
for photos that are available


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Thank you!
To Ron & Chris Wilson
For sharing the barn quilt history
at Lazy T Ranch!

See their story:

Stalking the Elusive Barn Quilt

By Ron Wilson, Poet Lariat

It’s not exactly hunting, in the sense of bow or gun,
But it does involve a search, and it is a lot of fun.
It’s called a Barn Quilt Trail and they’re found across the nation,
As people seek them out as a tourist destination.
It starts with people choosing a nice quilt square design,
And painting them on panels in colors nice and fine.
Then those panels are hung on the side of barn or shed,
Where they’re available for viewing by the public, as I said.
And when there’s several in a region on a route that might entail,
It becomes what people now refer to as a Barn Quilt Trail.
It started in Ohio and the concept traveled west,
Where many quilts now stand as they await the traveler’s quest.
It seems there’s been a lot of action on the barn quilt front,
As people seek them out for a tourist barn quilt hunt.
You don’t need a hunting license in this quest to prevail.
A book, website or friend can guide you on the Barn Quilt Trail.

Happy Trails!
© Copyright 2016

Follow The KSFHQT Barn Quilt Trail!

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KSFHQT Barn Quilt Trail!

 As the June 2020 issue of
"Country Living" suggests:
Research barn quilt trails near you!

The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail invites you
to enjoy drives through the Flint Hills
enjoying the barn quilt art!

Friday, January 24, 2020

New! Coloring Book Three!


Author John H. Lettau

Announces the Availability of the

Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

Coloring Book Three!

Check out the contents of Book Three!

Add it to your collection of Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

Coloring Books One and Two!

Order on Amazon:

Jackson County Adds Barn Quilts!

Jackson County Adds Barn QuiltsTo TheKansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

The Lee Doyle Farms Has Joined
The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail!
Pam Doyle, quilter and barn quilter,  shares her beautiful artwork
on the family farm just north of Holton.