Friday, September 18, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chapman Labor Day Class of '77 Car ShowParticipant from MilfordWins Barn QuiltFor Mayor's Choice Award

Barn Quilt painted by the Chapman Art Club

Barn Quilt Class Offered
At Historic Farm Near Chapman
Saturday, October 3
“Americana Art at Longview Farm”
Near Chapman.
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Registration for the event is $65, which includes paint supplies for a 2 x 2 barn quilt,
 a meal, refreshments and tours of the house and barn.
Limited to 20 participants, pre-registration and payment for the event is required.

To register, contact Lori at 785-313-6565 or

Participants may enjoy tours of the mansion and large stone barn (both restored) while learning the story of this beautiful homestead. The farm, listed on the National Historic Register, was featured on the Sunflower Journeys TV program, which highlighted the area’s historic stone barns last fall.

Following the festivities at Longview Farm, participants are welcome to take self-guided tours of the area’s historic barns and the Chapman-area barn quilts which boasts one of the largest concentrations
of barn quilts in Kansas. Also nearby is the Moose Creek Pumpkin Patch.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tour Barn Quilts During The
Chapman Labor Day Celebration
By Lori Hambright
   Join Chapman on Labor Day weekend – especially on Monday, September 7th, for their 100-plus-year celebration.  Not only is it a homecoming for families in the area, but it’s the ‘last hurrah’ of summertime fun for the year.
   Chapman shares its weekend also with the long-running Friday & Saturday Longford Rodeo events and there’s time to take it all in and still be close to home.
   A special new feature to Chapman  Labor Day this year is the city of Chapman being declared a “Barn Quilt Cit.”
Just in town one can see nearly 70 barn quilts.
   Self-guided barn quilt walking and driving tours will be a highlight of the many activities in Chapman.  Maps will be available after September 1st at area businesses, on the Chapman EDC facebook page and at the site.  (MAP BROCHURE BELOW)
   Labor Day Monday has special features if one chooses to tour then.  Do the tour routes and get a free scoop of ice cream.  Deanna Munson of Munson Homemade Ice Cream will be in downtown Chapman.  Show her your map, name your favorite barn quilt and receive a free scoop of ice cream.  And/or visit the Lucky Charm Quilt Shop in downtown (see their five barn quilts on their storefront), and see the barn quilt display inside while shopping their big Labor Day sales. Don’t stop here.  You can win a barn quilt!  The Class of ’77 Car Show is selling raffle tickets on a patriotic 2 x 2.  The car show is fast becoming “one to go to” of classic autos.
   But wait!  Visit the Quilt Show (all local-made fabric quilts) in the Methodist Church hall.  There’s more! But get it done and then enjoy the 2:00 p. m. parade, “The Trail…Our Heritage.”  The theme is honoring the Butterfield Overland Despatch stage line and Smoky Hill Trail on it’s 150th anniversary in 2015.  The BOD/Smoky Hill Trail segment at Chapman was recently named to the National Historic Register in July. You can walk the BOD swales (ruts) on the west side of Indian Hill (Old 40 hwy & Quail Road) and also see a ‘wagon tracks’ barn quilt by the sign.
   The popularity of barn quilts in and around the Chapman area has been due to the activity of Dickinson County as part of the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail and many barn quilt painting classes; also the Chapman Barn Quilt project directed by DK Co/KSFHQT, Chapman High School Art Club and the Chapman EDC which was conducted this spring and early summer.  Profits from the community project benefitted the CHS Art Club.
   To learn more about the Barn Quilt movement in the 22-county area of the Kansas Flint Hills, visit:
   See you Labor Day in Chapman!

 KSFHQT Shares Barn Quilting with Jefferson County!

KSFHQT wishes Jefferson County good luck with barn quilt 101 classes
they will offer soon!

Jo Cross with her beautiful barn quilt!
Linda Gantz, 4-H Program Manager, Meadowlark Extension District, Oskaloosa Office
Cindy Williams, Meadowlark Extension District Agent
Delores Elrod, showing their fun barn quilts!
Go Jefferson County!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015