“Barn” Quilt Block

In the summer of 2019, the Star Valley Quilt Trail challenged the residents of Star Valley to join other Wyoming cities to put this valley on the Wyoming Quilt Trail map by designing and installing “barn” quilt blocks on their homes, outbuildings, businesses – anywhere they could be viewed from the road.

The gratifying response to our challenge was met with great enthusiasm.   There were 32 blocks entered by 25 families.  Thank you all so much!!

Our judges: Robert King, commissioner; Sarah Hale, SVI Media; Linda Taylor, renowned quilt artist. All gave of their time to judge each “barn” quilt block individually.  They were challenged to narrow this field of widely varying designs to the top four.  The winners are: 

First Prize: Sunflower by: Kathy and Mike Clay – 5481 Hwy 34, Freedom

Second Prize: Cascading Stars by: Pat Carter and Don Snyder – 107711 Hwy 89, Etna

Third Prize: Patriotic Pinwheel by: Marilyn Heggenstaller – 5030 Bedford Turnerville Rd, Turnerville

Star Valley Quilt Trail Prize: Sugar Star by: Nola, Myla, Kyla and Ella Simpson – 390 Roberts Rd, Thayne

Click the link below to view a Google Map with locations and photographs of the “barn” blocks in the valley.  All quilt blocks will be on the map. In fact, included on the map are “barn” quilt blocks that were not entered in the contest. If you are inspired to paint a quilt block for your building, “barn”, or home and would like to be included on the Wyoming Quilt Trail contact us: starvalleyquilttrail@gmail.com. Quilt blocks are to be viewed from a road. Recommended size is 4’ x 4’, minimum size is 2’ x 2’, and stunning size is 8’ x 8’.

These blocks will be a source of pride for the entire valley for years to come.  The “Barn” Quilt Blocks will be part of the next Star Valley Quilt Trail, August 19-21, 2021, enticing even more visitors to our valley.

Visit Google Maps for a driving view of all the contestant “barn” quilt blocks:


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For More Information:

The Wyoming Quilt Trail – https://wyoming-quilt-trail.org

The American Quilt Trail – http://www.barnquiltinfo.com/

For Block Ideas Visit – http://quilterscache.com (Traditional Blocks Only)