Bicentennial Barn Quilt Auction and Fundraiser
The highlight of this historic auction is the sale of the Bicentennial Barn Quilt, which was named Outstanding Bicentennial Collaborative Project by Indiana Historical Society. Other selected auction items will help us reach our goal! The quilt features 92 hand-made squares, with a barn from each of Indiana's 92 counties represented in a quilted image. On the back of the quilt is a listing of each county's square and the name of the artist who created the square, to provide a permanent record of the artists. It features hand-quilting by Ruby Borkholder. During Indiana's Bicentennial, 2016, the quilt travelled across Indiana to over 50 different locations and has been admired by thousands of people. All proceeds from this auction will go toward Indiana Barn Foundation's Barn Preservation Grant Fund, which will be named after the late Mauri Williamson, a founding board member of IBF. The quilt was created to promote and benefit Indiana Barn Foundation, and received endorsement as a Bicentennial Legacy Project.
About Indiana Barn Foundation
Indiana Barn Foundation is a statewide nonprofit, 501c3 organization whose mission is to promote the preservation of Indiana's historic barns. The Indiana Barn Foundation represents a dynamic statewide network of barn owners and enthusiasts engaged in barn preservation. Through our association with National Barn Alliance, Indiana Landmarks and barn experts, we offer essential information for barn owners such as preservation workshops, barn tours, educational and grant opportunities. Membership is open to anyone wishing to support our mission.