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Barn Quilts

Take a driving tour of The Barns of McHenry County (so much better than The Bridges of Madison County, or at least we think so).  Everybody already loves historic barns as meaningful parts of country art.  Barns decorated with barn quilts?  Even better.  You'll see many beautiful representations of traditional quilts.  For a complete map of McHenry County Barn Quilts make sure to download our app or click on the Plan Your Visit icon on the right (if you are using a personal computer).  Choose "Itineraries" and find the McHenry County Barn Quilt Tour.  Choose "Map It" to see them all on a map you can follow on a beautiful road trip through the countryside.  Along with some suggestions of stops along the way to include quilt shops, sweet treats and a brewery or two for your ever patient travel companion.

City:

54-40 or Fight

4302 Ringwood Road
Johnsburg, IL 60051
815-923-2267

Owners: Alan and Mary Stilling.  Al's parents, Art and Isabel, bought the farm in 1941. The dairy barn was built in 1939 after the original one burned. ...

Bachelor's Puzzle

9704 Okeson Road
Hebron, IL 60034
815-923-2267

Owners: Bruce and Patricia Meir. Fourth-generation farm family.Barn dates to 1960s. Metal siding added in 1990s. Former onion warehouse now houses machinery....

Bear Claw

13731 Marengo Road
Huntley, IL 60142
815-923-2267

Owner: Leonard Borhart...

Best of All

8907 Bull Valley Road
Bull Valley, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Owners: Ken and Beverly Eriksen...

Chicago Fire Department

18607 River Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-2267

Owner:  Danelle Kelly...

Corn and Beans

4312 Pioneer Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-2267

Owners: Glen and Candace Stade. The farm  has been in the family since 1968. The Butler grain bin is 60 feet in diameter, 55 feet tall and holds 140,000 bushels....

Crow's Feet

10075 N. River Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
815-923-2267

Owners:  Nick and Deborah Chirikos. Built in 1898 by John Bonkoski.30 by 60 feet. Post and beam construction with a stone foundation. Gable roof....

Crown of Thorns

2719 Franklinville Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Grace Farm. Owner: Anne Chaney...

Director's Choice

5105 W. Solon Road
Richmond, IL 60071
815-923-2267

Owners Howard and Nancy Emery...

Eight Point Variation: Mr. Lincoln's Stars

14709 Perkins Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Owner: Don Perkins...

Feathered Star / Best of All

106 Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
815-923-2267

Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop...

Hour Glass Variation

8810 Crystal Springs Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Owners: Robert and Penny Horsman. Houses goats. (Best viewed off Courty Club Road)...

Just Off the Square

216 S. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Owner: Debbie Best of the Woodstock Quilt Shop. Pattern is an original compilation....

Maple Leaf Variation on village logo

8211 Lakewood Road
Lakewood, IL 60014
815-923-2267

Owner: Village of Lakewood. Originally designed and built by then teenager and local resident Heather Burton, the former dairy barn most likely was  built about 1895. White pine post and beam, mo...

Mosaic Star / Star of the East / Crooked Blocks

15113 Marengo Road
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267

Owner: Lynne Eltrevoog. Built 1947. Curved beam ceiling with post and beam construction. Original farm owner: Jesse Rugh. The original barn was torn down....

Night

1101 Englis Prairie Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
815-923-2267

Richardson Farm. Built about 1880. 60 by 28 feet. Post and beam pegged construction with a stone foundation. Added a 60-foot Gothic arched addition in 1956 to expand dairy barn, which was later u...

No Place Like Home

6422 Main Street
Union, IL 60180
815-923-2267

McHenry County Historcial Society & Museum. Limestone potion dates to 1870....

North Star

14912 Pleasant Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267

Owner: Kim Sherman. Metal-clad construction...

Oak Leaves

8210 McCullom Lake Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-923-2267

Owner: City of McHenry. Petersen Farm. Now considered an historic treasure, under the protection of the McHenry Landmark Commission and the City of McHenry, the farmstead is being restored as part of ...

Pinwheels

11505 Ballard Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-923-2267Owner: Kurt and Jenna Susanke

Owner: Kurt and Jenna Susanke...

Pumpkin

9805 IL-173
Hebron, IL 60034
815-923-2267

Von Bergen's Country Market. Owners: Mel and Bobette Von Bergen. They bought the farm from Vera Churchill in 1977. The barn quilt is mounted on a Morton machine shed....

Six Windows of Sunshine

15804 O'Brien Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815.923-2267

On silo. Owners: Tom and Margaret Behles. The ban has been in the family since 1976. The dairy barn was built prior to 1871. Features stone foundation and pegged-frame superstructure.  Benjamin E...

Star of LeMoyne

306 W. Busse Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-2267

Owner: Joseph P. Clarke...

Sunshine Over Sun City

13400 Sun City Blvd.
Huntley, IL 60142
815-923-2267

Owners: Sun City Community Association...

Swamp Angel

16801 State Line Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-923-2267

Owners: George and Kathy Ainger. Active dairy farm. Features an English gambrel-style barn, of post and beam construction, built in 1911. It was a Saturday night barn dance location, featuring bands f...

That Wonderful Fan / Wild Zinnea

10011 Route 14
Harvard, IL 60033
815-923-2267

Owners: Leonard & Marion Beetstra/ Tom & Angie Beetstra. Gable-style dairy Barn dates to about 1880. This was installed in 2008. A drawing of a dairy cow originally made in 1950 to advertise t...

Tree of Life

17020 Streit Road
Harvard, IL 60033
815-923-2267

Owner: Joel Strauss. The horse barn was built in the 1940s. It has been in the family since Frederick Burtelson bought it in 1973....

Watermelon Basket

19014 W. Coral Road
Marengo, IL 60152
815-923-2267

Owner: Janet Hayes. Farm in the family since 1968. Barn dates to 1860s. Originally used for cows and horses. Features wooden peg construction....

Weathervane

2412 Fox Bluff Lane
Spring Grove, IL 60081
815-923-2267

Owners: Lawrence and Beverly Lawniczak.  Barn was built in 1999 for storage....

Weathervane Variation

705 Barlina Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-923-2267

Owner: Crystal Lake Park District. The pattern was chosen to honor the farm heritage of the site, the former Hill Farm. The colors chosen reflect the rural elements; sky, water, grass, and the setting...

Wood Lily, Stars & Diamonds

2718 Route 23
Harvard, IL 60033
815-923-2267

Owners: Florence and Dean Spesard.  Farm has been in the family since 1901.  The dairy barn dates to about 1980....
 
 





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