Barn quilt kits are for sale now at the Cowley First offices in Strother Field, but only a limited number are available.

Kits can be picked up by calling (620) 221-9951 to arrange a time, or email dfirebaugh@cowleycounty.org to reserve a kit.

The kits are $40 and include 2-foot primed medium density overlay board, brushes, and paints of one’s choice. People also may select from various patterns.

A map of the quilt locations in Dexter, along with a map of all of the barn quilts in Cowley County, can be found online at www.cowleycounty.org/barn-quilt-trail, or at Grouse Valley Grill and Henry’s Candy in Dexter.

The barn quilt movement took off in Dexter when Steve Joyce, a Dexter social studies teacher, and a group of fellow Dexter teachers worked collaboratively with Cowley First and hosted an all-day workshop at Dexter schools in the spring.

Dexter computer teacher Joannie Reimer had students submit barn quilt designs as part of a contest. The winning quilts are on display at Dexter’s “old gym.”

This information was provided by Cowley First Administrative Assistant Deb Firebaugh.