Historic Barns & Quilts

Historic Round Barn

15-79-01b-e1360329690437-150x150The Hutchinson Farm Round Barn is a design fitting the octagonal, polygonal, or circular form of barn architecture that prevailed between 1850 and 1920.  This barn is one of thirty-two similar structures remaining in the state of Iowa and the only remaining example in Poweshiek County.   The barn is located approximately 1 mile east of Montezuma along County Highway 85.  MAP 

Local Barn Quilts

IMG_0002-150x150The first barn quilt in Poweshiek County is located at the farm of Phil and Lois Evans. There are 13 Barn Quilts that adorn historic barns throughout the Poweshiek County area, with other quilts in the design and implementation process.  The double pinwheel quilt design was by Evans’ daughter-in-law and was a gift from their children.  The Evans’ farm and barn quilt is located 2 miles southeast of Montezuma along the Barnes City Highway.   MAP

Barn Quilting History

IMG_0001-150x150The barn quilt art was fostered in Sac and Grundy Counties in Iowa in 2005, and quickly spread throughout the state, including the Evan’s farm quilt that was installed in 2008.  Iowa barn quilt squares are generally 8×8 foot wood pieces painted with a traditional quilt pattern that reflect symbols of a community’s past heritage and future. 

Support Poweshiek County Barn Quilts

IMG_0003-150x150Purchase the annual Poweshiek County Barn Quilt Calendar at the Poweshiek County Extension Office in Montezuma!  Proceeds from the calendar go to support more quilts in Poweshiek County.  Barn Quilts in Poweshiek County are also made possible through Poweshiek County Alliance, Grinnell Tourism Board, Grinnell Area Arts Council, Faulconer Gallery, Jewel Box Quilt Guild and the Barn Quilt Committee of Poweshiek County.  The Poweshiek County Extension Office is located at 114 South Third Street in Montezuma.  MAP