Information supplied by this application will be housed at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum and kept as a historical record. Information may also be used in the creation of self-guided maps of this county's quilted barn sites.
Barn owner criteria and eligibility information:
McHenry County barn owners interested in being part of the Quilt Barn Project should complete and submit the form. Include photo of completed Barn Quilt Square.
The barn should be visible without obstruction of trees, crops, or other buildings during all seasons.
The quilt block must be visible from two directions.
The barn should be a stable, permanent building large enough to frame the quilt square appropriately.
Quilt blocks are generally 8’ x 8’ or 4' x 4.'
The structure must be located along a road, either hard-surface or gravel, that is well-maintained during all seasons.
No labeling or advertising will be permitted on the structure.
Quilt installation is the responsibility of the owner.
The McHenry County sign ordinance does not permit painting a Barn Quilt design directly on the barn nor does it allow for any signage.