Description


Participants will go through each step - drafting, taping and painting - a pre-primed 2-foot x 2-foot board to look like a quilt block.  Even though the name implies that an entire quilt is painted onto the , it will 0nly be a sing quilt block.  Note that we will be painting.  After the barn quilts are painted, they can be hung on the exterior of barns, sheds, houses,  fences or other buildings.



Kit Fee


A Kit fee of $15  will be paid directly to the Instructor and includes:  


Pre-primed 2'x2' board; patterns ready to transfer (you may bring your own pattern but keep it simple and be ready to draw it onto the board); exterior flat latex paint; foam brushes; exacto knife for cutting tape; paint stick, pencil and eraser; plastic tubs with lids; plastic sandwich bags.






"Barn Quilts"

A barn quilt is a large piece of wood painted to look like a quilt block. Even though the name implies an entire quilt is painted onto the wood, it will only be a single quilt block. After they are painted, they can be hung on the exterior of barns, sheds, houses, fences, or other buildings. Participants will go through each step - drafting, taping, and painting - a pre-primed 2 x 2 foot board to look like a quilt block.


This is a half day class either from 9-noon or 1-4 p.m.


Please bring the following:

  • Painter's tape (about one inch) - Green "Frog" brand is the best, but blue Scotch painter's table will work;
  • yardstick of 24-inch ruler;
  • blow dryer; and,
  • Apron ( We will be painting. It is not really messy, but there is some chance you will get paint on your clothing.)

About 15 years ago, I became interested in quilting and have become an out-of-control ‘fabricaholic’.  I like making art quilts especially if I can add a 3-d effect to the quilt. Most recently, I have become interested in making barn quilts and have been slowly working to make the ugly privacy fence that is next to our property line more attractive with some barn quilts. My husband helps me make the barn quilts by cutting the wood and prepping it so it will be ready for my friends and fellow quilters to paint.





Denise Vassar

I was born and raised in Newport News, VA. I graduated from Warwick High School and Smithdeal-Massey Business College in Richmond, VA. I’ve been married to my husband for 44 years and we have one son. I worked as a civilian at Fort Monroe for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command for 37 years and retired in October 2010 as the senior Foreign Disclosure Officer for the Command. I think my love of fabric and needle work came at a young age. 


Some of my favorite memories are sitting with my Grandmother as a child with an embroidery project or a crochet hook in hand. When I got into high school, it didn’t take me long to realize that the sewing machine and I were destined to become life-long partners. I made all my own clothes and most of the clothes for my Mother and Sister.