January 27, 2013 by

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERASherman and Shelia Walker,5599 State Route 1529E, have a beautiful herd of Charolais cattle on a farm located north of Fulton. Their choice for a picture on a barn quilt is a Charolais bull. This is an 8/8 fiber glass square and was painted by Dale Batts and Nancy Conn with acrylic exterior paint. GPS coordinates: N38.59776/W88.89672 deg



January 27, 2013 by

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe Archies, Trudy and Henry wanted these three squares to add to their swimming pool enclosure in front of their home on State Road 944 in the Jackson Chapel community. These colorful 4/4 squares were painted on fiberglass with acrylic exterior paint by Dale Batts and Nancy Conn. GPS coordinates: N36.62885/W88.85174


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SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThis block, a four by four lucabond square painted with tractor paint is located on a metal building at Nancy Conn’s residence. While daughter Susan was visiting her mom in 2010, she was challenged with designing a quilt square for this site. After scanning several quilt books, she decided on the Broken Wheel pattern, sketched it on the lucabond and painted it. Chad Batts hung the square. The address is 4061 State Route 1529E, Fulton, Ky, 42041 in Beelerton community. GPS coordinates N36 deg 35.86 W 88 deg 53.81



January 27, 2013 by

Helen Bostick Kentucky Cardinal (12)Helen Bostick in the Beelerton Community has an affinity for Cardinals, Kentucky’s state bird. Carol Stuart, her niece, painted this four by four square with acrylic paint on fiberglass. It features a cardinal on a limb with a blue background. The address is 1374 Rose Road, Fulton, Ky, 42041. This square was first displayed in 2010.


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Batts Farm Sunflower Quilt (9)An 8X8 fiberglass square is a Civil War pattern erected on a barn on Dale Batts’ farm, 4512 State Route 1529E, Fulton, Ky 42041 and displayed in 2010. This block ‘Soldiers Lady’ was painted by Dale’s daughter, Carol and her husband, Gary and replaces the original, Triple Sunflowers, pictured on the blog header.(It was painted on exterior plywood in 2006 and deteriorated.) Dale is a member of TriCounty Homemaker Club and was instrumental in getting Hickman County’s many barn quilts erected after reading an article in Kentucky Living magazine. The ‘Triple Sunflower’ square is also pictured in ‘Kentucky Quilt Trails-Views and Voices’. GPS coordinates: N36 deg-35.87 W 88 deg – 53.29

KENTUCKY QUILT TRAIL: VIEWS AND VOICES (Book release and reception)

January 27, 2013 by

Dale Batts, “Sunflower” barn quilt is featured in the book, KENTUCKY QUILT TRAIL: VIEWS AND VOICES. This reception was held October 18, 2008 at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky.

Dale was the first owner of a barn quilt in Hickman County and her square is featured in the blogs header. (Since the ‘Sunflower’ square was painted on exterior plywood, it soon deteriorated and had to be replaced.) She was bitten by the quilt square bug after seeing an article in KENTUCKY LIVING magazine. Her daughter and son-in-law designed and created the block. Dale is a great advocate for this grass roots movement!


April 27, 2010 by

John and Kim Jackson are thrilled to be chosen for a quilt barn project hosted by Tri County Homemakers. The beautiful 8 X 8 square is mounted on the Jackson’s red barn overlooking a quaint country pond. It is located at the intersection of Highway 307 and Highway 94 in the Enon Community. The colors of blue, yellow, red, cream and green were painted by Carol Stewart, Dale Batts, Jill and Hunter Whitesell on a frame constructed by Phillip White. John Jackson built a metal trough for the quilt to be hung by and was assisted in hanging by Curtis Hancock, Danny Kimbell and Chad Batts. Fulton Decorating and Tri-County Homemakers supplied the paint that was used making this a true community project.

Quilt Square Lost in Fire Nov 07

August 15, 2008 by

 I thought this might be interesting to some and a sweet remembrance for those who enjoyed the square.  Source: Hickman County Arts Council Website. Find the rest of this article on

In April 2007, volunteers from the Arts Council designed and created the Quilt Square. The Square could be seen by every one who went north or south on Washington Street.

Danny Whitlock and Sheri Roberts worked in nasty, rainy weather last April to get the Square finished.  A Rural Electric bucket truck fastened the Square firmly to the building. It was there to stay and stay it did through slashing rains and high winds this summer. And then the unthinkable happened…

Quilt Square Lost in Fire

The Quilt Square burned today when the old Pool Hall caught fire in the early hours of the morning, Friday, Nov. 16th. The building was totally destroyed. The law office of Tom Bugg also was involved and looks like a total loss.
 As sad as we are, the good news is no one was hurt. The Quilt Square’s loss shows us that art, while fleeting, brightens lives while it lasts.

Art Council Quilt Square

Art Council Quilt Square