Painting event of the summer!

TWO afternoons of Barn Quilt Painting at John A. Logan College in Carterville!!! Details are as listed on the above poster.  Register at link below. Click   HERE to register <<< If you have any questions please give me a call Jeff Kurtz - TheBarnQuilter 717-620-9676  

Wine Glass art

24" glass of wine.  From the wine coloringbook. Painted on black .03 inch thick aluminum.  This aluminum is from a trailer4 builder who uses it for the side walls. Bottle to follow.  

Half day Painting Classes - May 2024

 Good Morning!   This is new...  two half day Barn Quilt painting classes this month! Held in my studio (garage) at 908 Valley Drive in Carterville, IL.    Many designs to choose from, or find something on the internet! Here's the link to the brochure:  Half Day Brochure<<< Here's the link to REGISTER HERE<<< ½  DAY Barn Quilt Painting Class!  My studio, Valley Drive, Carterville, IL May 18th, Saturday 8:00 AM - Noon or Noon - 4:00 PM Limit 6 persons each period Barn Quilt painting classes are two to four hour sessions where students choose a design from a pre-selected group and arrive ready to paint.   Class is either morning or afternoon.  (Some students will finish within two hours!)      Recommended Designs <<<    (or… go to website: ) If you pick a design that is very complex I will call you to discuss.  Or find something online.  Send a photo of it to Jeff.   Bring beverages and snacks. All the materials for class are pro

Painting class at Pookie's in Marion

Barn Quilt Painting Class!  Pookie’s Beer & Bocce , IL 717-620-9676    Tuesday May 21st     12:00 noon until 4:00  Limit 12 persons Click for brochure HERE<<< Click for registration HERE<<<

John A. Logan Painting Class Registration

  JALC Painting April 2024 - Google Docs Click this link for details and registration.

Quilt blocks from the civil war era.

  Title: The Utilization of Quilts for Messages during the Civil War and Underground Railroad Introduction: During the Civil War era and the Underground Railroad, quilts played a significant role in conveying messages and providing secret codes to aid in the escape of enslaved individuals. These quilts, known as "quilt codes" or "freedom quilts," served as a clever means of communication among abolitionists and slaves seeking freedom. This report will explore the history and significance of quilts, their symbolism, and their use as messages during these tumultuous times. The Historical Context: 1. The Civil War: The Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865, saw the United States torn apart by conflicts surrounding slavery and states' rights. Under these circumstances, enslaved individuals sought ways to escape to the North, where they would find freedom. Quilts became an essential tool for communication and provided a code to assist in their journey. 2. The Undergrou