Calhoun County Barn Quilts

Calhoun County Barn Quilts

Calhoun County
Calhoun County, Illinois 62037

Groups can schedule a guided tour or take a self-guided drive to enjoy the Calhoun County Barn Quilts. The quilts and barns represent the women and men who settled this county. The outdoor paintings are huge quilt blocks, hand-painted, usually from an original quilt owned by a family or a selected block inspired by a family member or event. Local artists and volunteers created the quilt blocks making the project a community effort.

The Calhoun County Barn Quilt Project began in 2008 as a community based effort to promote and preserve the agricultural and rural heritage of Calhoun County. The county’s unique geography lends itself to agritourism, and the project is geared to stimulate the economy without sacrificing the natural beauty and rich heritage our residents cherish.

Guided tours can be scheduled with Calhoun Touring Adventures. The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism can help schedule your preferred date. Call (800) 258-6645 or email

If you take a self-guided tour, visitors are asked to please be respectful of private property and remain on public roads where barn quilts are visible.

Click here for the trail map!