Barn Quilt, Canning, Courses Set

Barn quilts were first popularized on the eastern U.S. coast, but the hobby has spread throughout the country. Barn quilts have become so popular in some places that maps are distributed for tourism.

April 10, 2018

CHICKASHA -- Barn quilting can be hair raising and awe inspiring at the same time. These large hand-painted plywood blocks are most often hung on barns.

Their beauty and popularity has given rise to the establishment of nearly 50 barn quilt trails across the U.S. Barn quilts resemble huge blocks from a quilt, hence the name that is derived from the time-honored tradition of quilt making.

Canadian Valley Technology Center is hosting its first barn quilt class May 7-8 as part of a new series of affordable, short-term courses at the Chickasha Campus.

A canning class is schedule for June 5. As spring temps rise, gardeners are sure to begin planning vegetable gardens. Canning is the best way to preserve garden-fresh veggies for cold weather months. Proper preservation can result if storage for even a few years. Special guest instructor for the course is Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Food Specialist Dr. Barbara Brown. She is a show favorite on the popular OETA series, Oklahoma Gardening.

The classes are made possible by CV Tech through a partnership with the Grady County Extension Service.

For more information or to enroll, call Karen, (405) 222-7525.