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Douglas Boosters 4-H Club creates barn quilt

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:00 a.m. CDT

Douglas Boosters 4-H Club cut, painted and hung an 8 by 8 barn quilt Saturday at Union County Fairgrounds. The quilt depicts the pattern representing Union County at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Sponsoring barn quilts, which name the Patches and Pieces Quilt Guild, Quilts and Other Notions and Douglas Boosters, are also on display.

Those participating were: Dillon Bailey, Sam Chapman, Reese Glynn, Mason Kinsella, Jackson Kinsella, Chad Lamb and leaders, Thane Glynn, Mindy Bailey and Marilyn Kinsella.

There were many steps taken for this group to finally reach the actual installation of this project. The steps included finding sponsors to help with expense of the boards, seeking approval from the state fairgrounds executives to copy the pattern, seeking approval to hang the barn quilt from the Union County Fair Board and setting up times for various members of the club to paint and participate.

A challenge is now being sent out to the rest of the 4-H clubs in Union County from Thane Glynn and the other leaders of Douglas Boosters. The challenge is to design a barn quilt, 4 ft. by 4 ft., experience all of the steps involved as a club, find sponsors to buy the boards and get their names and the name of your club up and visible at Union County Fairgrounds. Thane Glynn would like to see barn quilts scattered all over the fairgrounds.  

If the club needs a place to paint, Judy Hopkins will donate the space, paint and guidance.

For more information, call Thane Glynn at 641-202-2227 or Hopkins at 641-202-6485.

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