Patchwork on the Plains
More than just a place to store equipment or house livestock, a Nebraska barn can be a big canvas and space that begs for adornment. In this new NET documentary, see how barn quilts are preserving history, commemorating families, and promoting small town pride and patriotism. Travel across Nebraska to meet the people behind these colorfully painted quilts, and hear how the art inspires our state.
The documentary features barn quilts from the following counties: Thurston, Cass, Gage, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Dawson, Nemaha, Clay, and Nuckolls. Using data found from related links, the map below features barn quilt locations that can be found throughout Nebraska. Take a scenic drive to discover these roadside gems—colorful quilt designs painted on barns—perfect for an afternoon escape.
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hand painted 1'x1' barn quilts by Carol Hankel-Scheele from Odell, NE or call