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Join the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail at Eureka Public Library

Join the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail at Eureka Public Library

Eureka, Ill. – Looking for a staycation idea? Please join University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Program Coordinator Reid Young, as he stops at the Eureka Public Library (202 S. Main St., Eureka) to chat all about the McLean County's Barn Quilt Heritage Trail. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

The trail is a celebration of McLean County's farming heritage and the talents of local quilters, artists, and poets. Over 50 barns throughout the county display different 8 x 8 foot quilt squares painted on plywood. The trail guide includes a map, photo of the barn, a brief history of the barn, a note about the quilt design, and a special poem about both the barn and quilt.

To save your seat on the trail, please contact the Eureka Library at (309) 467-2922 to reserve a seat for this free program. The University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners are providing this unique program. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Office at (309) 467-3789.

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