Barn Quilt Tours of Carver County MN

Tour with us as we travel across the beautiful countryside of Carver County, MN exploring the open-air art gallery of Barn Quilts!

Welcome to Barn Quilt Tours of Carver County, MN. The Barn Quilts of Carver County project was started in 2011. To date, 25 quilt blocks have been installed. Barn quilts are 2 pieces of 4'x8' plywood painted and framed. Patterns are chosen for their color and design, but most often reflect family heritage or a family heirloom quilt. Framed and ready to mount, each quilt block weighs approximately 250 pounds. As community service, Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op donated the man power and equipment. Tour with us as we explore the beautiful countryside of Carver County, MN. In the comfort of a coach bus, learn local history and vignettes about the farms, barn owners and their barn quilt patterns. My guided tours divide Carver County's quilt trail into three different adventures - including stops at local wineries, breweries, orchards and an organic farmer's market.

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Barn Quilt Trail | Barn Quilts of Carver County MN

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Follow our Barn Quilts of Carver County MN journey. Share with others! If you are visiting MN for the Super Bowl - Welcome!

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barnquiltsofcarvercountymn.com Carver County's barn quilt trail, route for 3 trumpeter swan heading west. Carver County is approximately 25 miles southwest of the Twin Cities - a safe distance away from Super Bowl mania.

At the Farm | Produce Farmer's Market | Open June-October in Waconia MN

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Have you ever been to "At The Farm" in Waconia, MN? Join me - nearly all my tours stop there! Meet Donna Frantz, the owner, farmer and author. "At The Farm" is an organic farmer's market, antique business and so much more. Donna "WOWS" my guests with her fresh produce, beautiful displays, stories and home town hospitality. Read her latest newsletter and sign up for more:
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ArtStock Art and Wine Festival

Mark your calendars - Art Stock 2018!

New 2018 Barn Quilt Tours Carver County MN | Barn Quilts Carver County

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Barn Quilts of Carver County MN is pleased to bring our tour guests and friends "News and Updates". Watch for our blog posts for new and updated information.

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barnquiltsofcarvercountymn.com Barn Quilt Tours Carver County MN has created new, magical and one of a kind tours, barn quilts, gifts and souvenirs for our guests. If you are a Tour Planner and are looking for something new and experiential to offer your guests this - consider one of the many exciting Barn Quilt Tours or Speaking...

[01/08/18]   Check out this Barn Quilt Enthusiasts Group! Talented artists and individuals!

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[01/01/18]   Happy New Year to all my past and future travelers - from the Barn Quilts of Carver County, Minnesota family! We are looking forward to touring with you in 2018! New Barn Quilt Tours have been added!

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Barn Quilt Tours of Carver County : Explore Minnesota

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Are you planning activities and tours for 2018? Barn Quilt Tours of Carver County, MN is now posted on Explore Minnesota! Join us in 2018!

exploreminnesota.com Join us on a day tour as we explore Carver County, Minnesota, home to one of the largest open-air galleries of art and barn quilts! Made for barns, not beds, “barn quilts” are quilt patterns, drawn to scale and painted on wooden panels that are hung on exterior walls of historic barns.

Love sharing Carver County's Art, History and beautiful country side with others. Today's tour guests were a Community Education Group from Minneapolis. Barn Quilt Tours on a beautiful fall day!

I had an exceptionally great tour today with a group of women from the Recess Club! They joined me from various locations east of Waconia. We started at the Carver County Fair Grounds; enjoyed lunch at Lola's Lakehouse on beautiful Lake Waconia, overlooking Coney Island, and enjoyed wine tasting and shopping at Deardorff Orchards and Parley Lake Winery. Our final stop of the day was at "At the Farm", Farmer's Market and Antique Shop. Feel blessed to have spent a day with such a wonderful group!

I had an exceptionally great tour today with a group of women from the Recess Club! They joined me from various locations east of Waconia. We started at the Carver County Fair Grounds; enjoyed lunch at Lola's Lakehouse on beautiful Lake Waconia, overlooking Coney Island, and enjoyed wine tasting and shopping at Deardorff Orchards and Parley Lake Winery. Our final stop of the day was at "At the Farm", Farmer's Market and Antique Shop. Feel blessed to have spent a day with such a wonderful group!

My new magnetic car door signs. Helps my tour guests spot me when we meet for Barn Quilt Tours. Spent another great day with a group of ladies in my first "open registration tour". More to come next season.

[10/10/17]   Had a great time today with my friends from Delano Senior Center and conducting a speaking engagement on the Barn Quilts of Carver County, MN. Saw a number of ladies who have toured with be before. PS- congrats on the notable center and senior involvement - impressive!

Had a great tour today with the River Valley Quilters of Woodbury! We enjoyed box lunches and wine at Deardorff Orchards & Parley Lake Winery. Had a great stop at "At The Farm" Farmer's Market, followed by a stop at the Quilting Grounds Quilt Store in Norwood Young America. Super day with super women!

Had a great Barn Quilt Tour yesterday with long time friends! Celebrated a 60th Birthday on the tour as well. A rainbow was watching over us as we left my farm/barn. Am sure Eugene was watching over us and approved!

Awesome wineries in Carver County! We showed off our Barn Quilt tattoos while enjoying our wine at Parley Lake Winery.

The majority of today's tour was at the Arboretum. The group took Tram rides, visited the Red Research Barn, with the Barn Quilt on it, and toured the Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center. If you haven't visited the Center yet -you should - you won't "bee" disappointed! Ended the day with a visit to the Apple House.

[08/03/17]   Banner Barn Quilt day! A tour and a speaking engagement in one day. Whew! Such wonderful guests!

A new favorite stop on one of my tour routes - is the Carlson Llama Farm in Waconia. This has now become one of my absolute favorites! Rick Carlson's work with the 4-Kids and llamas is incredible. Besides Ollie my dog - they are my new favorite animal!

[07/31/17]   Barn Quilt Tours, LLC has their first official out of state client. (While we have many out of state visitors - this is my first out of state client for my tour business). Looking forward to a group from Wisconsin joining me this fall! Tour on!

[07/24/17]   All because of a Barn Quilt - recently I met an elderly woman on one of my tours. After learning my maiden name (Willems), she thought we had a family tree connection. She shares the love of genealogy, as I do. I have been helping her find "the missing piece" in her puzzle. I talked to her again today. Loved her words, "And all of this because I took a Barn Quilt tour. I prayed I would find some answers and then I met you". The puzzle isn't solved quite yet, but we're working on it and I now have another amazing friend in my life. All because of a Barn Quilt....

Pictures from the unveiling of 3 new quilts in Morris, MN, where I was asked to be a guest speaker, along with Barb Hone, the author of Barn Quilts of Carver County, MN.
Barn Quilts make people happy!

Visit us at ArtStock this weekend at Parley Lake Winery & Deardorff Orchards. I'll be doing mini-barn quilt tours as part of the art and wine festival. Enjoy a glass of wine and view these beautiful pieces of art work done by local artist Suzanne Theisfeld. The "Apple Tree of Life" pattern, on the Deardorff barn, was our very own 1st barn quilt in Carver County, MN. To sign up for these tours, visit:

https://artsofcarvercounty.org/mini-barn-quilt-tours-during-artstock/

Watch for us on Fox Channel 9 news on Tuesday, July 11th, at 7:30 am and 9:30 am. Barbara Hone and I were interviewed! Barb is the Author of Barn Quilts of Carver County book. Barb is also the photographer of this beautiful collage!

Flower garden and displays are ready at the Farm. Ready for Barn Quilt tour guests!

Live at the unveiling of 3 Barn Quilts - sponsored by the Stevens County Historical Society and Ward and Carol Voorhees. In Morris MN. Was asked to be a Guest Speaker. Great Day!

Live at the MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO! Great turnout and interest in the Barn Quilt Tours & Treasures!

[07/29/16]   Flower garden pictures from my farm. Tour guests always enjoy seeing these while viewing the barn quilts!

[07/29/16]   Flower garden pictures from my farm. Tour guests always enjoy seeing these while viewing the barn quilts!

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One of my best tour groups yet!

One of my best tour groups yet!


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