Inspired by the Sac County Iowa Barn Quilts, the Kewaunee County Area Barn Quilt project began in January 2008. Over 125 area 4-H and FFA students worked with the community designing and painting 18 â€œquiltsâ€� for historically-significant barns. The project consisted of several stages. A kick-off meeting was held in November 2008, when barn history, quilt and color theory, and the painting technique was introduced. Next, the 4-H and FFA students met with their farm families learning about their barns and choosing a pattern. Painting followed and all quilts were finished by the end of the year. The first quilts were hung on a blustery Saturday in February 2009. The weather called for 1 to 2 inches of snowâ€¦but by the time 6 quilts had been hung, there was 14 inches of snow on the ground! The following Tuesday three more quilts were hungâ€¦in the freezing rain! The last quilts were hung in June.