Huron County Barn Quilt Trail launch for IPM 2017

The Beautification Competition has been a traditional and foundational part of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM). As Huron County prepares to host the 100th IPM in Canada’s 150th Birthday year, we are adding a new twist! IPM 2017 is encouraging home owners in Huron County to create and hang barn quilts as part of the beautification process as we approach IPM 2017. A barn quilt that meets the qualifications of the Ontario Barn Quilt Trail (8ft x 8ft and visible from the roadway), will also be uploaded onto their website -

“People have the choice to purchase their own barn quilts or they can make it themselves, let the sky be the limit”, informs Deb Falconer, Chair of the Beautification Committee.

“We are very excited about this initiative as these barn quilts will last after the Match is complete” says Jacquie Bishop, Chair of IPM 2017, “When you see these barn quilts hanging three, five years down the road, you will think of the memories made at IPM 2017.”

July 30 is the deadline to register your Barn Quilt for the Huron County Barn Quilt Trail Map. To register your barn quilt, please complete and submit the Huron County Barn Quilt Trail Registration FormPlease email your completed form to or mail it to Vicky Morrison, 760 Bruce Rd 86, R1 Lucknow ON N0G2H0.

Barn quilts must be installed by July 1st to participate in the cash prizes presented by Tim and Donna Prior, of Brussels Agri Services and Cowboy Loft in Brussels. Participants of 8ft x 8ft quilts will be entered into a draw to win $750 and the 4ft x 4ft barn quilts will be entered to win $150. Also during the IPM Quilt Show (Seaforth Arena August 19 – 20, 2017), community members can vote for a Fan Favourite winning $250.

For more information:
Barn Quilt Trail for IPM 2017: Vicky Morrison

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