Harford County Agricultural Center


Location: 3525 Conowingo Road, Street, MD 21154 See on Google Interactive Map Website: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1655/Agriculture Quilt Pattern name: Harford County Map Colors: Green, Blue, White Owner(s) Name: Harford County Agricultural Center Artist(s) Name: John Knott - Designer, Joan Hayden and family - Painter Actual Location of Barn Quilt on Farm/Building: Parking lot side of the building. This quilt marks the beginning of the Harford County Barn Quilt Trail which takes you to all corners of the county.  It is a fitting spot since the Harford County Agricultural Center currently houses the county's agricultural services and serves to interpret its agricultural heritage.  Next door is the county’s historic Joesting-Gorsuch House, which the county saved, relocated from a Bel Air golf course and restored in 2016.  The home dates back to the 1700s and is considered one of the county’s oldest structures.  There are exhibits and artifacts, like farm implements, in the Joesting-Gorsuch House.  Tenants in the Ag Center like University of Maryland Extension educate future agricultural leaders through the 4-H program. [...]

Harford County Agricultural Center2019-08-13T19:36:36+00:00

Creating the Harford County Ag Center Barn Quilt


Telling about the construction of this Barn Quilt needs to start with the design itself… and that goes back to the beginning of the involvement of Visit Harford with this project. In working with Visit Harford on this project, one of our frequent discussions was a logo for the Trail.  After bouncing around many ideas, one design caught our eye.  It was an outline of the county, but within the boundaries was a quilt pattern.  It was the most perfect design by John Knott.  After working with him on color decisions, we had our logo! Fast forward a couple of years when the idea was floated about creating a barn quilt for the new Harford County Ag Center and using that as a starting point for the Trail.  After considering a few other designs, it became clear that the one we needed was right in front of us- the logo!  Not being a traditional geometric design made it a little more challenging to transfer to two 4’X8’ boards, but we met that challenge and worked in the [...]

Creating the Harford County Ag Center Barn Quilt2019-08-13T19:56:00+00:00