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 beautiful sunshine at Broom’s Bloom to create this signature barn quilt. Customers stopped to watch and chat as we created the faux barn wood that is the background for the barn quilt. Some returned to see our progress over the next two days as the county came together in its signature blue, green and yellow patchwork colors.
You can see the finished barn quilt on the wall of the Harford County Ag Center on Conowingo Road. It marks the beginning of our Harford County Barn Quilt Trail which takes you to all corners of the county. Visit historic farms, new businesses, a wildlife preserve, a playground and a farm museum. Take some time to see the beauty of Harford County, taste the fresh produce, homemade ice cream and watch the sunset with a cold craft beer. As the Trail grows to include more of our farms and businesses, come back to see what other treasures these boundaries have within them.