Thursday, August 25, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "Barn Quilt/Quilted Barn"
Artist(s): Jane Vaughan
Materials: Fabric, adhesives, epoxy
Location on Main Street: In front of Waunakee Furniture, ETC
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "After seeing the Goats on Main last year I wanted to have the fabric arts represented this year.  The barn shape was perfect to display the Barn Raising quilt pattern I used on one side of the barn.  There are over 80 pieced log cabin blocks on this side made with pieces that measure only 1" wide.  The squares are 2 1/2" each.  The remaining side is done in traditional fabrics except for the barn quilt which is painted wood.  The challenge was to find fabrics that would look realistic."
You're invited!
Join us for an afternoon full of Wisconsin tradition as we auction off 15 unique steel barns from the 2016 Barns on Main Waunakee Public Art Project! Stop by on Sunday, September 18 during
Wauktoberfest to take a one of a kind piece of Wisconsin art home with you!

This project brought together 15 artists, all from Waunakee, who created what Wisconsin meant to them on a 27" steel barn donated by Endres Manufacturing Co. The barns have been on display along Main St. in Waunakee since June, but now it's time they find a permanent home.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit local charities. This year the recipients of proceeds from the project are: Endres Manfacturing Co. Foundation, Schumacher Farm Park, and the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative.

Stay tuned as we will feature a couple of barns each week leading up to the auction on September 18. Keep an eye out for the next installment of Barn of the Day. For more information on Barns on Main and to see photos of all 15 pieces of art, visit

For photos, click on the "2016 Barns Auction" tab on the left side of the page.

Hope to see you at the auction!