More about Barn Quilts
Quilting is in the fabric of Marquette County. It is home to two quilting specialty stores – Homespun Fabrics on County Road T south of Endeavor, and Teapot Quilt Cottage in Montello. In addition, the local Calico Capers Quilt Guild is an active community club, the Marquette County Historical Society holds records and photos of all Marquette County Quilts recorded in the Wisconsin Historical Society Quilt project, and the Montello Historic Preservation Society has exhibited Patching Together History with Marquette County Quilts.
Agriculture works hard for Marquette County every day. Family-owned farms, food processors and agriculture-related businesses generate thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity. Marquette County has very diverse agricultural communities in the Central Sands area of Wisconsin. The county is constantly in the top five counties for mint oil and Christmas trees along with having significant vegetable production of potatoes and sweet corn. Marquette County has a rich history in dairy production and cash grain crops, several large nursery producers and sod farms. Individuals or families own 85.5% of Marquette County farms. Residents and visitors also cherish Marquette County for its recreational opportunities with abundant lakes, rivers and woodlands. Our rich agricultural history mixes perfectly with our love of quilts to produce the Barn Quilts project.