Barn Quilts and Hidden History Murals Trails


Marquette County Home & Community Education Association (HCE)

The Marquette County Home and Community Education Association (HCE) is an organization that involves members in family and community issues through educational programs and service activities.  Five clubs in Marquette County; affiliated with Wisconsin Home and Community Education Association (WAHCE).

Marquette County UW-Extension Family Living

Responding to your family and community needs with research-based education and partnerships.  We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

Montello Historic Preservation Society

The Montello Historic Preservation Society strives to connect the past to the present in order that all those who live, visit, or pass through Montello may benefit from knowing how those who came before us worked and played, what they dreamed and accomplished, how and why they grieved, laughed, loved and what gave them joy and the resilience to go on even through hardship.

The Wisconsin Arts Board

 The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.

The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

Alliant Energy Foundation

The Alliant Energy Foundation is an independent, non-profit philanthropic corporation funded by Alliant Energy shareowners. Since its start in 1998, the Alliant Energy Foundation has contributed nearly $31 million to projects and organizations through a variety of programs and worthwhile initiatives. The Foundation's programs reflect our commitment to play an active role in the communities we serve.

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative is a rural electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 36,000 member/owners in parts of 12 Central Wisconsin counties. As such, it is the largest rural electric cooperative in Wisconsin and the largest in Region Five of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Marquette County Tourism Commission

The body established by ordinance to oversee collection and disbursement of room tax revenues.

Neshkoro Enhancement Committee

The Neshkoro Enhancement Committee was formed in 2004 and since that time they have beautified and enhanced the appearance of the Village greatly, by creating parks, beautifying the downtown areas and launching several new village events and festivals. Their latest venture is to become Marquette County’s first Mural Village.

Louise Back & Homespun Fabrics

Homespun Fabrics is a rural Marquette County quilt shop, operated by Louise Back since 1995. Homespun Fabrics carries supplies for quilting, plus handmade quilts for sale. We are a community supporter of 4-H, hosting quilting classes and special events. Homespun Fabrics spearheaded the local effort to make and donate pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge; over 200 pillowcases were donated in the first year of this project from this store. The Barn Quilt Project was kicked off by raising the Contrary Wife barn quilt on our property. We are also the home of Contrary Wife Designs quilt patterns. 

Marquette County Historical Society

The Society promotes the awareness of the area's historical culture to develop an understanding of and pride in our past, its importance in the present and its impact on the future.  Visit our museum at 125 Lawrence St., Westfield, WI.

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