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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, & WORKSHOPS

Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge. To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.

 



“How-To” Barn Quilt Class: Basics from Inspiration to Installation

June 6-8

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)


June 20-22

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)

Registration required.

For more details about the program and fees click here.


TAUNY will kick off a major barn quilt tourism project this June with barn quilt classes and painting sessions led by Ruth McWilliams. In the “How-To” Barn Quilt Class: Basics from Inspiration to Installation, participants will learn about the history of barn quilts in the United States and St. Lawrence County and learn how to make their very own 2’x2’ barn quilt from start to finish. This 3-day class will take place at The TAUNY Center on June 6-8 and again on June 20-22 (10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three). There will be a $15 studio fee and an additional cost for materials starting at $50 for this workshop. All participants must register with Ruth McWilliams (ruth@catamountlodge.com). Further workshop details are also available here.


Barn Quilt Tourism Project

These events are part of a bigger arts and economic development project underway over 2019. This year, TAUNY is working with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee, and further community partners, on the Barn Quilt Tourism Project. The project, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant, highlights, celebrates, and encourages barn quilt activity in St. Lawrence County and beyond. In addition to the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural, the project will feature a range of exciting elements including: a series of summer “Barn Quilt Parties” in green spaces around the county, a pilot tour of an area barn quilt trail, support for several contemporary, folk, and traditional artists to produce new works inspired by the barn quilt concept, and an online map on which people in and around St. Lawrence County will be encouraged to post their own barn quilts and the stories that go with them.


Pictured here: Pat Dominie paints a barn quilt at The TAUNY Center. Photo courtesy of Ruth McWilliams.



Barn Quilt Painting Sessions

June 11-12 and June 27-29


In addition to barn quilt classes (see description above), there will also be opportunities for people to observe barn quilt painting in action at two barn quilt painting sessions at The TAUNY Center on June 11-12 and June 27-29. Interested observers can drop in and watch others paint a “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” at these sessions, as part of the larger barn quilt tourism project. To create this barn quilt mural, historians and other town representatives around the county are working with Ruth and the St. Lawrence County Historical Association to choose traditional quilt patterns representing the rich heritage and identity of the county's 32 towns. These 32 barn quilt squares will make up a 4’x8’ mural that will then be on public display over the coming months.



Barn Quilt Tourism Project

These events are part of a bigger arts and economic development project underway over 2019. This year, TAUNY is working with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee, and further community partners, on the Barn Quilt Tourism Project. The project, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant, highlights, celebrates, and encourages barn quilt activity in St. Lawrence County and beyond. In addition to the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural, the project will feature a range of exciting elements including: a series of summer “Barn Quilt Parties” in green spaces around the county, a pilot tour of an area barn quilt trail, support for several contemporary, folk, and traditional artists to produce new works inspired by the barn quilt concept, and an online map on which people in and around St. Lawrence County will be encouraged to post their own barn quilts and the stories that go with them.


Pictured here: Carol Musser Rose paints a barn quilt at The TAUNY Center. Photo courtesy of Ruth McWilliams.


 

Stay tuned for summer:

The 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project

    

Have you seen the colorful painted quilt pattern squares on homes, barns, and garages around St. Lawrence County--or by TAUNY’s back door? There’s a grassroots arts and economic development movement afoot through making and displaying these “barn quilt” creations, which draw on the rich quilting traditions of our region, and TAUNY is excited to help celebrate and promote it!


Over 2019, TAUNY is working with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee, and further community partners, on the Barn Quilt Tourism Project. This project, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant, will highlight and encourage St. Lawrence County barn quilt activity through a series of summer “Barn Quilt Parties” in green spaces around the county, a “Towns of St. Lawrence County” barn quilt mural project, and a tour of an area barn quilt trail. Stay tuned for more details, and drop us a line at camilla@tauny.org if you are interested in this project and would like to get involved! Meanwhile, learn more about barn quilts and existing county trails at https://www.northcountryguide.com/pages/barn-quilt-trails.



First Friday Jam

Please note that our monthly jams are currently on hiatus. Stay tuned--and tuned up!--for other musical opportunities coming up.


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