TAUNY invites public to see barn quilts in Canton
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm

TAUNY invites the community to stop by The TAUNY Center in Canton to see progress made on the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural being created in conjunction with the county-wide Barn Quilt Tourism Project.

While teaching barn quilt classes at The TAUNY Center over the summer, organizer and barn quilter Ruth McWilliams, South Colton, has been leading a team of painters in creating the barn quilt mural. To help create this mural, two Canton businesses provided materials: Triple A Building Center donated the sign board and Coakley Home and Hardware donated some paint and Frog Tape. Also, historians and other town representatives throughout the county have worked with Ruth McWilliams and Pat Dominie of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association to choose traditional quilt patterns representing the rich and diverse heritage and identity of each of the county's 32 towns. These 32 barn quilt squares make up a 4’x8’ mural that will be featured in an exhibition at The TAUNY Center in 2020, and will eventually go on permanent display in the county. In August, visitors are encouraged to stop by The TAUNY Center any time during open hours to see progress on the barn quilt, including perhaps painters at work.

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY.