Menasha art students design barn quilts

Students paint a barn quilt

Chances are the next time a barn decoration in the Menasha area catches your eye, it came from Menasha High School.

Art students there have made dozens of barn quilts, which are made of wood and serve a brightly colored decorative purposes.

It takes students three weeks to design, prime and paint the quilts which are requested by area farmers.

“We’ll continue to do them in the future, so if anyone out there wants one you can contact us at Menasha High School. You can pick your own design; I also have a book you can look through,” art teacher Erin Culligan said.

The class charges $200 per quilt to cover the cost of materials.

They started by adorning barns in a 25-mile radius but have since expanded to at least 50 miles.