3 generations of painters!

3 generations of painters!

We held a wonderful painting class on May 18.  11 present, painting wonderful designs.  Grandma Darlene and her daughter and granddaughter had a great day painting their blocks.  Granddaughter Camille was especially creative with her Root Vegetables.  Isn't it wonderful?

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Winchester Quilt Block has gone international!!

Winchester Quilt Block has gone international!!

Lynda left her home in Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit her friends, Tom and Margaret Atkins, in Winchester, Texas.  Luckily her visit coincided with a Quilt Block Painting class.  Lynda painted a beautiful rendition of a fall maple leaf.  Not wanting to carry this block on her flight home, she...

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Visitors from the North!

We had delightful experience last week--visitors from the North.  Laurie drove her beautiful Dodge Camper Van from Michigan to visit the Winchester Quilt Block Trail!  She stopped in Frisco, Texas to pick up her friend Sally and they headed to Winchester.  They had a wonderful day, driving the...

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Here Comes the Bus!

Here Comes the Bus!

On Friday, October 22, the Houston Precinct 3 bus arrived at Zilss Hall in Winchester.  They came to see our quilt blocks.  Rhoda gave them a quick overview of how we paint quilt blocks.  They were thrilled to see the many quilt blocks we have hanging in the hall and quickly dubbed it the...

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Blinn College, Schulenburg Campus

Blinn College, Schulenburg Campus

Many thanks to Blinn College in Schulenburg for arranging a Quilt Block Painting Class on their campus.  We loaded our supplies up and headed to Schulenburg on October 15.  We set up in their gym and met 8 lovely ladies from the Sculenburg class.  They all worked hard and painted these...

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Houston International Quilt Festival is coming up!!

Houston International Quilt Festival is coming up!!

We just had a great class on Saturday.  We are honing our skills, looking forward to teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston on October 25th!  These ladies were so thrilled with their quilt blocks that they just booked a private November class!  

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Quilt Blocks at Murphy's

Quilt Blocks at Murphy's

Many thanks to Georgianna Fox, owner of Murphy's Steakhouse in Winchester, Texas for allowing us to showcase our quilt blocks in her dining room.  Georgianna is always an avid supporter of the Winchester community. Tom and Margaret Atkins installed 5 quilt blocks of varying designs today.  You...

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Houston Quilt Festival

Houston Quilt Festival

We have just heard from the Houston Quilt Festival organizers and we are excited to report that the Festival will go on!  AND we will be teaching a class!  The organizers are being very careful in the planning of this event as they want to keep everyone safe.  Unfortunately the number of...

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Nita's Quilt Block Holder

Nita's Quilt Block Holder

Nita Tieman has been one of our most prolific students.  She's painted at least a dozen blocks, some for herself, some for her lucky friends.  She decided she needed to place seasonally themed blocks on her entrance gate.  She found out that my husband had built our gate to hold a quilt block...

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We're BAAAACCCK!

We're BAAAACCCK!

We are so excited to tell you that we hosted a Quilt Block Painting Class on September on September 24th at Zilss Hall in Winchester!  We had 9 students in the class, which gave us plenty of room for social distancing.  Everyone wore their mask.  We had some great blocks come out of this class...

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Latest Installation in LaGrange

Latest Installation in LaGrange

Many thanks to Julie Ardery and Bill Bishop for their commission to paint this beautiful Spinner Quilt Block for their newly painted Victorian house.  Julie had a specific palette in mind which made our job very easy.  Enjoy the view as you drive south on Franklin Street!

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Latest Quilt Blocks

Latest Quilt Blocks

Here a the two newest quilt blocks painted by students.  

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Come see us!

Come see us!

I know these are challenging times for all of us as we face the uncertainty of the COVID 19 virus.  As we find ourselves curtailing our activities it prompts me to invite you to jump in your car and drive out to the Winchester area for a drive to enjoy our displayed quilt blocks.  The...

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New banner

New banner

Pat Karisch unveiling new banner for the Quilt Block Trail at the Colorado Valley Quilt Show in La Grange, Texas February 28 and 29.  Paint class for the month of March will be on Saturday the 14 at 10:00 a.m. and spaces are still available.  Registration form can be found on this website.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a picture of my February block hanging on our gate.  If you squint your eyes just right, you should be able to see the two hearts in the center!

After a big push to get ready to host a booth at the International Quilt Festival, Rhoda and I were grateful to take some time off in...

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Quilt Block Paint Class

Margaret and Rhoda are just back from the International Quilt Festival and we have lots of new ideas for painted quilt blocks!!  We hope you will look at the calendar on this site.  We have classes scheduled through March and we hope you can find a date that suits you.  If not, you are...

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The Houston International Quilt Festival 2019

The Houston International Quilt Festival 2019

The Winchester Quilt Block Trail was honored to be part of the 2019 International Quilt Festival in Houston on October 30-Nov3.  We were located with the other non-profit organizations and it was our goal to spread the word about barn quilts!  

Wednesday was set up day.  Sherwood...

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Preparing for the Houston Quilt Festival

Preparing for the Houston Quilt Festival

We are so excited to tell you that the Winchester Quilt Block Trail has been invited to have a booth at the Houston Quilt Festival!  We will be at Booth 152.  We will showcase our quilt blocks for sale on the front of our little Red Barn.  We will have information how to paint a quilt block...

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Quilt Block Paint Class - Saturday, October 26

Quilt Block Paint Class - Saturday, October 26

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00am - 04:00pm

Registration fee is $35.00 per person.  All supplies are provided and you will go home with a painted 2x2' quilt block.  Class sizes are limited to 12.

We have a refrigerator and microwave, so bring your lunch and...

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Pick Up A Painted Quilt Block Trail Map

Pick Up A Painted Quilt Block Trail Map

WACA has developed a Painted Quilt Block trail in the Winchester area. A printed map can be found at local businesses in the La Grange, Giddings, and Smithville.  In Winchester maps can be found on the side porch of Zilss Hall and at Murphy's Steakhouse. The trail can be driven at any time....

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July 26, 2018 Quilt Block paint class

July 26, 2018 Quilt Block paint class

July 26, 2018 Quilt Block paint class. Great way to spend a really hot summer day.

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Saturday, the 17th of November was the last Quilt Block class for the 2018 year

Saturday, the 17th of November was the last Quilt Block class for the 2018 year

Saturday, the 17th of November was the last Quilt Block class for the 2018 year. Although the class was small we all had a great time. The next class is being planned for January 26th and we have interested individuals signing up. So let Margaret or Rhoda know if you are interested

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WACA Members Present The Methodist Church A Quilt Block

WACA Members Present The Methodist Church A Quilt Block

WACA members present Henry Pearson,Treasurer of the Methodist Church, a Quilt Block. Pictured with Henry are Pat Karisch, President of WACA; Bill Karisch, Richard Schafer, Evelyn Parker, Linda Hart, Margaret and Tom Atkins.

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A quilt block class held on February 24th

A quilt block class held on February 24th

A quilt block class held on February 24th had 13 participants. Two original designs were the "Indian Paintbrush" and the "ole Goat"

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We hosted 12 women from the Shiner Heritage Quilt Guild

We hosted 12 women from the Shiner Heritage Quilt Guild

We hosted 12 women from the Shiner Heritage Quilt Guild for a full day of painting quilt blocks. Such a fun day and they painted some beautiful blocks. They ended their day with dinner Murphy’s and a tour of our Quilt Block Trail!

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A Quilt Block Class was held Sunday, July 21st

A Quilt Block Class was held Sunday, July 21st

A Quilt Block Class was held Sunday, July 21st with 15 people attending. One was from Oregon and one North Carolina. Beautiful blocks were painted.

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Purchased one from the wall at Murphy's last night (first visit to Murphy's, will be back) Hummingbird will be place on our porch at home in Austin. Already loved visiting Smithville and now will always add a stop in Winchester.
~Brooke & Bobby Dennis

Oh how fun it was to make my own barn quilt! So organized and all the materials were ready and available. Thank y’all so much!
Dana
~Dana Rickaway

I had such a wonderful day working on my quilt block. First of all the drive there is so relaxing and if you keep your eyes open you will see loads of quilt blocks along the way on fences, houses, barns, etc.
There are a lot of pattern choices for you to choose from. I knew immediately when I saw the pattern that was for me on that day. The ladies are so helpful and positive. I just lost myself in the work. I have a stressful job and I just melted in relaxation with each hour that flew by and I knew when I walked out the door I that WILL be back again. A friend told me about the class and I am so happy that I got to go! I am getting ready to sign up again!
~Patty Eagle

Winchester Area Civic Association, Inc.

8945 FM 153
Winchester, Texas 78945

Margaret Atkins (979) 242-3085
Rhoda Gersch (979) 242-3213
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