Welcome to beautiful Boyle County, Kentucky. This area is rich with its rural, small-town atmosphere and friendly people to make you feel right at home. Danville, known as the City of Firsts, is the location of Constitution Square, where our statehood was signed in 1792. History here dates to 1775 and there are more buildings on the national register in this community than in any other in Kentucky. Take extra time to pick up our walking-driving tour brochure to enhance your quilt tour. Danville is home to Pioneer Playhouse, the oldest outdoor dinner theatre in Kentucky, Centre College formed in 1819, and the McDowell House and Apothecary Shop where the first successful abdominal surgery in the world was performed in 1809.
Ten miles west of Danville is Perryville where Kentuckys bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought. Over 7,600 men were wounded or killed near Perryville, and many of the homes, churches, and schools still standing in Perryville were used as hospitals after the battle. Merchants Row along the banks of the Chaplin River contains old commercial buildings and homes that remain just as they were in the 1840s, with restoration and preservation in progress.
Along the banks of the Rolling Fork River flowing through the Knoblands is the beautiful Forkland valley, where pioneers who arrived with James Harrod and Simon Kenton settled. Every October the descendants of these pioneers celebrate their heritage at the Forkland Heritage Festival, held in a former WPA school building. This building now contains the Abraham Lincoln Museum, created in honor of Nancy Hanks Lincolns mother, who lived in the area for over 30 years.
Boyle County Quilts
Grayson's Tavern (Inside) at Constutition Square State Historic Site
105 E. Walnut Street, Danville.
This fabric quilt was created for the Danville Bicentennial in 1987 by Louise Dearborn. It hangs in the entrance to the Danville-Boyle County Welcome Center and is a recreation of Danville about 1800. The McDowell House and Apothecary, Danville Town Square with the courthouse, jail and meetinghouse, Philip Yeisers mansion, Gills Tavern, and Walker Daniels store are all depicted on this artistic piece.
Eddie & Betty Walker
3735 Hustonville Road.
From Danville traveling south on US127; go 1.7 miles from 127/150 intersection near Wal-Mart. Barn is on left across from Shelby Green subdivision. The owners chose the Morning Star pattern as a symbol for Christmas and painted it with a UK blue background because they are avid UK fans. The quilt block was made possible by pattern designer Eddie Walker, pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Eddie and Betty Walker. It was installed on August 6, 2008.
2131 Gose Pike.
From Danville take US150E toward Stanford and turn right onto Gose Pike. The barn is to the southwest of the house. The owner chose the Stars & Stripes pattern because he believes in America and the stars and stripes forever. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Isabel Carter, Geraldine Dietrich, and Mary Ann Sharp. It was installed on December 4, 2008.
Lloyd & Teri Wineland
2805 Lancaster Road.
From Danville take KY52E (Lancaster Road); go 1.4 miles out to Stoney Meadow Farm (rock entrance with lions) on your left. The owners grow sunflowers so they chose a sunflower quilt block. The block was made possible by pattern designer Louise Dearborn, pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Louise Dearborn and Geraldine Dietrich. It was installed on August 6, 2008.
Fred & Louise Dearborn
495 Clifton Road.
From Danville take KY52E (Lancaster Road) for 3 miles and turn left onto Clifton Road. The barn is about ½ mile on the left. Mrs. Dearborn, a professional artist, created the Dove Descending pattern herself. The dove is a favorite family hunting bird and a meaningful Christian symbol. Mrs. Dearborn completed all aspects of this quilt block from designing to painting. It was installed on August 6, 2008.
Darrell & Joyce Ferrell
543 Alum Springs Crosspike.
From Danville take KY34 west (Lebanon Road), turn left onto Alum Springs Crosspike. The pattern is on the first black barn on the right. The owners chose the Stars and Strips pattern after seeing it on another barn. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Geraldine Dietrich, Carlene Moore, Barbara Brummett, Isabel Carter and Judi Adams. It was installed on December 3, 2008.
John & Sheila Albright
5755 Lebanon Road.
From Danville Bypass travel 3.5 miles out KY34 (Lebanon Road). In the curve just passed Irvine Road on the right, the black barn sits on the left side of the road very near the road in front of a white house far back on a hill. This farm used to be Crow-Bottom Farm. The design is a replica of Sheila’s baby quilt that her Grandmother Stella Nelson quilted for her when she was born. She chose this pattern to honor her grandmother, the year 2009 being the 10th anniversary of her death. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Geraldine Dietrich, Gisela Zedack, Isabelle Carter, and Carlene Moore. It was installed on October 8, 2008.
Mary Francis Moore
5280 White Oak Road.
From Junction City take KY37SE. The farm is on left with a white barn and fences; the house is trimmed in green and sits back off road. This is an original design developed with the collaboration of the owner and Judi Adams. The “W” is for Walker; the farm is known as the Walker home place and has been in the Walker family since 1881. It was painted by Mary Francis Moore, Isabel Carter (her sister) and other family members. It was installed on December 3, 2008.
686 Minors Branch Road.
From Junction City take KY37 SW (White Oak Road) to Minors Branch Road just before the Forkland Community Center. The barn is on the left 0.8 miles out Minors Branch Road. The owner chose the Dutch Boy and Girl pattern because she lives in the Forkland area and this design is slightly altered from a Forkland Heritage Festival quilt. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Nancy Gentry and her family, Anna Keith Story and Kristin Story. It was installed on August 6, 2008.
Margaret Ellis & Family
16755 Forkland Road.
On KY37, 1/2 mile west of Forkland Community Center on the right. The owners chose the Dresden Plate pattern because of all the plates. They felt the pattern would show multiple colors and that each plate could be just as individualized as each member of their family, but the beginning is in the center with their grandparents Isaac and Margaret Ellis. The quilt was designed and constructed by the grandchildren of Isaac and Margaret Ellis: Beth & Bruce Robbins, Leah & Ashley Kirkland, Teresa Barker, Larry, Charlie, & Lorrie Westerfield, and friend Tim Robbins. It was installed summer of 2008.
1224 US 68W.
From Perryville travel 1.2 miles out US68W (Lebanon Road). The barn is on the right but the quilt is only visible as you travel from the west. The owners chose a pattern with a walking horse in the center because they raise walking horses. The quilt block was made possible by pattern designer Judi Adams and painters Geraldine Dietrich, Gisela Zedack, Judi Adams, and Mary Ann Sharp. It was installed on December 8, 2008.
Perryville Welcome Center (Inside)
South Buell Street, Perryville.
This quilt was created by Louise Dearborn to commemorate the bloodiest battle of the Civil War in Kentucky at Perryville Battlefield on October 8, 1862. The town of Perryville was greatly affected by this battle as many public buildings, churches and homes were used as hospitals for wounded soldiers. This beautiful artwork in fabric depicts the town of Perryville on the fatal day that changed the entire history of the community.
JD & Beverly Devins
328 North Jackson Street, Perryville.
From Perryville travel 1/2 mile out Jackson Street (also known as Battlefield Road) toward the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. The barn is on the right at the brick entrance across from the blue and black barn. The owners chose the Tangled Star pattern because they believe it reflects how the people of Perryville and central Kentucky felt during the Civil War and the Battle of Perryville. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Beverly Devins, Teresa Martin, Barbara Brummett, and Mary Ann Sharp. It was installed on July 8, 2008.
From Perryville travel 3.3 miles out US150W toward Springfield; turn right onto Cocanougher Lane. The barn/silo is about 1/2 mile on the right out by a large pond. The quilt block is on the North end of the barn. The owner chose the Bear Paw pattern because of old stories about a bear being sited on the farm years ago, and because the owner is a wildlife enthusiast. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Teresa Martin and Mary Ann Sharp. It was installed on July 8, 2008.
Jackie & Guy Morriss
3825 Cocanougher Lane.
From Perryville go 4.2 miles out Battlefield Road (Hwy 1920) and turn left on Cocanougher Lane. The pattern is on the black barn across the field on your right just as you turn onto Cocanougher. The owners chose the blue bird pattern for the expression “blue bird of happiness” just because they are happy to live in Kentucky. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Louise Dearborn, Gisela Zedack, and Judi Adams. It was installed on December 8, 2008.
Lloyd & Barbara Brummett
626 Danville Road.
Traveling on US Hwy 150W toward Perryville, the barn is beside a white house with pond in the front field on the left just before the Perryville city limits. The owners chose the LBB Flying Geese pattern due to their many years of feeding and attracting geese to their pond. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Barbara Brummett, Beverly Devins, Judi Adams, and Kim Ballard. It was installed on July 8, 2008.
JoNell & Mike Wilder
8071 Perryville Road.
This location is 1.9 miles from Perryville or 6.2 miles from Danville Bypass/150 intersection, on the North side of US150W. The owners chose the Wedding Ring design due to the numerous weddings, receptions, and celebrations that have been held in and around the barn. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Barbara Brummett, Judi Adams, and Louise Dearborn. It was installed on October 8, 2008
From Danville take US150W toward Perryville turn left onto Godbey Lane.
The Windcrest Farm entrance is on the right; the black barn can be seen from the farm entrance. The owners chose the Quiet Love pattern. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Eddie and Betty Walker. It was installed on December 4, 2008.
Don & Tracy Whitaker
577 Locklin Lane.
From Danville travel 2 miles out US150W toward Perryville and turn right onto Locklin Lane. The barn is 0.6 mile out Locklin Lane on the left. The owners chose a Sunflower quilt pattern just because they liked the design and the colors shown matched the colors of their barn. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Geraldine Dietrich and Gisela Zedack. It was installed on October 8, 2008.
Geraldine & Bobby Dietrich
1992 Fisher Ford Road.
From Danville take Hwy 34 east; cross Herrington Lake into Garrard County and turn left onto Fisher Ford Road. Travel 2 miles to Hwy 1355. The barn is the first one on the left on Hwy 1355. The owner chose the Rose of Sharon pattern because her grandmother made this quilt pattern for her father, and her mother made one for her. She still has her Rose of Sharon quilt. The quilt block was made possible by pattern developer Judi Adams and painters Geraldine Dietrich, Gisela Zedack, Judi Adams, Isabel Carter, and Carlene Moore. It was installed on December 3, 2008.