January 27, 2009

Quilts on Barns readies for Year 2, seeks sponsors

Ed Stone and Amigo at their barn in Rochester

Racine County's "Quilts on Barns" project is gearing up for its second year, and looking for sponsors.

The project, overseen by the Racine Arts Council, has chosen the barns throughout Racine County for 2009's "quilt" installations and groups are ready to put their artistic skills to work by painting the colorful quilt patterns on the sign boards.

Quilts on Barns is looking for sponsorship from businesses, organizations, groups of friends or family, anyone who might be interested in helping to fund this year’s group of wonderful Racine County barns. The cost for sponsoring a barn is $750 for full sponsorship, or $350 to share the sponsorship with another business. This donation covers the cost of sign board, paint, wood, mounting supplies, gas, and the self-guided driving tour map.

In return, sponsors receive a sign posted at "their" barn with the name of the quilt pattern, the sponsor and the group who painted it, and a listing on the “Quilts on Barns” self-guided driving map. Sponsors will also be listed on the Quilts on Barns website, with a link to their business or organization. The Racine Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible. Questions should be directed to Jessika Mikol, Executive Director of the Racine Arts Council; checks should be made payable to Racine Arts Council, 316 Sixth St., Racine, WI 53403

Our stories and pictures 0f 2008's Quilts on Barns are HERE.

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