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50 State Barn Quilt Display

Cozad Chamber of Commerce Tourism

The Cozad tourism committee continue to work to promote and grow the Barn Quilt Trail in Dawson County. Barn Quilts are considered one of the fastest growing grass-roots arts movements in the country. The blocks often tell a story unique to the maker or location. This outdoor art form is touted as a vehicle for agri-tourism, a way for art to be accessible to all, and a way to beautify the community.

To continue with the momentum of the project, we commissioned a 50 State Barn Quilt Display in Cozad. This is a unique community art installation.  The display is 6’ x 50’ with all 50 states represented.  Every state will have their own square.  Each state has an official quilt block, much like a state bird or flower designation that we will be using.

Rose Mapel of Rustic Milling & Craft, LLC was commissioned to paint the barn quilt blocks for the project to maintain uniformity in color and design. They are displayed on west 7th Street on the Mead Lumber storage building.

The Cozad Tourism committee is requesting sponsorships to help support this project. The initial expenses have been funded by the Tourism Committee through lodging tax dollars. It is our hope that this one-of-a-kind piece of art will draw tourists to the area to see their state’s block. Sponsorships for each of the 50 state blocks are $200.00. This includes the cost of having the 2’x 3’ block commissioned and painted as well as contributing for installation and maintenance costs.  Download your sponsorship form here.

We’d love to have you help us celebrate this exciting showpiece which is sure to capture a positive first impression to visitors to our community.

Street Address114 West 7th Street