A barn quilt now adorns the side of the pump house structure at Pioneer Memorial Parkon East Washington Street. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

A barn quilt now adorns the side of the pump house structure at Pioneer Memorial Parkon East Washington Street. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

PHOTO: Art in the Park

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club welcomes the community to visit Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., to see the new barn quilt displayed on the door of the pump house located on the park’s west side.

A barn quilt is a quilt pattern painted onto pieces of plywood covered by a protective glass and framed for hanging onto an outside structure. Club members say colonists were known to have painted small patterns onto barns as a way to celebrate their heritage, while the art was sometimes used when families ran out of paint to cover the whole barn and others believed the patterns were symbols of good luck or prosperity.

Club member Ester DeWeese and her husband Mike designed and built the quilt. Several club members paid for the materials and Brent Larson of Dungeness Glass of Carlsborg donated his time to install the polycarbonate protector over the artwork.

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