EIM Barn Quilt Drive – Saturday, Apr 16th

Our first driving event of 2011 — the EIM Barn Quilt Drive — starts, ends, and passes through Washington, IA and includes various roads in and around Washington (and a bit of Henry and Keokuk) County. Washington County claims itself as the “Barn Quilt Capital of Iowa” with over 100 registered barn quilt displays. Our route stays on paved roads and allows us to motor past nearly 50 of the registered barn quilts, plus a few extras that haven’t made the list yet. The route is an easy drive on scenic country roads with some good twists and turns at various places along the way.

Rendezvous is at the Washington County Fairgrounds at the west end of the city of Washington at 9:00 am. Lunch will be at the very popular Tuscan Moon Restaurant in Kalona at 11:30 am. Our final stopping point is back in Washington at ~2:45 pm for parting dessert/refreshments and group MINI photos.

Please click on the Read More button for RSVP instructions and hyperlinks to information on Washington County’s Barn Quilts, the restaurant, and the route map.  Let’s get ready to motor!


To ensure a proper count for the restaurant, please let us know you plan on coming (and how many) by completing any one of the following steps using the links provided:

(1) Clicking on the RSVP link in our NAM Event Calendar Entry; and/or
(2) leave us a reply in our associated NAM Discussion Thread; or
(3) contact us using the “Leave a Reply” form below.

Please note that our NAM Discussion Thread also contains an attached PDF file containing a detailed route description with turn-by-turn directions and waypoint coordinates for those who want to pre-program their GPS units or navigate on the fly.

Remember to bring along your camera for snapping quilt and MINI pics during the day. Also, if you have GMRS/FRS radios please bring them too so we can communicate with each other along the way.


Barn Quilts of Washington County, Iowa

Google Maps (C) Route Map

Tuscan Moon Grill on Fifth
203 5th Street
Kalona, IA 52247



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