E8 Kittitas County 4-H Barns

Address:4-H Barns- Kittitas County Fairgrounds

512 N.. Popular St., Ellensburg, Wa.

Quilt Blocks:  Log Cabin, Carpenter’s Wheel, Windmill

History:  The Kittitas County 4-H club started in 1916.  There are currently over 26  clubs with 90 enrolled volunteers and 420 enrolled youth.  The largest projects are Swine, Leadership, Shooting Sports, Horse and Sheep.  The Barn Quilt club is a recent addition to the county 4-H clubs.

4-H leader, Naomi Trago and six 4-H members painted the three barn quilts that grace the gable end of each of the 4-H barns at the fairgrounds.  The students researched the historical quilts which are housed at the Kittitas County Historical Museum, chose 3 quilt block designs and then created a a beautiful color scheme to coordinate with the fairgrounds and each of the barn quilts.