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Barn Quilt

Vienna's Township's first official barn quilt was dedicated on October 14, 2019 during the annual Chili Cook-Off, designating it as the eighth quilt on the Trumbull County Barn Quilt Trail.

The barn quilt is located on the township’s maintenance building on Youngstown-Kingsville Road and depicts the history of the township.  The quilt is made up of four pictures; a clock, a dairy cow, a C-130 aircraft, and coal miner picks.  It is composed of four 4 x 4 foot wooden squares assembled to an 8 x 8 foot piece.

The barn quilt project was a community effort to promote tourism as well as the history of the township.  The idea for the barn quilt came about when Kinsman, Trumbull County residents Harold and Betty Babb attended a Vienna Historical Society meeting in 2017. They gave a presentation to the group about the Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail with the hopes of kickstarting one in Trumbull County.

Vienna Township Trustee Phil Pegg coordinated the project on behalf of the Vienna Historical Society and Vienna Township.  Resident Raymond Cline drafted the outline of the blocks and Mathews High School alumni Carli Pratt and John Smith chose the forms, colors and patterns. Gary Tabor, a local quilt block designer and painter, did the final designing and painting for the barn quilt.

Source: "Vienna unveils new barn quilt after cook-off," Tribune Chronicle, October 15, 2019.

Photo contributed by Christine Novicky.