Downsville, WI 715-664-8220
Woodland Ridge Retreat E4620 County Road C Menomonie (Downsville), WI
A Place to Create and Be Inspired
Dunn County Barn Quilt Trail
The Dunn County Barn
Quilt Project Team has
started a Barn Quilt Trail
and they are inviting you
to participate. 18 barn quilts
installed to date and still counting!
The barn was built in 1917 to house dairy cattle and horses. There was a wooden staves silo used for storage. The lower level has a tile structure and the upper portion was built with white pine. Eventually and new roof and cables were installed.
It was used for raising livestock before being converted into “The Black Bell” antique shop. It is now used for storage and a wood working shop. The farm is part of the Managed Forest Program and there are over 520 acres of pine and hardwood.
The Stokke farm was settled in the late 1890’s and was built in the early 1900’s. The farm operates as a small, tie stall, pipeline dairy farm milking about 40 cows. The Stokke’s chose the Americana pattern featuring American Flag designs and John Deere colors.
The American Flag design was chosen because the pattern represents “America’s Dairyland and the John Deere green and yellow as there is a long family history in the John Deere business, and John Deere equipment is used on the farm.” The family also likes to collect John Deere equipment.