Racine County is home to one of the first barn quilt projects in the state. In 2009-10, 21 brightly colored 8' x 8' quilt pattern blocks were installed on wooden barns across the county. The goal of the project was to highlight the unique architecture and history of barns in our county, draw attention to ag-tourism based businesses, educate residents and visitors on Racine County's rich quilting tradition and promote quilting as a form of art. The project is sponsored by the Racine Arts Council, Real Racine and the Racine Heritage Museum. Hundreds of individuals and numerous groups were involved in the project.