Barn Quilt Locations
10051 Township Road 47, West Liberty
Barn Owners: Piatt Castles Co., Inc.
Quilt Square: "Mac-A-Cheek Foundation LogoThe barn still standing behind Mac-A-Cheek Castle on the Piatt family property is the only remaining section of what was the second (and possibly third) Piatt family barn. It was built sometime in the late 19th century with a m"
Sponsors: Piatt Castles & Bauer Stoves & Fireplaces
The barn still standing behind Mac-A-Cheek Castle on the Piatt family property is the only remaining section of what was the second (and possibly third) Piatt family barn. It was built sometime in the late 19th century with a modified post and beam construction. Remaining interior features reveal that it was used to store equipment and grain, and was also used for milking.
As part of a project called The Family Farm, Piatt Castles Co., Inc and the Mac-A-Cheek Foundation for the Humanities are fund-raising to adapt the barn into a museum of regional agricultural history. When finished, it will focus on the changing agricultural practices at the turn of the 20th century and it will include an educational activity area and shelter.
The quilt square design selected for the Piatt Castles barn is the logo for the Mac-A-Cheek Foundation for the Humanities. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, the logo represents the mission of the MFH, which is to interpret the interaction of culture, arts, and the environment in the Mac-A-Cheek Valley. White oak is depicted in the logo since it is indigenous to the Mac-A-Cheek Valley.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park