Have you noticed? Oakton’s garden has a new, bright, and colorful addition to the outside fence facing Ridge Av. The piece of art work hanging on the garden fence is a barn quilt and was created by our very own Mrs. Hernandez (Art teacher) and Mr. Murphy (P.E. teacher). The Oakton garden committee wanted a little bit of color to help show off this amazing space! With Mr. Murphy being a farm kid from Woodstock, IL. and Mrs. Hernandez being an amazing artist, they came together to envision and create Oakton’s first barn quilt.
Barn quilts have been dated back to the mid 1800s, where our countries first settlers would hang these forms of folk art on their barns for decoration. Farmers would also hang barn quilts to express their family heritage and bring good fortune. Our hope is to create more barn quilts in the future to express our diverse community here at Oakton School.