~ 2023 Upcoming Classes ~

These classes are instructed by
Carol Mitchell with a maximum of
10 participants per class.

Participants will create a 2'x2', beautiful barn quilt! Perfect decoration for your home or to give as a gift!

Hickory, NC - June 3
(Catawba quilters)

Taylorsville, NC - June 10
(Alexander County YMCA from 10 - 2

Troutman, NC - June 12
(Your Coffee Place)

Statesville, NC - June 17
(Statesville Recreation Dept)

Concord, NC - June 20

Boone, NC - June 27
(Watauga Arts Center)

Weaverville, NC - July 29
(call 828-318-1113 to register)

Shelby, NC - August 19 from 11 - 3
(Shelby Arts Center | 704-484-2787)


 Call or email for more information on classes:

Phone: 828-612-6077
Email: carolstevem@gmail.com

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Alexander County resident Carol Mitchell is an artist and, as she described, “a traveling teacher.”

“I go to wherever anybody wants me to go, and I teach 10 people at a time,” said Carol. “The class is four hours.”

At the class’s conclusion, each participant takes home the 2-by-2-foot barn quilt that she or he painted.

Read More about Carol and her Barn Quilt Classes in this article by Mary Canrobert published in the Hickory Daily Times.

Carol Mitchell and her husband Steve are owners & operators of Mountainside Farms in Alexander County. Her popular Barn Quilt projects are an extension of her lifelong involvement in agriculture.

I offer classes to different groups in Alexander and surrounding counties. Gather a group of at least 10 friends and we will schedule your own "Painting Party"! These can be held at your choice of location for parties, engagements, birthdays, etc.


Classes are usually available at the Hiddenite Center on a monthly basis. Just call the Hiddenite Center at 828-632-6966 to learn about my upcoming classes. For more information about ordering Barn Quilt Squares or upcoming classes, please email, text or call at 828-612-6077. We at Mountainside Farms are happy to serve you!

I will be happy to send you a brochure by mail, or click here to view a brochure.

A dedication ceremony was held on December 8 for the new Community Barn Quilt Project which has been installed on the eastern wall of the Alexander County Services Center in downtown Taylorsville. A work in progress, project coordinators believe this display will attract more visitors to the county and town as barn quilt enthusiasts become aware of the new installation. Read More>>

Visit Our Booth

Our booth is located at
Back in Time Antique Mall
2721 US Hwy 64/90 West,
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Barn Quilt Squares are a welcome sign to any barn, garage, outbuilding or front porch. I paint 2' x 2' and 4' x 4' squares by order. These can be delivered or picked up at our farm. Our boards are primed and painted both on the back and front. A sealer is applied to the front side of the board when the painting is finished. I can create a customized Barn Quilt Square from a photo if you are interested in a certain design or theme.

Sizes Available

2' X 2'
4' X 4'
Others by Request

Patterns Available

Ohio Star
American Flag
Compass Star
Barn Flowers
Carpenter's Star
Custom Designs

Prices Start at $40 with
Your Choice of Colors
The History of
Barn Quilt Squares

Barn Quilt Squares were started in Ohio by a lady who wanted to honor her mother with a quilt square on her barn; so the first Barn Quilt Trail was started in 2001 with the design of the Ohio star. This is the design that I offer in my classes for each to start painting. There are 43 states that have Barn Quilt Trails.

Contact Me
Carol Mitchell
4062 Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Phone: 828-612-6077
Email: carolstevem@gmail.com

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