Jesus Christ is our pattern for life. "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Here's a "Welcome Barn Quit" we did for a customer that they gave to their family for a wedding anniversary gift. The pattern is called "Wedding Ring Bouquet".

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Here's a new Mariner's Compass we just did for a local customer. They have a beautiful barn it will be mounted on and as soon as it is, we'll post a picture. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


We had a great time at the River Country Quilt Show in Jacksonville this July 24th & 25th at JHS. We got quite a few orders along with making some good contacts. My parents stopped by and also our Missouri cousins along with our mutual good friends from Carlinville. Pat and I really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to it next year.

Here's a few photos from the show. "Illinois Stories" covered the bed turning so watch for that future episode. Thanks for looking.


Gave our presentation at the Morgan Co. Fair July 8th afternoon to a small crowd of about 20 people. It was not the best of days with all the rain and damp, cool air.

But, we had a good time and the people asked a number of questions. We're thankful we were invited to participate and for the brave souls who ventured out in the elements to hear us.

Monday, June 15, 2015


We did this one for a customer who quilts and it is our larger 16" x 24" "Welcome" size. I like the colors in it.

Friday, June 12, 2015


One of our cousins lives up the street from us and he mounted this 2' "Sun" barn quilt on his house that we made. We donated it to our schools Penny Carnival and he won it in the auction. It looks quite nice.

Saturday, May 30, 2015


We recently put up two 8 foot barn quilts that a customer ordered from us for their new mini mall that is being developed at the Uptown Square in Jacksonville Illinois. We have more barn quilts to install soon in their building. Stop by sometime and take a look. The barn quilt designs are "Director's Dream" and "American Blazing Star."

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


On April 19th, our church hosted our annual Italian Buffet which is the largest fundraiser for our school academy. They have a silent and live auction of many wonderful donated items. BBQ's has donated a 2 foot barn quilt for the last couple years and this year we donated the "Dutch Rose." What a surprise it was when the last silent auction bid topped out at $300 for it. We met the lady who bought it and she said she still had a puzzle from her childhood that was similar and she just had to have it. Thank you Carol Higdon for giving so much to such a worthy cause.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Pat and I had a great time talking to the members of the Meredosia Quilt Guild last night. There was 21 ladies there and they asked some great questions. We're thankful they invited us!

Friday, March 27, 2015


"Dutch Rose" variations that the customer will choose from. The other will be sold for $60. I'll possibly be making seven more different patters, combined will make a 4' x 8' vertical wall display. The only thing common of all eight will be the burgundy colored border.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Here's a 2 x 2 design that the Quilt Square Girls said we could duplicate. I'll be doing this in a few other colors soon. This is for sale for $60.


Here is a 2 footer that I just hung morning for a nice lady in Winchester. She was given one of our gift certificates for Christmas but wasn't sure what design she'd like. I asked her if she had a family quilt we could get a design from and she said she had her mother's quilt called "Grandmother's Flower Garden." So, that's what we ended up using. She was very pleased and it looks great on her garage!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Had a great time last night speaking to about 30 people at the Times Square Sewing Complex in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Sewing Guild invited me to talk about our barn quilts. I love seeing these wonderful ladies and all the great work they do on their quilts.

April 21st we'll be at Meredosia speaking to the Quilt Guild there about our barn quilts.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Here's a picture of the "Blazing Star" mounted on a garage on the west side of Main St. across from the city park in Winchester, IL. It looks pretty nice I think.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Here's another "Blazing Star" I just completed for a local customer. It will hang on North Main in Winchester soon. Thanks for looking.


Here's a nice 2 x 2 that we just finished. It's called "Builder's Star." It will be for sale for $60. The dark color is a flag blue though it looks a lot darker in the photo. I think we'll make another but change that color to black.

Thanks for looking and be safe this weekend!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


That's where the 2 foot barn quilt on the right will be auctioned off Feb. 7th in Winchester, IL. Come out and bid on it. It's for a great cause. The one on the left is for sale for $60.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, January 24, 2015


Here's a couple "Welcome Quilts" that we just finished. These are the two size we offer; small (12" x 18") $45 and large (16" x 24") $55. These were both sold. Thanks for looking.


A Christmas gift for some Chicago Bears fans!

2015 IS HERE!

Welcome 2015! We would like to thank everyone who bought barn quilts from us in 2014. We had a great year and so appreciate your business. We hope to have an even better 2015. Thankfully, we were able to gel all our Christmas orders done on time again this year!

I am not big on New Year's resolutions but I have set a long term goal to try and put at least one of our barn quilts in each 50 states! So far we only have them in a few which include Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Ohio. So, we have a long way to go. If any of you can help us reach our goal we would definitely appreciate it. Tell your out of state friends and family about us. The only limitation we have is that the biggest BQ we will ship is a 2 footer.

Also, in 2015 we will be adding some new products to sell. More about them later as they develop.

Thanks again to all our past, present and future customers for considering our barn quilts and we wish you a very blessed New Year and look forward to serving your barn quilt needs in 2015!

Mark and Pat Bentley


Had a great time with the members of the Springfield Lincolnland Sewing Guild last night. I gave a talk about barn quilts, it's history and our small business to about 14 ladies. I appreciate their invitation to speak and really enjoyed it. They were a great audience!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


We, at Bentley Barn Quilts, wish all our barn quilt family of friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May you celebrate this joyful time in the spirit of the real reason for the season, the Christ child's birth. May Jesus be the focus of your life all the year long!

In Christ's love, Mark and Pat Bentley