John Lefelhocz has drawn from his knowledge of Athens County roads through cycling, his work with traditional quilt patterns, and his design skills to contribute to the Quilt Barn Tour: A Patchwork Path Through Athens County. This project took shape in 2005. "The project began as a part of a Regional Flavor Initiative, whose aims paralleled those that Donna Sue Groves of Adams County, Ohio had set forth as the goals for the barn quilt project ...by creating opportunities for tourism and entrepreneurship that emphasize each region's historic and cultural assets."
There are 21 blocks intalled on barns throughout Athens County. John provided color choices for all of the designs, traced the patterns onto 8' x 8' panels, created a map and brochure for a driving tour of the Quilt Barn Trail, and made three bike routes specific to the barns accesible on the web. Seven of the patterns are original Athens County inspired, juxtapassion driven designs by John.