Barn Quilt Trail
Updated: Jul 18, 2020
I took a bus trip to the American Quilter’s Society quilt show in Knoxville, Tennessee in July of 2010. That was the first time I heard about BARN QUILT TRAIL. Barn quilts are painted quilt squares – usually on boards and then mounted on a barn or other building. Quilt trails take visitors on a drive through the countryside where barn quilts are mounted. A quilt trail may include stops at farm stands, wineries and other points of interest that make the journey a day-long event. My quilt is based on my interpretation of what I saw while on the bus. The center part of the quilt is the trail where the quilt blocks are mounted on the barns. The bus also took us through some cities and towns and I saw different types of houses and buildings. I used them to make the blocks for the border. It is a contrast between the cities and farms. It was a memorable trip.