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WILKES COUNTY BARN QUILT TRAIL
Reflect on times past as you travel through the present scenery of Wilkes County, with homesteads, barns and farms passed down to through the generations. Similar to passing down quilts through the generations and the quilting techniques.
Barns and quilts makes for the perfect combination in the countryside.The quilt patterns were chosen from centuries old, placed on barns of local residents wishing to ensure this legacy, and enjoyed by all who gaze and recognize it as a form of art. Sharing rich heritage through quilting designs, Wilkes County Quilters Guild in partnership with Cultural Arts Council of Wilkes present this Barn Quilt Trail.
In recent years, a working vertical Barn Quilt Sundial was installed on the Wilkesboro Police Building and the Heritage Square Splash Pad was designed from a quilting square at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Historic Downtown Wilkesboro and has become part of the official trail. Presently there are 16 quilts displayed throughout in Wilkes County, N.C. and these are listed in the brochure. Click on the photo of the Barn Quilt Trail for the brochure and map.
Reminders - Safety & Respecting Private Property
Use caution when traveling along the Quilt Trail. Traveling under speed limit, pausing and/or stopping along any road can be dangerous and illegal.
All barns are located on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated on site.