Barn Quilt Trails

While passing through northern Oregon last summer Lynn B and her husband noticed quilt blocks painted on barns!  Lynn discovered that the blocks are part of the Tillamook County Quilt Trails.  She brought back one brochure on quilt blocks on barns and another on quilt blocks on businesses in Tillamook.  Go to the website to find the Quilt Trail Map and the Walk our Blocks Quilt Trail Map.

Apparently there are approximately 3000 quilt blocks mounted on barns and business along quilt trails in the Eastern United States.  The closest one to Tillamook, in the U.S., is in Nebraska.

There are some barn quilt trails in Canada!  In 2011 Quiltercon, a blogger for Quilter’s Connection magazine, found the Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trails.  This summer she did a little Internet surfing and found one block near Princeton.  On further investigation she found more blocks on barns and you can read about her quest, see a few pictures, and find out the locations of the blocks on the Barn Quilt Post on the Quilter’s Connection Blog.