Things to See and Do Barn Quilt Trail
The Great American Barn Quilt Trail has come
west to Plumas County! The idea started in 2001
in Ohio by a daughter wanting to honor her
mother's Appalachian heritage by having a
painted quilt hung on her barn. Quilt trails
have now spread to 48 states and Canada. The citizens of
Plumas County are helping to keep this tradition
alive and growing.
What started with a few creative women, some of our younger residents, and a sweet little grant from the 4-H program, has grown into a heartily embraced "public art" project throughout the entire county.
The first barn quilts were installed on some of our most historic barns in the Quincy area. Now over 100 colorful quilt squares, ranging from the very large 8x8’ size to a manageable 2x2' size, adorn many of our community structures and are shaped by each participant's values, visions, heritage and passion for art.
Follow the Barn Quilt Trail map here. (This map is a work in progress. New sites and and descriptions are being updated as they are available.)
the original 4-H Barn Quilt
map for the
For more information on barn quilts throughout
the United States and Canada, please visit barn
quilt expert and author Suzi Parron's
website. Read about her travels along
hundreds of barn quilt trails in her book
About Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail