A Different Pioneer Trail

Last Sunday was a beautiful day here in Oklahoma and winter weather was predicted for the following week. I was feeling cooped up and needed a change of scenery.

I recently learned of the Barn Quilt Trail movement in America. A barn quilt is a quilting square painted on a wooden square and hung on a barn or placed on metal stakes and hung in front of a home or business. It’s a way of reclaiming our quilting and artistic heritage as well as promoting our often forgotten rural communities.

Blackwell, OK located in North Central Oklahoma with a population just over 7000 has a Geocache Barn Quilt Trail of over 60 barn quilts. I’m a beginning wannabe quilter so this seemed like the perfect Covid free way to spend the day. John is not into quilting but he loves the outdoors so off we went.

Each of the 50 states were represented on the trail. Many businesses and churches were part of the trail. Even the National Guard Armory had their own barn quilt.

Chances are that your state has a Barn Quilt Trail. It’s a great way to get out of the house!

For more information: http://oklahomaquilttrail.okstate.edu/maps/about-us and http://barnquiltinfo.com/map-US.html

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