Travel Along the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County
Do you have a beloved quilt on your bed, in a family chest, or maybe draped over your couch (begging for a cozy reading session)? For many, quilts are part of the very fiber of our homes. Now, the nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout the Tualatin Valley with the introduction of the first panels of our very own Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County.
The Quilt Barn Trail is composed of large wood blocks that have been hand-painted in traditional quilt patterns that hold some significance to the area or farm where it is located.
The Quilt Barn Trail highlights Washington County’s agricultural and historical heritage, as well as to create public art and showcase the art of quilting.
Currently, more than 40 quilt panels have been installed at area farms and agriculture-related businesses. Each panel tells the story of the property owners and their unique relationship to quilting.
Panels are being installed at a quick pace, and within the next six years, expect to see up to 60 quilt panels added to the trail!
As you drive from one to the next, imagine each unique panel sewn together as one quilt, representing the rich and diverse heritage of the Tualatin Valley.