The grandmother's fan barn quilt at Gates Farm
Blooming farm quilt block sunflower
Quilt Barn Trail Number Two

Scroll

unger farm quilt barn

The Central Part of Tualatin Valley’s Quilt Barn Trail

Download a PDF map >>>
See a map of all current quilt barn sites >>>

Blooming Farm 

4800 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius

Block: Sunflower
This barn was built around 1882 as a diary and has had several owners over the years. The Harris family purchased the farm in 1977 and matriarch Peggy Harris, an avid gardener, loved the idea of a block with flowers. (Best viewed from Tongue Road)

The blooming farm sunflower quilt barn block

Blooming Junction Farm

35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius

Block: Black-eyed Susan
This barn was likely built in the 1930s or 40s. The site is the original Salzwedel farmstead and the lively black-eyed Susan flower grew there. Best viewed going east on Zion Church Road and parking is available at the nursery. 

Black-eyed Susan quilt barn

Cawrse Century Farm

34850 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius

Block: Star of Bethlehem
Established in the late-1800s, this Century Farm has produced numerous crops over the years. The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 blew down the original barn and it had to be rebuilt. The Star of Bethlehem was selected for its design.

Star of Bethlehem quilt barn

Claeys Farm

34210 NW Bagley Road, Hillsboro

Block: Farmall Tractor
Jim Claey was looking for an old tractor on Craigslist. Imagine his surprise when he found the same tractor his dad owned, complete with notes he wrote years ago! The block pays homage to Claey’s dad and his tractor.

tractor quilt barn

Download a PDF of the Quilt Barn Trail map >>>>

Demmin Farm

33488 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius

Block: Captains Star
The farm is now owned by Forest Hills Farms Inc., which grows blueberries and tall fescue. The block honors former owner of the property, Captain Demmin, who retired from the US Navy and captained a nuclear submarine during the Cold War.

Captain's star quilt block

Gates Farm

32720 NW Hornecker Road, Hillsboro

Block: Grandmother’s Fan
This Century Farm was established when the Gates family settled there in 1897. The barn was built in 1937. Organic produce, eggs and walnuts are grown here and the block represents a heritage quilt with the same pattern made by Minnie Gordon Gates in 1932. 

Grandmother's fan barn quilt at Gates Farm

Gleason Gardens

6360 SW Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro

Block: Americana Star
This is an old farm, now in the hands of James Gleason, a pastor at Sonrise Church, and his wife Mary Beth. The little red barn was built in 2012 and the Gleasons opted for a patriotic block.

Americana quilt block

Glencoe Farms

6325 NW Glencoe Road, Hillsboro

Block: Circle of Family
This farm, which primarily grows grass and clover seed, has been in existence for approximately 70 years. Today, the farm is in the hands of the third generation of the Coussens family. The block came from a vintage quilt made by Roxanne Coussens’ mother.

Circle of family quilt barn

See a map of all current quilt barn sites >>>

 

Interlink Farms

30730 SW Simpson Road, Cornelius

Block: Interlink
This farm has been in the McDonald family since 1948. Originally a diary farm, it became a site for growing vegetables and now hazelnuts. The block, four plaited blocks together, is a reflection of the farm’s name.

interlink quilt barn

John Doctor Farm

7530 Iowa Hill Road, Cornelius

Block: Carpenter’s Square
This new barn, completed in 2018, features four carpenter’s square blocks. John Doctor was a sponsor and contractor who installed almost all the blocks on the Quilt Barn Trail — it was the perfect choice for him.

carpenter's square quilt barn

Knox Farms

5095 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove

Block: Hunter’s Star
This dairy barn, which was built circa 1920s or 1930s, originally housed award-winning Jersey cows. The farm now grows field crops. John Knox’s grandchildren like to hunt and he liked the aptly named block.

hunters star quilt barn

Krause Farm

34560 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius

Block: Evergreen Tree
The barn housed a small-scale seed cleaning mill in the mid-20th century and crops have ranged from trees used for lumber to wine grapes. The tree block represents the logging done in the past and the purple twining represents the vineyard grapes.

Krause farms evergreen tree quilt block

Scholz Farm

2728 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius

Block: Corn Block
The barn on this farm, which has been referred to by the family as “the Onion House” before it burned down between 1925 and 1930, was originally used to dry and store onions. The farm has traditionally grown corn and the quilt block was designed in celebration of the farm’s history.

Scholz farm corn quilt barn

See an interactive map of all current quilt barn sites 

Simpson Century Farm

31535 SW Simpson Road, Cornelius

Block: Hovering Hawks
This farm, established in 1878, features a block designed by women crossing the Oregon Trail. It was chosen because there are always hawks flying over the fields. This was the first block installed on the Barn Quilt Trail.

hovering hawks quilt barn

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

4265 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius

Block: Cross
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church was established in 1882 in the small community known then as Blooming. Today, the church is still very active and the many colors on the block are meaningful in the liturgy of the church and its parishioners.

cross quilt block

Taghon Century Farm

1645 NW Cornelius-Schefflin Road, Cornelius

Block: House
This small farm house and barn have been here since 1900 and the land is still actively farmed. The house is a Sears kit house and the “house” block, a classic quilt block, is painted similarly to the actual Sears kit house.

house quilt barn block

Unger Enterprises

34180 SW Unger Road, Cornelius

Block: Wheat
This Century Farm was purchased by Frank and Hermina Unger in 1906 and the barn is more than 100 years old. The block was designed for the family to showcase the wheat grown on the farm.

Unger Enterprises wheat quilt barn

Vuylsteke Farm

2500 NW Susbauer Road, Cornelius

Block:Star of Many Points
Originally a grain, hay and dairy cattle farm, this block was a birthday present for patriarch James Vuylsteke. The pattern was a favorite of Colleen Vuylsteke’s mother, who saved a pencil drawing of the pattern with her quilting supplies.

star of many points quilt barn block

 

Please note that Quilt Barn Trail is meant to be a driving route, and several quilt barns are located on private property, and access may be limited.

PLAN YOUR TRIP


Order Maps and Guides and Start Exploring the Tualatin Valley

Request a complimentary printed Visitor Guide, Bike Map, Tualatin River Water Trail Map, and Nature Passport, or view our digital visitor guide.

Hotels and Lodging Near Portland

Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost.

THE EASTERN ARM OF THE QUILT BARN TRAIL

The eastern section includes barns in Hillsboro, Beaverton and Sherwood