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Rowan County Foothills Quilt Trail

History of the Foothills Quilt Trail

How the Quilt Trail got started
Purpose and Mission
History of Installation

Pictures of Quilt Squares and Trail Locations

Pictures and Locations of Barn Quilts

Pictures and locations of Little Foundation Quilt Squares

Quilt Trail Driving Directions 
Map of Quilt Trail

Quilt Square Construction
How the quilt squares are made
Who is involved
Where are they made
Who hangs them

Guidelines for installation

County Involvement

The Rowan County KY Foothills   Quilt Square Committee
How can I get involved



 Welcome to the a world of color and pattern honoring the quilting heritage of the people in the foothills of Kentucky. Wander the Quilt Trail in Rowan County and see traditional quilting patterns taken from quilts made by local quilters. 

Some patterns are taken from quilts made by their great great grandmothers

Quilting Resources and Reference
1. General History of Quilt making in America

2. The International Quilt Study Center & Museum

3. Quilt Explorer

4. KY Quilt Trail Websites prepared by KY Council for the Arts

Geocodes for Quilt Squares (latitude and longitude)

Resources and Links
Links to other Quilt Trails

Tilden Hogge Elementary School Quilting in the Cirriculum Project


A group of concerned citizens and quilt lovers want to decorate Rowan County barns with quilt squares. 
They want to beautify the county and make others aware of our heritage.
They would like to encourage others to come and see the quilt squares and visit the foothills 
of the Appalachian 
Mountains in Rowan County. We welcome all visitors. Contact us at if you have any questions. 

The Rowan County Foothills Quilt Square group is seeking barn nominations. The barns will be decorated with quilt squares painted on 8-foot by 8-foot wooden panels. The committee hopes you will join us in beautifying our county.  

Similar projects have been done in Bath, Carter, Elliott, Menifee and other Counties in Kentucky

More Quilts in 
Rowan County