Quilt Trails in McCormick

Quilt Trails in McCormick

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One of the quilts on the McCormick Trail.

Some may say, exactly what is a “quilt trail?”. It is simply any number of quilt panels strewn across the towns and/or countryside, coaxing the viewers from one to the next. They may pay tribute to individuals or honor an organization. It may be a series of quilts that tell a stroy. There are all kinds of pieces of art and intriguing designs that make up the trail. Their purpose is to all accomplish the same things–they enhance the environment and add to the viewer’s pleasure. Currently, a nation-wide quilt trail covers just about every state in the United States! Did you know that this type of art actually had its “birth” in Ohio, in the early 2000’s. Small and large towns across the country are developing more and more trails as a way to enhance a visit to their town.

The story that surrounds this artwork came about because a certain woman wanted to honor her quilting grandmother from the Appalachia region. She literally painted the chosen design on her barn. Others saw it and created their versions of the idea. By early 2014, quilt trails were popping up in every state in the Union. Established in early 2011, the McCormick County Quilt Trail Project is intentional, creative, amazing and purposeful. The physical trail throughout the quaint byways in McCormick County honors the past, enriches the present, and influences the future. Most of the designs are usually created from an existing quilt that has an very intriguing story or history attached to it. The Town of McCormick has so much to offer the visitor. Check out the many fun events that are held in the behind the county’s terrific arts center. Make plans soon to visit McCormick County and enjoy the quilt trail.