The idea of displaying painted quilt squares on barns to create a "trail" across Ohio's Appalachian region was originally conceived by Donna Sue Grove of Adams County, Ohio. The first trail, located in Adams County, became a reality in 2001. Since that time, quilt square trails have spread to more than 19 Ohio counties and 22 other states.
In February 2011, the Tuscarawas County 4-H program began what would become the second quilt square trail in the nation to be created exclusively by the 4-H community. Over the next 3 years and with the support of barn owners and community partners, 4-H'ers marked, painted, and framed 71 quilt squares which are showcased on barns throughout the county.
Although we are not actively adding quilt squares at this time, continued upkeep of the trail requires time and resources. We appreciate your contribution so the trail can be enjoyed for years to come. Contact Christine Kendle to learn more about the trail and how you can support the effort to keep the 4-H quilt square trail alive and vibrant in Tuscarawas County.
See the Photo Gallery for a listing of all the squares.