The Visit Nacogdoches staff, along with the Nacogdoches Quilters Guild and our local chamber of commerce, invites you to discover and experience a new and exciting development in our area - the Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail.
What is a barn quilt trail? Let us provide you with a brief history:
Barn quilting first began in the 1980s when people in the Midwest began creating and displaying wooden quilting squares on their barns as decorations. Much like traditional quilt patches, the squares were created from simple patterns. After the trend began to catch momentum, a trail was formed connecting the various display locations and included quilts placed also on homes, businesses, fences and mailboxes. The trail attracted a variety of visitors to the region who desired to view the different designs.
The Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail is our own region's piece of barn quilt Americana, and we're so excited to share it with you. Our trail includes quilts that are created from either wooden or metal pieces that have been adorned with colorful and unique patterns such as the ones shown above. Each quilt represents something different, and we invite you to explore our area to view them all.
Our trail is a work in progress as we're still generating interest and registering new display locations. Stay tuned - we expect to have many additional quilts added in the near future.
Now that you're familiar with barn quilt trails and their history, it's time to hit the road and view the quilts in our neck of the woods. The list below contains information for all quilts currently registered on our trail. (Click on the address beside each quilt name to pull up directions in Google Maps.) Don't forget to document your excursion with photos and tag us @VisitNac!
1. "Pine Tree" by Patterson - 3419 Tall Oak St.
2. Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail logo by Patterson - 3419 Tall Oak St.
3. "Spool of Thread/Log Cabin" by McCuller - 894 CR 821
4. "Honeymoon" by McCuller - 894 CR 821
5. "Crown of Thorns" - 894 CR 821
6. "Flying Geese" by Yoder - 3707 Colonial Drive
7. "Heart of Texas" by Kimmey - 720 Hollyberry
8. "Cardinal" by Orr - 3009 Raguet
9. "Carpenter's Wheel" by Boudria - 164 CR 102
10. "Card Tricks" at Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce - 2516 North St.
11. "Lamplite Theater" - 4128 Old Tyler Rd.
12. "Independence" at Bancorp South - 2400 North St.
If you live in the Pineywoods region and would like to create your own barn quilt to be displayed on our trail list, we invite you to read the requirements below and register as soon as possible.
Get creative! After you decide on a design, paint it on either wood or metal (size can range anywhere from 1 to 8-foot squares depending on site) and attach it to a barn, home, business, fence or freestanding frame. (If you're a local business owner, consider displaying the quilt in your shop to draw in more business.) Not the best painter? No worries. A photo of a quilt pattern can be printed on vinyl with an adhesive back and attached to metal.
Register your quilt with the Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail by contacting Pauline Patterson at email@example.com or (936) 569-2326. Be sure to include the name of your quilt block pattern and the address where it can be seen.