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 early 2000's 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.