Barn quilt trail coming to Wabash County

Wabash, barn quilts are popping up all over the United States and it won’t be long before we have a barn quilt trail of our own right here in Wabash County.
Our Wabash County Quilt Trail will feature barns, historic building, homes and points of interest throughout the county.
The first meeting of “interested people” will take place in the Crystal Room at the Honeywell Center on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. We will begin to lay the groundwork for our very own countywide display of quilt blocks.
Our WCQT designs will begin to appear in the summer of 2013. Our “trail” will focus on our rich heritage of farming and will showcase the designs of artists and quilters as the 8’x8’ wood squares are placed on barns, buildings and at historic places all over Wabash County.
Before long, you will find our quilt trail squares when you travel north, south, east, or west from Wabash.
If you want a quilt square, come to the meeting. If you want to design a square to honor someone, come to the meeting. If you want to help showcase your family’s barn, farm or home, then come to the meeting. If you can help us with fundraising for this large and worthwhile project, then come to the meeting. We need your input at our first meeting! Please come.
We will have quilters, business professionals, craftsmen, and artists, representatives from the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Roann Community Heritage at the meeting to help us as we discuss the plans for our “NEW” trail. K&M flooring will be there too.
So come to the meeting and help us organize this project from the ground up. We will look at what some other counties and states are doing, The vision of 20 quilts will be shared and people can see how a Quilt Trail can boost the economy as people visit our county to see the quilts and while here, eat at our restaurants and shop in our stores.
Our first 8’x8’ quilt will be hung at the Roann Covered Bridge during the Covered Bridge Festival in September of 2013. That installation will be followed by at least 19 more throughout Wabash County. These 20 large quilts, combined with many more barn quilts, house and hard quilts hung by individuals will provide a beautiful emphasis of the cultural and historic riches that are here in Wabash County.
Again, the first meeting of the Wabash County Quilt Trail Committee will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Crystal Room at the Honeywell Center. Please come to the meeting!

Posted on 2013 Feb 25