Welcome to the Trail

Support the trail, buy the film

DVDs of “The Story Quilter’s Threads,” a one-hour documentary film about the barn quilts of southern Ashtabula County, are available from our BQT co-founder, Kathy McCarty, for a donation of $20 plus $3 shipping. Please send checks to Kathy McCarty, 1551 Ashwood Dr.,  Ashtabula OH 44004.  Make check payable to the Ashtabula Arts Center, the trail’s fiscal agent, with “BQT DVD” in the memo line.  Preview the film by watching segments on individual barn quilt pages and below.

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About the trail

The Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail wanders across Ohio’s largest county, taking in working farms, orchards, wineries, historical sites and private property owners proud of their county, businesses and homes. For a little history of the trail, watch this:

For visitors,

this site provides a gallery of our barn quilts with driving directions, stories behind each quilt and the barn that hosts it. We also provide links to nearby attractions so you can enjoy our covered bridges, wineries and historical sites.

A map of our covered bridges, barn quilts and wineries is available for download (pdf format, Adobe Acrobat reader required).

For lodging, we recommend The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, a barn quilt trail partner.

For barn owners

interested in adding a barn quilt to their property, this site offers downloads that include our brochure, application to be on the trail and construction guidelines and standards.

Our trail

is Ashtabula County’s fastest growing tourism attraction. Launched in early 2014, it has already grown to nearly 100 barn quilts, including three on covered bridges. We have accomplished this thanks to a group of very dedicated volunteers, property owners and the Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County. Please consider supporting our efforts through a financial donation, sponsoring a quilt or by being part of the trail!

This site was developed and is maintained by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners, Lodging Tax Administrator. For any concerns or problems with the site, please email the administrator.