Ashtabula County’s Barn Quilt Trail will be part of the 2015 Ashtabula County Visitors’ Guide map that directs tourists to our wineries, covered bridges and other attractions.
We thank the Convention and Visitors Bureau for including us and devoting a page to the trail in the guide. The steering committee of this all-volunteer project has worked hard to get the trail up and running in 2014; in 2015, we will work on promoting the trail and expanding it to include more heritage barns and sites, and more large quilts.
In the near future, the committee will announce competitive grants available in 2015 to purchase/build/paint 8×8 foot barn quilts on these heritage sites.
Meanwhile, enjoy the more than 40 quilts that are already on the trail. If you have guests in from out of town this holiday season, be sure to share the quilt locations with them by having them visit this site and download our beautiful, new map!
Also, the steering committee recently learned that our trail will be included in a new book by Suzi Parron, who wrote the original barn quilts book (Ohio University Press). A photo of the Graham Road/Benson family quilt has been selected for the book!