Mitchell & Yancey County Quilt Squares Project

Mitchell and Yancey Counties have between them, over 200 quilt blocks, with more in the hopper. Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina, the non-profit corporation that runs the project, welcomes volunteers to help with painting, story writing, installation, and a myriad of other tasks that it takes to keep the project running.

Each quilt block is connected, by its pattern name, to the history of the land, the building or the family. For more information about the project, please see "What is Quilt Trails All About?" by former Executive Director Barbara Webster.

If you are interested in hosting a quilt block , please visit our "Host a Quilt Square" page. For additional information, please contact us by email or by calling 828-682-7331.

To contact our Board Members:
President Carole Pearson 727.809.1632
Vice President Jane Greene 828.688.9047
Member Kathy Rose  
Member Matthew Mimms 864.980.8248
Member Sara Mimms  

Handmade in America and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area helped launch the project through a grant provided to the Toe River Arts Council. Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina, as non-profit corporation, formed to continue the project because of overwhelming demand.

Book Available at Gift Shop

Barn Quilts an the American Quilt Trail Movement book coverThe book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, by Suzi Parron (with Donna Sue Groves), is now available for purchase at our Gift Shop inside OOAK Gallery on the Loop in Micaville.

Donna Sue Groves launched the Ohio Quilt Barn Project in 2001. She was formerly the Southern Ohio field coordinator for Ohio’s Appalachian Arts Initiative and the Southern Ohio field representative for the Ohio Arts Council. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts in Community Development and Partnerships.

Suzi Parron is a quilter, backwoods traveler, an avid kayaker and a folk art collector. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Florida, with a concentration in the literature of the American South. She teaches English at Lakeside High School in Atlanta.