The Macon County Quilt Trail
The Macon County Quilt Trail, headquartered in Franklin, NC is an extension of the Western North Carolina Quilt Trails project. What is the quilt trail? The Quilt Trails project got its start in Ohio when Donna Sue Groves put a quilt block on her barn honoring her mother. From that simple act, the project has grown to cover 24 states and more than 2,000 quilt blocks.
The initiative began in Western North Carolina in 2006 in Madison and Ashe counties when Handmade in America made a grant to them to get the project started. Over 100 quilt blocks are hosted in those two counties alone.
Macon County is part of the Western North Carolina Quilt Trails and the first in far western NC to undertake the project. The Macon County Quilt Trail was started by seed money from the Franklin TDA and the Franklin TDC.
As you travel the countryside around Macon County you'll find more than 25 quilt squares waiting to be discovered on homes, barns, and businesses.
You can join in this endeavor by getting your own quilt block.We’ll help you find just the right block to tell your story whether it is about a person, place or other historical event.
Call (828) 524-2516, ext. 304.
“Airing of the Quilts”
Mother's Day Weekend:
May 10, 2014
Join with us in Franklin, North Carolina as we celebrate our quilting heritage during the 4th Annual Airing of the Quilts.
Hundreds of quilts will be "airing" all over Franklin's downtown, at quilt trail block locations, and at private residences all around Macon County.
In addition, look for
Quilt Related vendors and more! More details are coming soon so check back with us often.
Also joining us will be the Franklin Garden Club with their annual plant sale and the Daughter's of the Confederacy will hold a wreath laying ceremony at 11:00 am on Rankin Square.
QUILT TRAIL GUIDE
The Macon County Quilt Trail project tour guide contains pictures of blocks, detailed maps to the location of each quilt square installed, GPS coordinates, and the stories behind each of these beautiful and colorful quilt blocks that make up our trail.