Barn quilts are painted quilt squares-usually fashioned on boards and then mounted on a barn or other building. While cloth quilts are usually made up of a series of squares of the same pattern placed together, a barn quilt is almost always a single square.
In many communities, an organizing group-an arts council, a quilt guild, a 4-H club, or simply a motivated bunch of residents-work together to organize their barn quilts into a trail. Some are guided walks in a downtown area that includes historical buildings. More often, quilt trails take visitors on a drive through the countryside where barn quilts are mounted on farm buildings, on homes, along fences, and sometimes on freestanding posts. A quilt trail may include stops at galleries, farm stands, and other points of interest that make the journey a day-long event.The Red Clay Hills Barn Quilt Trail is headquartered in Neshoba County and extends membership to anyone residing in neighboring counties.
If you would like more information about joining the Red Clay Hills Barn Quilt Trail, please contact the library.
For Trail Guidelines and Regulations, please download the form here: Trail Guidelines
To register with the Trail Association, please fill out the form found here: Registration Form