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Swain County Quilt Trail

Three Quilts at SCC

Indian Trail

Celtic Chain

Red Flower Bud

Southwestern Community College
Swain Center

60 Almond School Road
(US 74, 5.7 miles west of exit 67)
Bryson City, NC 28713


Indian Trail

Location: South side of the building, facing Hwy 74.

The Indian Trail quilt square was selected to represent both the proximity of the Swain Center to the Qualla Boundary as well as the Little Tennessee River, which was the last boundary of the Cherokee Nation before removal in 1838. The square also represents the College’s commitment to keeping the “trail” open and clear for all students seeking to better themselves through education.

Celtic Chain

Location: West facing building entrance

The Celtic Chain’s interwoven links represent the connections of the College with the community; students, faculty, family, and friends as well as business, education, service, and collaboration.

Red Flower Bud

Location: North end of the building

The Red Flower Bud square represents the beauty found in our community, both natural and man-made.

GPS Coordinates: 35.372672,-83.5087357

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


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