Swain County’s Quilt Trail Showcases Our Mountain Heritage
Quilt Trails got their start in 2001 when an Ohio women painted a block on her family barn to honor her mother, a quilter. From that first block, the idea has grown to cover 49 states with thousands of quilt blocks – featured not only on barns, but public buildings, shops, homes, and now – in Bryson City – on an island.
Enjoy exploring the beautiful scenery here in Western North Carolina as you follow the Swain County Quilt Trail.
A Tour Guide to Swain County Quilt Blocks
Click or tap below for more information, photos and driving directions for each stop on our quilt trail
Swain County Chamber of Commerce
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot
Double Wedding Ring
Bryson City Island Park
Lands Creek Log Cabins
One Twenty Main
The Cottage Craftsman
East Alarka Mountains
Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground
Around Deep Creek
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Calhoun House Inn & Suites
Indian Trail, Celtic Chain & Red Flower Bud
Southwestern Community College
Barn Quilts, an Appalachian Mountains Tradition
The Smoky Mountain Times reporter Hannah Styles writes about an afternoon following the quilt trail.
IN OUR BLOG
Exploring Swain County Quilt by Quilt
A quick look at all the Trail barn quilts