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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.

Barn Quilts, an Appalachian Mountains Tradition

The Smoky Mountain Times reporter Hannah Styles writes about an afternoon following the quilt trail.


Exploring Swain County Quilt by Quilt

A quick look at all the Trail barn quilts

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


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