Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail
Enjoy a leisurely drive through Greene County as you follow the self-guided Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail. The time-honored tradition of quilt making comes to life through these exquisite quilt squares, each one colorfully hand painted and displayed on barns, fences, buildings, and even mailboxes. Using the brochure and map as a guide to plan your route, venture into the heart of the county and revel in the beauty of both the quilts and the natural surroundings at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
History of the Barn Quilt
The Barn Quilt concept began in Ohio in 2001 when a woman wanted to honor her mother by having a quilt pattern painted on her barn. Within a short time the idea spread and a driving trail was developed which included twenty barn quilt samplers. This model has spread to 48 of the 50 states. The Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail began in the fall of 2016 when the Art Guild of Greene (led by member Vyvyan Rundgren) and Greene County Economic Development & Tourism joined together to initiate what has become the largest barn quilt trail in Virginia. Currently there are 145 barn quilts on display at nearly 100 locations throughout the county on barns, sheds, houses, fences & porches, mailboxes and in gardens. Many businesses also display the colorful artwork. We hope you will enjoy driving the trail to find each quilt and marvel at the magnificent mountain views in Greene County.