Frequently asked questions about
Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Trail
What is a barn quilt?
A Barn Quilt is a painted quilt square mounted on the side of a barn or other structure. It can be a business, a home, an historic property, a shed, or any structure. It can be a traditional pattern or a one-of-a-kind design. It is meant to grab the attention of people driving by the property and help to share more about the past and present of Franklin County.
How big are barn quilts?
It depends on how close the road is to the property with the square. They range in size from 8’×8’, 4’x4’ or 2’x2’. Smaller barn quilt squares can be mounted on sigh posts, which makes hosting the quilt square quite flexible.
What is a barn quilt trail?
It is a collection of painted quilts that help local residents and visitors to explore Franklin County in a different way. It also pays tribute to the importance of farms and farming in Franklin County—past and present, while hoping to secure the future of farm and farmland in Franklin County.
Why host a barn quilt square and be part of a barn quilt trail?
- Preserve the beautiful barns of the county
- Take pride in the contributions of agriculture
- Educate others on the value of living in a rural and agricultural county
- Share the traditional art of quilting
- Create a different way for visitors to enjoy exploring Franklin County year-round
- Celebrate local history and culture.
How can I get involved in the Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Tour?
- Contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 717.552.2977 or 866.646.8060.
- Download the application to get started and submit to the Franklin County Visitors Bureau by emailingjpollard@ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com.
- Or drop/mail the form to the Franklin County Visitors Bureau, 15 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Stitches In Time Barn Quilt Trail
The first official Barn Quilt trail was developed in 2001, and since then it has become a growing trend in America. We invite you to join us on this journey of combining beautiful artwork with the scenic beauty and vistas of Franklin County, PA. Interested in creating and/or hosting a barn quilt square? Download the application here or contact our office: 717.552.2977