Have you heard about the QUILT TRAIL? That’s right, you can drive around and see PAINTED replicas of quilts.
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We would like to invite you to drive along the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail and enjoy the beautiful countryside of Putnam County, Tennessee. The Trail is a very scenic driving tour of approximately 11 miles, which can take two hours at a leisurely pace.
Follow the map and see the beautiful and historic barns owned by local farm families, that have quilt patterns painted on 8’ x 8’ wood squares. The blocks are replicas of treasured family quilts made by local women. In painting their favorite patterns on barns, we are honoring local quilters who are well known for their skills of using every piece of scrap fabric to create a beautiful work of art that is also a useful item in the home.
I understand that old quilts are historic and exciting and that looking at the fine craftsmanship is zzzzzzz. Oops, I dozed off there for a second. Seriously, who wants a painting of a quilt on their property? Why would anyone even want to see that?
Oh, never mind.
Mom: Well, not everyone thinks going to INDIA is exciting.