Follow the Barn Quilt Trail!
Installing a Barn Quilt
Loudoun County, Virginia, was established in 1757 and soon became the most populous county in the state. Rich in agriculture, Loudoun's contributions of grain to General George Washington's Continental Army earned it the nickname "Breadbasket of the Revolution."
Parks & Recreation staff installing the Carpenter's Wheel quilt square at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville
In the past two decades, dozens of barn quilt trails have emerged in rural areas across the US. These public art installations are designed to bring attention to American cultural and agricultural sites. With a long tradition of prosperous farming, Loudoun County is home to dozens of historic barns, while new barns are also emerging to house innovative agricultural businesses.
This long history includes strong cultural traditions as well. The Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail includes quilt block designs created by Loudoun natives as early as the 18th century. Visit each site to learn about agriculture, history, and culture on this interactive journey.