What Is a Quilt Trail?
The Florida Quilt Trail is part of the American Quilt Trail movement. These trails consist of a series of painted quilt blocks installed on a popular route. These massive blocks are usually painted on or near historic landmarks.
The Florida Quilt Trail
Florida’s quilt trail started in Trenton in 2013. More than 20 quilt blocks on the trail are within Trenton. However, the trail does not end there. The route has grown immensely since its creation.
Where Is It?
Trenton’s historic downtown is considered the start of the trail. The rest of the trail can be seen in a variety of spots off or near I-75, making the trail a perfect road trip. Blocks can be seen in White Springs, Madison and Lake City.
Traveling the trail is like taking a trip through Florida’s history. The personality of the towns and scenery can be seen in the paintings, with blocks containing images of Florida’s landscape or showing traditional quilting styles common in each area.
Trenton offers more quilting adventures during the Trenton Quilt Festival, which is every year on National Quilt Day—the third Sunday in March. Each year, hundreds of quilts are displayed downtown for public viewing, along with live entertainment, vendors and antiques.
To learn more about the American Quilt Trail movement and barn quilts, visit www.barnquiltinfo.com.