Driving Trail of Souther Ohio

Appalachian Discovery Birding & Heritage Trail

The Original “Barn Clothesline” of Quilt Squares- The Adams County Ohio Quilt Sampler Project-Quilt Barn Squares

Initiated by Donna Sue Groves in honor of her mother, Maxine, who is a master quilter, the Quilt Sampler project has resulted in a unique and very scenic driving tour that takes about 1.25 days at a leisurely pace to see the entire “quilt.” In between, there are unique shops and Amish establishments to visit, historic sites, and other points of interest.

To broaden the Quilt Sampler project’s reach, in 2003 the Quilt Sampler, with help from The Nature Conservancy and the Ohio Audubon Society, became part of the Appalachian Discovery Birding & Heritage Trail, a 200-mile trail that combines the region’s most productive birding “hot spots” with significant historical sites. The quilt barns fit in perfectly with the birding and heritage trail, providing another innovative tool for moving travelers through the countryside while highlighting Appalachian heritage.

For more information on the barn quilt squares, click the needles below.

For larger quilt barn pictures, click here.

For more information, contact:
Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau
1-937-549-8515 or 1-877-232-6764

Organizations and individuals who have given their support to the project include: