Ogemaw County Quilt Trail

In 2001 Donna Sue Groves, in Adams County, Ohio painted a quilt block on her barn to honor her mother, a master quilter. From that humble beginning has grown a national movement of counties and communities developing their own trail of quilts on barns, houses and other buildings throughout America. More than 30 states now have Quilt Trails with over 3,000 registered quilt blocks. The movement shows no sign of stopping.

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    Ogemaw County Quilt Trail

    Self Guided Tour Maps are available at the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

    422 West Houghton Avenue

    West Branch, MI 48661

    (989) 345-2821

West Branch Area Chamber of CommerceOgemaw Genealogical and Historical SocietyWest Branch Creative Arts Association PresentsOgemaw County Quilt Trail: Self Guided Tour

Ogemaw County has a rich tradition of farming and quilting. In the early 1900s many Amish and Mennonite families from Indiana and Ohio came to farm the land after the lumbering companies had logged off the forests. The early settlers brought with them their tradition of being good farmers and their wives brought their family quilts. What better way to honor their sacrifices and struggles; their triumphs and tenacity than to commemorate them with quilt blocks on barns?

The West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce (WBACC), Ogemaw Genealogical and Historical Society (OG&HS) and the West Branch Creative Arts Association (WBCAA) is partnering up to make this project happen! One of our goals is to involve community groups, organizations, businesses and families and have quilt blocks in all of Ogemaw County.

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“Quilt barn trails bring tourism and tourist dollars into the region, engage people in their communities, and promote local culture and history.” (Ohio University Impact Study) Through the efforts of the WBACC, WBCAA and OG&HS we are helping to preserve our heritage of old barns and outbuildings in Ogemaw County. Friends, neighbors and visitors to our area will explore the highways and back roads to see the Quilt Trail and to discover the beauty of Ogemaw County. Along the way they will eat, shop and spend time here.

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Volunteer

We welcome volunteers at any level of commitment. No special skills are necessary. Our quilt blocks can be painted by volunteers from age 9 to 90! We welcome individuals, family groups, school groups, businesses, and organizations to join the fun! Contact us: 989-345-2821.

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Donate

Our quilt blocks are paid for by the host family, a business or sponsor; additional blocks will be sponsored through grants as we receive them. Funds must be raised to support the Quilt Trail Guide, website, and special events on the Ogemaw County Quilt Trail. If you wish to help, please send a check to:

West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce (WBACC)*Ogemaw County Quilt Trail on memo line*422 W. Houghton Ave.West Branch, MI 48661

(Your contribution may be tax deductible – check with your accountant)

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