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Appalachian Quilt Trail

The AQT is a celebration of all things local! Communities everywhere are falling in love with quilts and barns and the idea that the small act of hanging a wooden quilt square on one building has grown into an international movement. The AQT is a collaboration among several groups and trails to connect local trails so your excursion will be easier and more rewarding. Simply put, we want you to be able to find all the wonderful works of art and discover all the hidden ... and not so hidden .... treasures along the way.

The AQT is a project of the Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.

Special recognition is given to Donna Sue Groves of Ohio who had the original vision of celebrating the tradition of quilting while honoring that most magnificent symbol of rural life, the barn.

We owe a debt of thanks to those persons and entities that participated in the development of the AQT. Their contribution of creativity, funding, hours of planning and network-building, and hands-on execution of necessary tasks such as gathering GPS coordinates, painting & installing squares, and developing print collateral and the website, etc., have helped to bring the AQT from a charmed inspiration to full-out fruition, benefiting the entire region and all who wish to come and explore it.

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