A Barn Quilt is a large painted quilt square mounted on or directly painted on the gable end or side of a barn. The quilt square is positioned to be visible from the road and viewed as people drive past.
Most quilt blocks are 4×4 or 8×8 depending on the size of the barn structure and distance from the road. They stay on the barns year round.
A Barn Quilt Trail is a self-guided driving tour of the decorated barns with a map to locate and reference the known history of the barn, significance of the quilt block and the Barn Quilt sponsor.