the barn quilt block drive - Harrisville


quilt blockThe motto is "Stitching Together a Community" and is an ongoing project to use Art and History to Tell Our Story. The Alcona County Quilt Trail Project celebrates the historical, agricultural and cultural richness of Alcona County, Michigan.

The project involves constructing large painted, wooden quilt square replicas on the sides of barns and other traditional buildings in the area. This trail highlights both Alcona County's rich local history and the important role that arts and crafts play in the community.

The first quilt block has been installed and can be seen about 2 miles east of Harrisville on M-72. Several more are planned for 2008 and an additional tour is planned to celebrate the 140th year anniversary of Alcona County Michigan in 2009.

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