The Timberland Quilt Trail

Celebrating the life and heritage of Oscoda County, Michigan.

About Quilt Trails

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 and Oscoda County Art Council has brought the Quilt Trail here!

The OCAC works to involve community groups, organizations, businesses and families in painting and installing quilt blocks in all of Oscoda County.  We chose as our motto Art where we live, work and play!” and the Quilt Trail  accomplishes that by having beautiful art on old barns, businesses, homes, and along the Au Sable River.

The early settlers of Oscoda County brought with them their farming and quilting traditions. What better way to recognize and honor their sacrifices and struggles, their triumphs and tenacity than with quilt blocks on historic buildings and centennial barns?

Tour the Trail!

Plan your trip soon!  We're ready for you with beautiful year-round scenery, great restaurants, and friendly people.  In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of the Timberland Quilt Trail by clicking on the button below.

Let's go!


Download a PDF of the Timberland Quilt Trail guide.

The Timberland Quilt Trail Guide 2014

The Oscoda County Art Council

is a part of the Economic Development Alliance for Oscoda County, a nonprofit corporation working for thriving communities in Northeast Michigan.  For more information, contact:

The Economic Development Alliance
for Oscoda County
PO Box 777
Mio, MI  48647
989-826-5777
info [at] edaoscodacounty.org



Art is Life!
Live it Up!

Learn more about Oscoda County, the Art Council and the EDA.

Join the fun!  Move to Oscoda County, pick up a paint brush, and live it up in the beautiful Northwoods! We'll welcome you with open arms!

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