You're invited to come see the quilt blocks that are going up along South Carolina’s
newest quilt trail, located in Landrum, SC.
The new Foothills Quilt Trail represents a far-reaching initiative which promotes history, the arts and tourism
and positions Landrum
as a destination location.
New blocks this fall hang at The Johnson Building, Covington & Company Jewelry, Carolina Antiques & More, PJ's Fashions, The Mail Room, The Depot and two student-painted blocks at O. P. Earle Elementary School. The School House block was also hung at the Gowensville Community Center.
The Jacob's Ladder quilt block hangs at the Landrum Fire Department.
Suzi Parron program
Landrum Library, Feb. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 11, is the new program time for Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. She also will visit the Foothills Quilt Trail in Landrum as she concludes research for her second book on quilt trails now found in 46 states.
A QUILT TRAIL is comprised of quilt block designs
painted on weather-resistant boards which are installed
at various locations along a designated route.
These trails, recognized as popular tourist destinations,
started in Ohio about 10 years ago and quickly spread
because of their colorful and nostalgic appeal.
• Landrum City Hall
• Landrum Fire Department
• Landrum Middle School
• O.P. Earle Elementary (3)
• Landrum Library
• Hospice Thrift Barn
• Brookwood Park
• Thermal Belt Habitat ReStore
• Elaine's Attic
• The Wallace Building
• The News Leader (2)
• Carruth Furniture
• The Johnson Building
• Covington Jewelry
• Carolina Antiques & More
• The Mail Room
• PJ's Fashions
• The Depot
• Gowensville Community Center
O. P. Earle Elementary School art students recently painted two 4 x 4 foot quilt blocks which will hang on the Highway 14 side of the school. Volunteers from the Landrum Quilters and the school PTO worked with art teacher Emily Berry on the project made possible by a grant to the City of Landrum from the Mary F. Kessler Fund, Polk County Community Foundation. This shows the daily progress on the two blocks. The school also has released these photos of the Sept. 23-27 Quilt Block Residency Program.