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Welcome to the Foothills Quilt Trail!

 

The City of Landrum, in concert with the Landrum Quilters and the Polk County Community Foundation, began development of this trail in 2012.  While some blocks are easy to spot, others are hiding on the back or sides of building.  Thirty-six of the 38 blocks are located within the city limits. The other two are found on the Gowensville Community Center on north Hwy. 11 near the intersection wit Hwty. 14 and on James Street across from Landrum High School.

 

Several of the blocks feature original designs:  #1 Cardinal Heritage, #18 Enduring Chestnuts and  #30 Hogback Mountain.

 

 

1.  Cardinal Heritage

1. Cardinal Heritage

This is the block that started the Foothills Quilt Trail.

18. Enduring Chestnuts

18. Enduring Chestnuts

One of the city's original blocks designed and made by Debbie Williams, a member of the Landrum Quilters. Located at The Chestnutt Building, 156 N. Trade.

30. Hogback Mountain

30. Hogback Mountain

Another original block, a landscape design re-created from a photograph by Shirley Arledge and Ellen Henderson, Landrum Quilters. Sponsored by the Petty family @ 130 N. Trade Avenue.

16. Love Letters

16. Love Letters

The Landrum Post Office was once located in the building now occupied by PJ's Fashions, 109 E. Rutherford.

34. & 35. - Landrum Eclectics

34. & 35. - Landrum Eclectics

John Dobson & Wayne Levister @ Landrum Eclectic, 601 W. Rutherford (Hwy. 14)

4. Log Cabin block unveiling

4. Log Cabin block unveiling

The first of three quilt blocks at O. P. Earle Elementary School

26. Bow Tie

26. Bow Tie

Dr.Paul Walters @ his office, 502 E. Rutherford

26. Bow Tie

26. Bow Tie

This block and its story are featured in Suzi Parron's book Following the Barn Quilt Trail.

23.  54-40 or Fight

23. 54-40 or Fight

Tim & Molly Dunn at American Designs 203 E. Rutherford (Hwy. 14)

32. Morning Glory

32. Morning Glory

Look for this block and its companion Dutch Delight on the side of The Yellow House, 508 E. Rutherford.

33. Dutch Delight

33. Dutch Delight

The Yellow House is adorned with this block and its companion Morning Glory to reflect the owner's love of gardening.

21. Starry Night

21. Starry Night

Located on the E. Rutherford side of O. P. Earle Elementary, this and block 22 Earle's Start were painted by fourth and fifth grade students.

25.  Mayful's Star

25. Mayful's Star

Kim Karaman named this block at Landrum Antiques and Furniture to honor her aunt, an avid quilter.

20. Earle's Star

20. Earle's Star

The Polk County Foundation funded a quilt block residency for students at O. P. Earle which resulted in this block and block 21. Starry Night.

3. Jacob's Ladder

3. Jacob's Ladder

Home for this block is the Landrum Fire Station, 200 N. Trade.

6.Carolina Lily

6.Carolina Lily

Look for this block on the Brookwood Park picnic shelter.

24. Tree of Life

24. Tree of Life

The story accompanying this block reflects the practice of Family Physicians of Landrum, 133 N. Howard (Hwy. 176

13. Patriotic Tribute

13. Patriotic Tribute

The owners of Carruth Furniture, 104 S. Howard Ave. (Hwy 176.) have a history of military service.

38. Ma Bridgeman's Feed Sacks

38. Ma Bridgeman's Feed Sacks

Roger Turner's great grandmother, Susie Bridgeman, created many utilitarian quilts, including ones from feed sacks.

8.  Building Blocks

8. Building Blocks

The Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the site for this block - 132 N. Trade Avenue.

37. Pineapple Legacy

37. Pineapple Legacy

The coat of arms for the Prince family, one of the block sponsors, features pineapples.

7. Rays of Hope

7. Rays of Hope

Hospice Thrift Barn, 1801 Hwy. 14 East

10. Fergus the Fox

10. Fergus the Fox

Fergus, a paper pieced design, watches over E. Rutherford from the side of the Wallace Building, at the corner with South Lyles Avenue.

5. Moon Over The Mountain

5. Moon Over The Mountain

Internationally-known quilter Georgia Bonesteel, a co-founder of the Landrum Quilters, resurrected many traditional patterns for her long running PBS show. Found at the Landrum Library on Hwy. 14 at Asbury Road.

22. School House

22. School House

Found at the Gowensville Community Center, a former elementary school.

2. Courthouse Steps

2. Courthouse Steps

Marion (Peanut) Price has installed most of the quilt blocks including this one at City Hall, 100 N.Shamrock Avenue.

36. Sunburst

36. Sunburst

One of the newest quilt blocks, this colorful design is installed at Sissy Boutique, 210-B E. Rutherford.

29.Hobo Cat

29.Hobo Cat

Hobo Cat welcomes customers to P3 Consignment, 203 E. Rutherford St., a non-profit benefitting the welfare of animals.

28. Moon in My Window

28. Moon in My Window

Copied from an award-winning contemporary quilt, this block is installed at Stone Soup Market and Cafe, 1522 E. Rutherford.

31. Flying Bats

31. Flying Bats

The quilt square came from the collection of the late Mary Miller Earle Christopher.On the corner of N. Shamrock and E. Rutherford.

27. Butterflies

27. Butterflies

Flossie Bunch Burress (1908 - 1984) created this quilt, chosen by her family to hang at their business Lynn's Mower and Chain Saw, 330 S. Howard (Hwy. 176)

19. Railroad Crossing

19. Railroad Crossing

Back side of the Landrum Depot, N. Trade & Coleman

15.Little Dutch Girl

15.Little Dutch Girl

Another traditional pattern, this block was on a sampler quilt made by Mary Harris Johnson in the late Seventies. Her daughter Martha Johnson Walker sponsored this block which hangs on the Johnson Building, 104 S. Shamrock.

9.Liberated Log Cabin

9.Liberated Log Cabin

Found at Elaine's Attic Quilt Shop, 227 E. Rutherford

12. The Kansas Star

12. The Kansas Star

This block honors the Kansas City Star which printed quilt patterns.

11. Follow the Leader

11. Follow the Leader

The News-Leader, 146 N. Trade Avenue, is the site for this block and for Kansas Star.

17. Poppy

17. Poppy

This is appliqué design hangs at Carolina Antiques, 108 E. Rutherford.

14. Double Wedding Ring

14. Double Wedding Ring

The Covingtons bought the quilt with this design several years ago.

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