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
This is the block that started the Foothills Quilt Trail.
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
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
The Landrum Post Office was once located in the building now occupied by PJ's Fashions, 109 E. Rutherford.
34. & 35. - Landrum Eclectics
John Dobson & Wayne Levister @ Landrum Eclectic, 601 W. Rutherford (Hwy. 14)
4. Log Cabin block unveiling
The first of three quilt blocks at O. P. Earle Elementary School
26. Bow Tie
Dr.Paul Walters @ his office, 502 E. Rutherford
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
Tim & Molly Dunn at American Designs 203 E. Rutherford (Hwy. 14)
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
The Yellow House is adorned with this block and its companion Morning Glory to reflect the owner's love of gardening.
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
Kim Karaman named this block at Landrum Antiques and Furniture to honor her aunt, an avid quilter.
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
Home for this block is the Landrum Fire Station,
200 N. Trade.
Look for this block on the Brookwood Park picnic shelter.
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
The owners of Carruth Furniture, 104 S. Howard Ave. (Hwy 176.) have a history of military service.
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
The Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the site for this block - 132 N. Trade Avenue.
37. Pineapple Legacy
The coat of arms for the Prince family, one of the block sponsors, features pineapples.
7. Rays of Hope
Hospice Thrift Barn, 1801 Hwy. 14 East
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
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
Found at the Gowensville Community Center, a former elementary school.
2. Courthouse Steps
Marion (Peanut) Price has installed most of the quilt blocks including this one at City Hall, 100 N.Shamrock Avenue.
One of the newest quilt blocks, this colorful design is installed at Sissy Boutique, 210-B E. Rutherford.
Hobo Cat welcomes customers to P3 Consignment, 203 E. Rutherford St., a non-profit benefitting the welfare of animals.
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
The quilt square came from the collection of the late Mary Miller Earle Christopher.On the corner of N. Shamrock and E. Rutherford.
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
Back side of the Landrum Depot, N. Trade & Coleman
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
Found at Elaine's Attic Quilt Shop, 227 E. Rutherford
12. The Kansas Star
This block honors the Kansas City Star which printed quilt patterns.
11. Follow the Leader
The News-Leader, 146 N. Trade Avenue, is the site for this block and for Kansas Star.
This is appliqué design hangs at Carolina Antiques, 108 E. Rutherford.
14. Double Wedding Ring
The Covingtons bought the quilt with this design several years ago.