Have you been seeing the beautiful painted quilt squares (sometimes called barn quilts) on display all over Letcher County? There are now close to 100 of them and they can be seen from Linefork to Jenkins, from Deane to Eolia and most all points between. The Quilt Trail project began in our county in April 2009.
We have tried to keep the listing of the quilts updated as they have been put up. By communities and towns they are:
Cowan area — Billie Ann and Cammie Gilley’s home, two squares; Virginia Brown’s barn; Randy Brown’s barn; Clayton Banks’s cabin; Ricky Lucas’s barn; Ella Preston’s home; Mary Lynn Richardson’s home; Edison Banks’s home; Cowan Community Center; Georgia and Bobby Phillips’s home.
Whitesburg area — Mountain Heritage Village, four squares; Crafty Cut- Ups Homemakers on Hunsucker Building in town; Whitesburg City Hall; Whitesburg Post Office; Rural Strategies Office; Letcher County Extension Office, two squares ; Jim Webb’s home on Pine Mountain; Whitesburg Red Hats/ Woman’s Club; Whitesburg Hospital; City of Whitesburg; Marsha and Carl Banks’s home; entrance to Westwood; Beta Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Riverside Park, two squares; Whitaker Bank on Main Street; Mouth of Solomon Road; Appalshop; home of Joe and Joan Reed; Tunnel Hill; Laureate Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Harry M. Caudill Library.
Isom, Letcher, Blackey, Carcassonne and Linefork areas — Stella Elam’s home; Campbell’s Branch Community Center ; Blackey Public Library; Joanne Adams home, two squares; Peggy Blair’s home; Rodney Ison’s barn; Carcassonne Community Center; Deborah Fugate’s home, two squares; Jean Blair’s home, two squares; Gwen’s Country Crafts and Gifts.
Eolia area — ECCO Center; Eolia Community Park; Beth Sexton Little’s home; Oven Fork Senior Citizens Center, two squares; Valley of the Winds Art Gallery.
Ermine/Mayking areas — Pine Mountain Craft Co-op; Ermine Senior Citizens Center, two squares; Gerry Haynes’s store building; Gerry Haynes’s home, two squares; Letcher County Central High School; home of Sherie and Terry Caudill; home of Mary Collins.
Seco, Millstone and Kona areas — Millstone Methodist Church; Boone Fork Folk Center in Seco, six quilt squares; home of Philip and Cheri Hampton, Kona.
Fleming-Neon, Hemphill, Cromona, Jackhorn, and Deane areas — Lillian Webb Library in Neon; Creda and Clester Isaac’s home at Deane; home of Etta Long; A&E Cabinet Shop, two squares; Hemphill Community Center.
Jenkins/Payne Gap — Jeff ’s Body Shop; Jenkins Hospital; home of Ked and Eileen Sanders; City of Jenkins Seal; Little Shepherd Amphitheater, two squares; Jenkins Public Library; Jenkins City Hall Building.
Dry Fork/ Van areas — Mountains of Scraps Building; home of Jackie and Michael Joseph.
Others — Mitch Whitaker’s barn at Roxana; Mountain Vendor’s Mall, Hwy. 3401; Nancy Brown’s Cake Shop, Hwy. 3401.
If you think we might have not listed your quilt or have questions about the quilts, please call Ann Bradley at the Letcher County Extension Office at 633-2362. We don’t want to leave any quilts out and we are working on a brochure with photos of them and their locations so people can take their own “quilt tour” around Letcher County.