by Sandy White
Grand County has been blanketed with beautiful quilt squares over the last two years. A quilt trail is a collection of painted wood squares representing quilt designs that are displayed. These quilt squares are purchased by businesses or property owners to display on their building stitching the communities of Grand County together. This project was started by the Grand Quilters and the Grand County Historical Association in 2017. The funds raised benefit the Grand County Historical Association.
Thousands of visitors, locals, quilters, and artists come together to admire this historic art form. Hot Sulphur Springs town hall received this quilt block from an anonymous donor. This will bring the total in Hot Sulphur to six quilt blocks on the Grand Quilt trail. The others that are already on display in town are located at the Pioneer Village Museum and The Candy Store. There is one pending installation at the Grand Beginnings, and two others at private residences.
This project is coming to a close, so if you would like to wrap yourself up in this exciting project and purchase a quilt square contact Betsy DeVries at betsy@ iskialot.com. Volunteers can help you pick a design then they paint and finish it for you.
The Quilt Trail 2017 brochure is available at https://grandcountyhistory. org/news-videos/quilt-trail/. There will be an updated version that comes out at the end of 2018.