About Us

Westside Quilters Guild has embarked on a multi-year project to create a quilt barn trail in Washington County. What is it? Trails consist of large painted quilt blocks mounted on buildings. Our trail will have hand-painted 8 ft and 4 ft-square quilt blocks, using high quality materials for longevity. Blocks will be mounted on non-residential buildings outside the Washington County Urban Growth Boundary, or inside the city limits of towns that allow them.

This trail will highlight our county's agricultural and historical heritage, promote area tourism, create public art, and showcase the art of quilting. Soon a brochure and map will be available in visitor centers, libraries, and other prime locations, as well as online. Funding is provided by WQG, grants, sponsors and donations.  No public money will be spent. Visitors and residents of Oregon will use our maps to navigate the trail and find the blocks.

We are currently looking for Washington County locations to install our blocks. Prime locations are on established trails such as bike, wine, or lavender trails, however we will certainly consider other locations with high visibility. Please contact us if your property might be a good match for our project.

We are also looking for future funding and sponsorship. If you or your organization can help, we would be happy to discuss the possibility with you. Westside Quilters Guild is a 501(c)(3) charity, allowing donations to be deducted according to IRS regulations. We are also a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Click here to find out about Oregon state tax benefits through Oregon Cultural Trust.


Please designate your donation for
Quilt Barn Trail
 of
 Oregon's Washington County

2 comments:

  1. I have been wanting a quiltblock for our 1900 circa old barn located at 8840 SW Hillsboro Hwy. Vanderschuere farm. Is this a possibility? Melissa Olds.

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  2. It's entirely possible. Contact us via info@westsidequilters.org to get a private response. Julie

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