Things to See and Do
Barn Quilt Trail
The Great American Barn Quilt Trail has come
west to Plumas County!
The project that started in the east over 300 hundred years ago, with some of the earliest groups of immigrants to the United States, is enjoying a revival across the country. The citizens of Plumas County are helping to keep this tradition alive and growing.
What started with a few creative women, some of our younger residents, and a sweet little grant from the 4-H program, has grown into a heartily embraced "public art" project throughout the entire county.
The first barn quilts were installed on some of our most historic barns in the Quincy area. Now over 100 colorful quilt squares, ranging from the very large 8x8’ size to a manageable 2x2' size, adorn many of our community structures and are shaped by each participant's values, visions, heritage and passion for art.
Following the Barn Quilt Trail will reveal the history and beauty that 1850’s settlers found during those crazy gold rush days. It will enrich your sense of wonder at their courage. It will also bring you unexpected delight as you travel throughout the county, taking in meadows filled with wildflowers in the spring, awesome fall colors, lush fields filled with grazing horses and cows, all on our traffic-free back roads and highways. We hope that you will find yourself on the magic of the barn quilt trail soon!
Follow the Barn Quilt Trail map here. (This map is a work in progress. New sites and and descriptions are being updated as they are available.)
the original 4-H Barn Quilt
map for the