Welcome to the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail!

Enjoy the bright quilt patterns displayed along the scenic countryside of our Kansas Flint Hills region! The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail is formed to celebrate agricultural heritage, preserve agricultural history and culture, as well as promote agritourism and rural pride. Barn quilts are listed below in all 22 counties of the Kansas Flint Hills.

Experience The
Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail . . .

Use this listing while planning your scenic trip through the Flint Hills!
Please be respectful, responsible, and careful while viewing and enjoying  the Quilt Trail.
Please use caution when slowing near a site. Stopping along busy roads can be dangerous and illegal
Most quilt blocks are located on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise
indicated at the site, or on this website. If it is a business, or a park it is generally open to the public.
Block artists are the owners of the barn quilts unless otherwise specified.

Barn quilt enthusiasts will find photos as well as location information for the quilt blocks available for public viewing on the county links below.

For Barn Quilt listings and info by counties "click"

on the following links:

Google Map:

You may also visit the "Map" tab to plan your route through the

Kansas Flint Hills!

How To Join

New participants to this new art form are invited to join The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, by using the application available on the "application" tab.

How Donate To The KSFHQT

The Kansas Rural Communities Foundation is a 501c3 entity and all donations made to the KSFHQT
Fund through KRCF are tax deductible. For more information about KRCF or to make a donation
online go to http://thekrcf.org/.

Quilt Trail History

Driving through the countryside anywhere in the world you will likely come across many barns.  They drape the country in many designs, colors and architecture.  Some barns are painted to display advertisements.  However, a woman named Donna Sue Groves, from Adams County, Ohio wanted to honor her mother by hanging a colorful painted quilt block on her barn.  Instead of just one quilt block, she began a community project with twenty quilt blocks being displayed along a driving trail to encourage visitors to travel through the countryside. This was the start of the first quilt trail in America.

According to Suzi Parron who authored Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, quilt trails are organized all across the country.  Quilt blocks are displayed on barns around the countryside and then mapped out for tourists to follow these amazing works of art.  The quilt trails draw visitors into our rural communities as well as promote county-wide pride and showcase agriculture.  Traditional stars and various quilt patterns are now being displayed on barns, homes, sheds and sides of buildings throughout the Kansas Flint Hills.  They are also put on posts and displayed in yards and parks.