DeKalb County Barn Quilt Trail Launched
for National Travel & Tourism Week
Did you know DeKalb County is home to over 40 barn quilts? The movement that started in Ohio has taken root in DeKalb County.

To showcase the art and history that is captured in a barn quilt, the DCCVB is excited to announce the DeKalb County Barn Quilt Trail .
  • Thank you to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, DAAHA, and Bob Meyer of HAWK Aerial Imagery for helping us build this trail.

  • Thank you to our spring 2018 Intern, Brianna, for all the research and for building the landing page and printables.

  • The Barn Quilt Trail is 5 legs and features 40+ quilts.

  • The Barn Quilt Trail Landing Page features a printable trail brochure and driving directions, a google map of the locations, history on barn quilts in the US and in DeKalb County, and pictures to showcase the quilts on each leg.
Left: Barn Quilt Map Pins

Right: Barn Quilt Trail driving directions mapped out.
Top Left: Sharlyn Larson with her Farmer's Daughter barn quilt and wedding ring quilt

Top Right: Brian & Vicki Wascher's A Dandy barn quilt

Bottom Left: Jean Klock holding a picture of 9 of the 10 DeKalb County barn quilts she's painted.

Bottom Right: Barry & Kris Aves' Sunflower barn quilt
We launched the Barn Quilt Trail as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) . Throughout this week, Travel and Tourism professionals are celebrating the economic impact of tourism.

Tourism has impact in DeKalb County. in 2016, visitors spent $93.88 million across the county on hotel rooms, shopping, dining, attractions, live events, gas and more. View the 10 year history of the economic impact of tourism and more on our Economic Impact of Tourism landing page .

This year's NTTW theme is Now and Then. Along with the barn quilt announcement, we are showing several of DeKalb County's attractions now, and then. Follow all our posts on Facebook to see how our attractions have changed over the last 100 years.
We started with the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, May 6th to celebrate the announcement that the theatre made the Chicago Tribune's 20 Must See Architectural Attractions in Illinois Bicentennial Bucket List.
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