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Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail

September 21 - December 20, 2016

The production of quilts has traditionally been a group activity that both supports the needs of individuals and cements the bonds of community. The Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail aims to do just this by establishing a series of large-scale quilt-block paintings throughout the County for locals and visitors to enjoy. 

In August, 2011, severe flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee devastated the Schoharie County landscape and economy. The non-profit Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail was conceived as part of a nationwide movement to attract tourism and build regional spirit through the placement of these vivid, hand-painted 4' and 8' square quilt blocks on public and private buildings throughout rural hamlets and small towns.

Today, there are over 110 quilt block paintings for visitors to enjoy on their way to the area's many scenic parks, museums, B&Bs, family farm stands and seasonal attractions. This exhibition of photographs by Deborah Bechtold documents a selection of the paintings where one would find them within the now-thriving landscape of Schoharie County, New York. For more information, please go to www.quiltbarntrail.com.