Perhaps the most known of our projects, the Quilt Trail is a self-guided tour around Manistee County.
By creating the Quilt Trail we hope to bring folks to area historical buildings by directing them to quilt patterns affixed to or nearby sites that would be of interest due to their unique backgrounds. We have one at the Kaleva Depot and at the Kaleva Art Gallery, one at the Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place, one at Norwalk, one at the Lakeview Church of the Brethren and more. Each of the quilts has an explanation of why the group chose the pattern and what the significance of the site is. We hope to add many more quilts to our trail.
Click a quilt square below to get more information including location and history. There is a complete description of each quilt on their plaque at the locations.
The self-guided tour is approximately eight (8) location stops over 2 hours, and about 30 miles.
If you are interested in creating and installing a historical quilt square at a historical location, the ACA is offering a $50 stipend toward the cost. Please contact Cindy at 231-299-4484 for more information on the process of creating a quilt square.