The trail program began in June 2009 as part of a grassroots interest to extend the Quilt Trail of Western North Carolina to McDowell County.
The purpose of McDowell County Quilt Trail is to promote tourism; preserve history and help improve the economy in McDowell County. We are a program of the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA). We see our blocks as community art that are connected by name or design to the history of the land, building or family that is hosting the block while bringing life to our buildings.
“STARBRIGHT” BLOCK JOINS THE MCDOWELL QUILT TRAIL
On Friday, March 28, 2014, Cheryl and Jean Perusse became hosts to “Starbright”, Block #158 on the McDowell Quilt Trail. The block was positioned on their home, mounted on the diamond by volunteers Mike Lucas and Jack Raker. Cheryl is a retired Registered Nurse and her husband is a handy-man and self-employed monument draftsman, working out of their home.
Cheryl began quilting around nine years ago and considers it a relaxing hobby. She is a member of the “Quilted Hugs” group that meets monthly and quilts together, focusing on providing the children at the Gingerbread House a comforting youth-related pattern coverlet...