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.
Don't Flutter By
JOANNE HOWLE REALTY HOSTS “DON’T FLUTTER BY” QUILT BLOCK
Joanne Howle Realty became a part of the McDowell Quilt Trail on Friday morning, April 11, 2014 with the addition of Block #159 titled “Don’t Flutter By”. The block was mounted on the front wall of the business and pays tribute to Joanne Howle, who founded the realty company more than 36 years ago.
In 1960 Joanne and her husband Bill moved to McDowell County from Rock Hill, South Carolina in order that Bill could take a job with Rexall Drug Company...