The Far North Quilt Trail, Alaska's first barn quilt trail, was founded in Fairbanks in 2019.
A new American Folk Art Movement, barn quilts gained popularity in Ohio in the early 2000's and have now spread to 41 States in the US. Vibrant painted quilt blocks placed on the sides of (traditionally) barns and other buildings highlight architecture, honor familial heritage and usher in tourism.
A scavenger hunt for public art, the Far North Quilt Trail welcomes and thrives on community involvement and provides a platform for anyone interested in participating.
Alaskans are encouraged to create a barn quilt, install it on your home/barn/shed/mailbox and register the painting on the Far North Quilt Trail.
Registration is free and open to the public.
Far North Quilt Trail - Fairbanks
Click on the pins on the map to discover more about each barn quilt.
*Please note that some barn quilts registered on the Far North Quilt Trail are NOT accessible to the public. A select few are located at private residences, please enjoy images and information about these paintings online.
Far North Quilt Trail - Anchorage
Far North Quilt Trail - Ketchikan
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