Craft Your Journey Block by Block

Welcome to The Perry County Barn Quilt Trail, a self-guided driving tour of some of Missouri’s most spectacular traditional and original barn quilt patterns. Featuring more than 60 oversized quilt designs from local artists, you’ll find the artwork – visible from the public roadways – displayed on participating barns throughout Perry and northern Cape Girardeau County. This customizable tour blends Missouri’s agricultural landscapes and scenic countryside with iconic Midwest barns and stunning quilt designs that honor this cherished American pastime. Experience the rich history for yourself and see how the artwork is woven into the fabric of the community!

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How to Participate the Barn Quilt Trail

The self-guided Quilt Trail is available year-round and is completely customizable. Visitors can begin or end their journey at any point along the Trail – all you need is a Trail map to guide you! Stop by the Perry County Heritage Tourism center for a printed trail guide and brochure, or download the digital version (below) to plan your visit. In addition to driving directions, you’ll discover the story behind each design and the artists who made them.

Please note: Portions of the Trail may take you down rural country roads. Not all routes will be hard-surfaced.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to sign up for the tour?
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No, the tour is self-directed and open to visitors year round!

Q. Is it ADA accessible?
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Yes. The tour takes place from your personal vehicle, and you do not need to get out of the car to view the quilts. Some roads may be bumpier than others and are not hard-surfaced, so please plan accordingly.

Q. Does it cost to visit the Trail?
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No, the Quilt Trail is free to all participants.

Q. Where can I pick up a map?
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You can download a digital version or come visit us at the Perry County Heritage Tourism center for a free map and brochure:

  • 508 N. Main Street 
  • Perryville, MO 63775
Q. Are you accepting new participants to the Quilt Trail?
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We are! If you live in the area and are interested in joining the Quilt Trail, we ask the following:

  • Quilt be 4ft x 4ft or larger
  • Able to view from a public roadway

Please contact Perry County Heritage Tourism for more information.

Q. Where can I get more information?
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For any media inquiries or questions regarding the Quilt Trail please call (573-517-2069) or email Trish Erzfeld, the director of Perry County Heritage Tourism.