11 Quilt Barn Trails to Explore
Sac County, Iowa
Since 2005, Sac County has created 55 quilts on barns or corncribs more than 50 years old. The county, about 75 miles east of Sioux City, also has 19 "community quilts" outside public places and seven "house quilts" at Sac County homes. Local quilters chose the patterns, while volunteers painted the designs.
A quilt trail weaves through almost every town in the county, with barn quilts every 5 to 10 miles. The picturesque Double Aster square (left) is at the Prairie Pedlar, a 7-acre garden business near Odebolt. The Sac County website features GPS coordinates for each quilt barn in the area, plus a list of websites for other Iowa counties' barn quilt tours.