It's been said that a bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars. Nowhere is that truer than in Overton County. Quilts have been an integral part of the community since the first settlers arrived here in the late 1700s. Whether the quilts were used to protect travelers from the elements, thrown on a bed for warmth, hung over windows and doors or used as a room divider, quilts were utilitarian in nature.
Today, quilts are typically made as a hobby rather than out of necessity. But their importance, whether nostalgic or otherwise, remains a treasured part of Overton County’s heritage. That heritage is now preserved in a unique way, as homes, businesses, and barns are adorned with hand-painted quilt blocks, creating the Overton County Quilt Trail.
Follow the colorful blocks that dot the county’s landscape to find your own distinctive treasures as you wind through historic byways and scenic back roads or add a quilt block to your own property.
However you choose to enjoy the Overton County Quilt Trail, it’s one trail you’re sure to want to travel!
Contact the Chamber for the Overton County Quilt Trail brochure and a complete list of quilt blocks in the county.
Get a Block!
If you’d like to embellish your home, barn, or business with a quilt block, contact Thelma Danner at 931.823.5475 or Paula Stover at 931.498.2551, or email
A large variety of sizes and price ranges are available to choose from.
Submit a Block!
If you know a home, barn, or business with a quilt block, contact the Chamber with the owner’s name and location by calling 931.823.6421 or emailing
Photo: Darren Oliver/OCN
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