Birdsong Lodge3204 Highway 91, Shady Valley 37688
This unique modern pattern was created and painted by an artist in Nashville.
Pattern: Bird Song
Brown Farm2107 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City 37683
This property was acquired by the Brown Family in the 1890s and is still owned by the 5th generation. You can see the old springhouse, smokehouse, granary, chicken coop and woodshed built in the early 1900s. The quilt block is on the tobacco barn, built in that time period as well. The quilt pattern is from a quilt made by Mrs. Maggie Brown for her great grand-daughter; Mrs Brown was 95-years old when the quilt block was painted by a family member.
Pattern: Tulip Block
Artist: Snyder Family
Butler Museum123 Selma Curtis Rd, Butler 37640
The historic town of Butler is the only known town to have been flooded by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Butler Museum commemorates the memory of the town:
Pattern: Mariner's Compass
Green Gables Farm1833 Dug Hill Road, Mountain City 37683
Blaine and Anita Smith acquired this homesteader farm and now keep goats and chickens enjoy Mountain City life. The farm was home to the Minks Family, and a small family cemetery reveals some of the names of people who lived there. One quilt blocks is inspired from a quilt from Anita’s family, and one is of her own design.
Artist: Anita Smith
Kiley (Tomlin) Barn1566 Hwy 91 Shady Valley 37688
This is the oldest barn in Shady Valley, having weathered 150 years. The restored working barn features hand-hewn feeder troughs and dovetail construction. The quilt square was painted by local artist Rick Bellamy. Kiley Farm sells naturally-grown produce seasonally direct from the farm and at local farmers markets.
Pattern: Tennessee Tulip
Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping LLC1167 Dry Hill Road, Mountain City 37683
Mountain View Nursery and Landscaping has a greenhouse open to the public full of locally grown plants that are hardy and adapted to our mountain climate. See for details:
Pa & Granny May (Younce) Barn9685 Hwy 421 South, Mountain City 37683
The May Farm was purchased from Ross Grayson about 1941 by Boone and Grace May. The barn was built about 1948 by Boone, his son, Ray, and a neighbor, Bob Reece. Boone and Grace’s daughter, Audrey May Younce, and her husband Lowell are the current owners, having acquired it in 1993. On the barn, the quilt square depicts the LeMoyne Star, copied from a quilt made by Grace May and proudly owned by Audrey. Grace made clothes for her children, and from the scraps she crafted her quilts. Audrey recalls her mother having quilting frames, and her Grandmother Eggers and neighbor ladies helping her quilt.
Pattern: Lemoyne Star
Shoun Barn250 J. Shoun Rd. (Hwy 67S), Mountain City 37683
Pattern: Double Wedding Ring
Tributary Restaurant118 West Main Street, Mountain City 37683
Tributary Restaurant and Catering is open for lunch and dinner in lovely downtown Mountain City. The whimsical quilt square was painted by local artist Teri Angel and sits right above the restaurant awning.
Artist: Painted by Teri Angel
Wagner Worley Farm1237 Roan Creek Rd, Mountain City 37683
The Wagner Worley Farm numbers among those rare Century Farms founded before Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. The farm was established on a land grant in 1790 near an area later to be known as Shoun’s Crossroads by Col. David Wagner. As required of all Century Farms, this farm has been continuously owned and farmed by the same family for at least 100 years. In this case, it is a Century Farm twice over since it was established six years before Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. The quilt is mounted on a tobacco barn which was rebuilt in the 1980s after a tornado or straight line winds swept through the valley and flattened the original one. To the right of the barn stands a log barn believed to be one of the oldest in the count
The Quilt Trail square mounted on the Wagner Worley Farm barn is patterned after an heirloom quilt that has been passed down through the Wagner family. According to the quilt appraiser, the original quilt was made between 1895-1915. Some of the fabrics used in the quilt may have come from the clothing worn by the women of the house since blue and gray fabrics, as well as clarets, were popular from 1880 to 1890s. Ladies of the time kept a “deep scrap bag” to be used for quilting and clothing repair; therefore, many of the fabrics could be older than the quilt.
Pattern: Corner Star