About the Barn Quilt Trail

The High Peaks Barn Quilt Trail

Maine High Peaks Barn Quilt Trail is a network of 25 barn quilts located in Strong, Avon, Phillips, Madrid, Rangeley, Eustis, Kingfield, and New Vineyard. The quilt murals were curated by artist Saskia Reinholt and painted by over 600 children in North Franklin County under the guidance of teaching artists Saskia Reinholt and Natasha Bogar. Participating schools included the Stratton School, Phillips Elementary School, Kingfield Elementary School, Strong Elementary School, and Mount Abrams Regional High School. Rangeley Friends of the Arts after-school program and the New Vineyard Public Library participated by hosting community painting workshops. Students learned about the history of barn paintings, quilting, color theory, geometric design, cooperative painting, and were engaged in cultural discussions. The community barn quilt trail was made possible through grants and support from the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, The Betterment Fund, Sugarloaf Charitable Trust, Skowhegan Charitable Foundation, Franklin County TIF, Jordan Lumber, and local volunteers.

The Maine High Peaks Barn Quilt Trail is a community-made public art trail that enhances the Maine High Peaks Arts and Heritage Loop, celebrates rural traditions, encourages tourists to move through a rural landscape, and links into the national American Barn Quilt Trail. This collaborative community project was organized by the High Peaks Creative Council with the goal of furthering the visibility and reputation of the Maine High Peaks Region as an arts, cultural, and recreational destination.

Create your own barn quilt

Get involved!

Join the growing barn quilt trail by making your own or by hiring a local artist. Request to register your barn quilt with www.highpeaksmaine.org to be listed on our growing map by emailing saskia@highpeaksmaine.org.

What you need to get started on your own barn quilt...
  • MDO Plywood
  • Exterior oil-based primer
  • Your choice of exterior paints and finishes (Chroma Mural Paint with a varnish-like Frog Juice, oil-based sign paints, or exterior latex paint with UV protection).
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ruler, straight edge, T-square, Triangle, etc.
  • Pencils
  • Graph Paper
  1. Choose your design
  2. Common sizes are 8’ x 8’, 6’ x 6’, 4’ x 4’
  3. Cut your plywood to size, fill edges with wood putty, and sand edges
  4. Prime the panel with an exterior oil-based primer
  5. Draft your design on the panel
  6. Apply tape lines to create clean lines around geometric shapes of color
  7. Paint in your design. Apply at least two coats
  8. Apply varnish or top coat with UV protection
Barn Quilt Locations

High Peaks Maine Barn Quilt Trail – Locations, Download as PDF

Phillips Historical Society8 Pleasant Street  Phillips, MaineAntique Applique Leaves
Masterman Blueberry Farm16 Masterman Drive  Avon, MaineBlueberry Pie
The White Elephant General Store26 South Main Street  Strong, MaineBullseye
Jordan Lumber354 Main Street  Kingfield, MaineCarpenter’s Star
Silver BarnRoute 4 & Haley Street  Phillips, MaineCompass Rose
Historic Daffodil Farm.56 Main Street  Kingfield, MaineDaffodil Farm Star
Dark Star Fabrics30 Main Street  Phillips, MaineDark Star
Pratt Farm968 South Strong Road  Strong, MaineDouble Wedding Ring
Toothaker Farm18 Main Street  Phillips, MaineFairy Flower
Phillips Area Community Center15 Depot Street  Phillips, MaineFeathered Star
Maine Forestry Museum221 Stratton Road  Rangeley, MaineMaple Leaf
Rangeley History Museum2472 Main Street  Rangeley, MaineMariner’s Compass
Post & Beam Barn23 Salem Road  Kingfield, MaineMariner’s Compass
Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater2493 Main Street  Rangeley, MaineMoon Over the Mountain
Dunham Barn40 Lexington Road  Kingfield, MaineMountain Star
Bigelow Fields Farm624 Kennebago Road  Eustis, MainePatriotic Fan
Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater127 Salem Road  Kingfield, MainePines and Lupines
Madrid Historical Society1 Schoolhouse Road  Madrid, MaineReeds Mill Church
Gravelle Farm96 Lambert Hill Road  Strong, MaineRolling Star
Northlands152 Main Street  Stratton, MaineSnail’s Trail
Kennedy Farm127 Salem Road  Kingfield, MaineSnowflake Star
Wattles Barn25 Taylor Hill Road  New Vineyard, MaineStars and Stripes
Sunrise View Farm2963 Main Street  Rangeley, MaineSunburst
Spillover B&B1mile from Spillover Motel at 8258 Carrabassett Rd in downtown Stratton, MaineTwinkling Star
Phillips Public Library96 Main Street  Phillips, MaineTwisting Star

24 Barn Quilts across an 82-Mile scenic driving Loop

A community process...

The Barn Quilt project brought professional teaching artists, Saskia Reinholt and Natasha Bogar, to lead workshops in five schools and two community organizations including: four MSAD#58 schools, the Stratton School, New Vineyard Library, and Rangeley Friends of the Arts CASA after school program.

The High Peaks Barn Quilt Trail is part of the American Barn Quilt Trail. Painted quilt blocks, displayed on barns, are now in 48 states. Over 7,000 paintings of quilt designs are part of organized trails in the United States.

Learn about the American Barn Quilt Trail network at barnquiltinfo.com

Explore them all!