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High Peaks Loop
Maine High Peaks Arts & Heritage Loop
Barn Quilt Trail
Make your mark on the barn quilt trail!
Get involved! Join the growing barn quilt trail by making your own or by hiring a local artist. Register your barn quilt with
to be listed on our growing map.
What you need to get started on your own barn quilt...
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).
Ruler, straight edge, T-square, Triangle, etc.
Choose your design
Common sizes are 8’ x 8’, 6’ x 6’, 4’ x 4’
Cut your plywood to size, fill edges with wood putty, and sand edges
Prime the panel with an exterior oil-based primer
Draft your design on the panel
Apply tape lines to create clean lines around geometric shapes of color
Paint in your design. Apply at least two coats
Apply varnish or top coat with UV protection
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