Swedish Barn Quilt Trail

What is a Barn Quilt?

Barn quilts are quilt block patterns that are color fully painted on 2, 4, or 8-foot  marine grade wood squares. They are designed to last 6 to 10 years, by using  several coats of paint and clear coat protection. Quilt squares are meant to hang on the exterior of a barn, but you can customize any space with a “barn quilt”. Barn quilts personalize and show pride in a farmstead, or other space. Years ago, farmsteads often became known by the quilt pattern boldly affixed to their barn. Even though barn quilts started to appear more than a hundred years ago, the first barn quilt trails in America were created in 2001, in Ohio. Since then, barn quilt trails have spread to 29 states.

Where is the Swedish Barn Quilt Trail?

Five large 8-foot barn quilt squares have been installed in or near each of the five cities along the Highway 8 corridor in southern Chisago County, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls. More than 45 4-foot quilt squares (or smaller) have also been painted by local artists and are on display throughout the business corridor and along some country roads in the Chisago Lakes area. The first, and smallest (1 X 1 ft.) quilt square can be found at Sven’s in Chisago City, and the trail ends on Wild Mountain Road, north of Taylors Falls.

quilt-brochure-2017

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Sponsor – Artist List

Brochures available at Chisago Lakes Chamber office in Lindstrom, MN.

Also available is an article about the Swedish Barn Quilt Trail.

If you would like to open the map in it’s own tab, click the little square in the upper right corner of the map. Or click here for a printable map.

Photos & information on each quilt square is located below the map.

Click each photo to see quilt location and artist information!

Quilt 1 “Precious Pinwheel”

Quilt 1 “Precious Pinwheel”
Quilt 2 "Window Pane Stars"

Quilt 2 "Window Pane Stars"
Quilt 3 "Northern Star"

Quilt 3 "Northern Star"
Quilt 4 "Scandinavian Star"

Quilt 4 "Scandinavian Star"
Quilt 5 "Morning Star with Tulips"

Quilt 5 "Morning Star with Tulips"
Quilt 6 "Summer Galaxy"

Quilt 6 "Summer Galaxy"
Quilt 7

Quilt 7 "Soderlund's Wood Mill"
Quilt 7 "Garden of Friends"

Quilt 8 "Garden of Friends"
Skol Quilt 9

Quilt 9 "Skol"
Quilt 10 May Flower Basket

Quilt 10 "May Flower Basket"
Quilt 11 Spirit of Ojiketa

Quilt 11 "Spirit of Ojiketa"
Quilt 11A Four Seasons

Quilt 11A "Four Seasons"
Quilt 12 "Bluebird Nest Egg"

Quilt 12 "Bluebird Nest Egg"
Quilt 13 "Mariner's Compass"

Quilt 13 "Mariner's Compass"
Quilt 14 "Whirling Waters"

Quilt 14 "Whirling Waters"
Quilt 15 "Comfort Squared"

Quilt 15 "Comfort Squared"
Quilt 16 "Star of Life"

Quilt 16 "Star of Life"
Quilt 17 "Colors of Chisago"

Quilt 17 "Colors of Chisago"
Quilt 18

Quilt 18 "Lakes and Vines"
Quilt 19

Quilt 19 "Aqua Bella"
Quilt 20 "Morning Star" "

Quilt 20 "Morning Star"
Quilt 21 "Liberty"

Quilt 21 "Liberty"
Quilt 22 "Daniel's Star"

Quilt 22 "Daniel's Star"
Quilt 23 "Interdependence"

Quilt 23 "Interdependence"
Quilt 24 Bejeweled Star

Quilt 24 "Bejeweled Star"
Quilt 25 "Tulips in Town"

Quilt 25 "Tulips in Town"
Quilt 26 "Tulips in the Corner"

Quilt 26 "Tulips in the Corner"
Quilt 27 Gold Star

Quilt 27 "Gold Star"
Quilt 28 Gone Fishing

Quilt 28 "Gone Fishing"
Quilt 29 "Cross & Darts"

Quilt 29 "Cross & Darts"
Quilt 30 "Swing in the Center"

Quilt 30 "Swing in the Center"
Quilt 31

Quit 31 "Table for Four"
quilt 32

Quit 32 "Fantasia"
Quilt 33 "Swedish Summer Night"

Quilt 33 "Swedish Summer Night"


Quit 34 "Star of Bethlehem"
Quilt 35 Star Burst

Quilt 35 "Star Burst"
Quilt 36"Whirling Star"

Quilt 36 "Whirling Star"
Quilt 37 There's No Place Like Dome

Quilt 37 "There's No Place Like Dome"
Quilt 38 "Directions"

Quilt 38 "Directions"
Quilt 39 Coming Soon

Quilt 39 "Memory Wreath"
Quilt 40 Guidance Homes - The Ridges

Quilt 40 "Guidance Homes - The Ridges"
Quilt 41 "Swedish Rubics Cube"

Quilt 41 "Swedish Rubics Cube"
Quilt 42 Dr. Pete's Patchwork Pets

Quilt 42 "Dr. Pete's Patchwork Pets"
Quilt 43"Country Sun"

Quilt 43 "Country Sun"
Quilt 44 Heart's Desire

Quilt 44 "Heart's Desire"
Quilt 45

Quilt 45 "Small Town Charm"
Quilt 46 "Kaleidoscope Yellow Rose"

Quilt 46 "Kaleidoscope Yellow Rose"
Quilt 47 "Amerika Windmill"

Quilt 47 "Amerika Windmill"
Quilt 48 Minnesota Pride

Quilt 48 "Minnesota Pride"
Quilt 49

Quilt 49 "Loving America"
Quilt 50 "A Lion in Center"

Quilt 50 "A Lion in Center"
Quilt 50A "Swedish Charm"

Quilt 50A "Swedish Charm"
Quilt 51 "Card Trick"

Quilt 51 "Card Trick"
Quilt 52 Comfort Food width=

Quilt 52 "Comfort Food"
Quilt 53 Sherbet

Quilt 53 "Sherbet"
Quilt 53A xxxxxx

Quilt 53A "xxxxxx"
Quilt 54

Quilt 54 "Days & Nights at Al's"
Quilt 55 "Goblet Tapestry"

Quilt 55 "Goblet Tapestry"
Quilt 56 "Double Wedding Ring"

Quilt 56 "Double Wedding Ring"
Quilt 57 "Star Overlay"

Quilt 57 "Star Overlay"
Quilt 58 "Heavenly Star"

Quilt 58 "Heavenly Star"
Quilt 59 "Forget-Me-Not"

Quilt 59 "Forget-Me-Not"
Quilt 60 "Heavenly Star"

Quilt 60 "Square Dance"
Quilt 61 "Celebrate America"

Quilt 61 "Celebrate America"
Quilt 62 "Heritage Square"

Quilt 62 "Heritage Square"
Quilt 63

Quilt 63 "Winter Warmth"
Quilt 64 "Pinwheel"

Quilt 64 "Pinwheel"
Quilt 65 Booming Hearts

Quilt 65 "Blooming Hearts"
Quilt 66 WeatherVane

Quilt 66 "WeatherVane"
Quilt 67 Untitled (Vertical Lines)

Quilt 67 "Untitled (Vertical Lines)"
Quilt 68 "Kaleidoscope Star"

Quilt 68 "Kaleidoscope Star"
Quilt 69 Paddlewheel

Quilt 69 "Paddlewheel"
Quilt 70 "Crossed Canoes"

Quilt 70 "Crossed Canoes"
Quilt 71 Star of Hope

Quilt 71 "Star of Hope"
Quilt 72 "Ohio Star Variation"

Quilt 72 "Ohio Star Variation"
Quilt 73 "Morning Blend"

Quilt 73 "Morning Blend"
Quilt 74 "Falling Stars"

Quilt 74 "Falling Stars"
Quilt 75 Hunter's Star!

Quilt 75 "Hunter's Star"
Quilt 76 "Chisago  Star"

Quilt 76 "Chisago Star