Craig County barn quilts: More than meets the eye

Travelers can drive the barn quilt trail.

CRAIG COUNTY, Va. – The Craig County Countryside is so beautiful, it doesn't need improvement.

Yet if you know where to look, you can find a splash of color, a bit of design.  Something familiar and rare all at once.

Barn quilts.

There are more than more than 100 spread across the county's countryside and beyond.

And every one of them has been painted by the same woman.

Martha Dillard demonstrates how she creates the pattern on sheets of aluminum designed to be used for commercial signs.  

After choosing a design, Dillard carefully tapes along the lines, so her pattern will be perfect and crisp. Dillard is the driving force behind Craig County's quilt movement.


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