The New Milford Barn Quilt Trail consists of 19 colorful quilt patterns hand-painted on large weather-resistant blocks and hung on antique and vintage barns and historical buildings around our town. It honors our rich agricultural history, the exciting resurgence of family farms in New Milford today and the American tradition of quilt-making. It is the first barn quilt trail established in Connecticut.
Already, over 40 U.S. states, including New Hampshire and New York, boast quilt trails in a rapidly expanding movement that began in Ohio in 2001. Get in your car or jump on your bike and use any mobile device to access this site as you visit these barn quilt block sites.
TRAIL MAP BARN QUILT LOCATIONS
1. Larson’s Sweet Corn – Larson Barn, 386 Danbury Road
2. Century of Growth – Sunny Valley Preserve, 8 Sunny Valley Lane
3. Blue Oars – GMS Rowing Center, 172 Grove Street
4. Tobacco Fields – Couillard Barn, 13 Dorwin Hill Road
5. Grandfather Hipp’s Cow – Centerbrook Farm, 150 Chestnutland Road
6. Red, White & Blue – 155 Chestnutland Road
7. Cows and Baskets – Harris Hill Farm, 122 Ridge Road
8. Five Leaves – Bright Green Farm, 173 Ridge Road
9. Mayor’s Garden – Old Tobacco Barn, behind Town Hall, 10 Main Street
10. Twin Horses – Geron Nursing Carriage Barn, 42 Main Street
11. Ferris Family Quilt – New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue
12. Maple Leaf – Sullivan Farm, 140 Park Lane Road
13. North Star – Lillis Farm, 241 Litchfield Road
14. Maple Leaves – Smyrski Farm, 227 Merryall Road
15. Our Mission! – Hunt Hill Farm, The Silo, 44 Upland Road
16. Forage Grass – Hunt Hill Farm Preserve, 60 Upland Road
17. Celtic Harvest – Finnegan’s Farm West Barn, 55 Upland Road
18. Tree of Life – Hacienda Polska, 93 Upland Road
19. Holstein Cow – Wieting Farm, 19 Wheaton Road
Please use caution as you drive, bike or walk along the country roads of the barn quilt trail. Remember that the quilt blocks are displayed on what is often private property and can be viewed only from public roadsides. Responsibility for any accidents while observing the quilt blocks rests entirely with the viewer.