Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Trail

About the Trail

Each barn has its own identity. The unique history, ongoing story and continuing cultural contribution is beautifully narrated by hand painted board tiles with traditional quilt borders.

The quilt tile boards highlight the narrative of the farm, its function and its people.

This visual depiction of the barn resulted from collaboration between the artist and the barn owners. Square tiles, some as large as 8 feet by 8 feet, are prominently displayed on each barn, giving a contemporary salute to our local history and our commemorative Canada 150 celebration.