Yancey Quilt Trail
In Yancey and neighboring Mitchell County, there are more than 200 quilt squares featured on 7 different local driving trails. It’s the perfect daytrip if you’re looking to “loafer” in the mountains, and visit small communities.
Follow any road through Yancey County and you’ll soon see a bright, vivid, colorful quilt block on the side of an old barn. Drive through Burnsville and you’ll spot them on businesses and public buildings. They’re all part of the Quilt Trail, which covers 6 counties across Western North Carolina.
The Sundial on the Times-Journal Newspaper building on North Main Street is one of the most popular quilt blocks on the trail. It’s designed by Bob Hampton and Martin Webster, and it is the only quilt block sundial in the world.
Many of the quilt blocks have distinct themes associated with their locations. The one pictured here on Heritage Lumber is a circular saw blade.