The Kelseyville Pear Festival committee has launched the Lake County Quilt Trail – the very first to arrive in the Golden state. This project joins California to over 24 other states, all celebrating classic American folk art within a rural agricultural community. Quilt Trails started in 2001 in Ohio. Donna Sue Groves honored her mother, Nina Maxine Groves, herself a prolific quilter, by constructing a wooden quilt block and hanging it on their barn. The Lake County Quilt Trail also pre-builds 8-foot wooden squares with local artists hand-painting quilt patches with names such a ‘Lady of the Lake’, Blazing Star’ and ‘County Fair.’ The first barn features the pattern ‘Square on Square’ in bright red, white, and blue, while rustic animals graze below. The National Quilt Trail continues to rapidly expand across the United States. Now, Lake County completes the coast to coast clothesline of quilts. Self-guided driving maps will become available with a total of 12 locations in time for the 18th annual Pear Festival on September 25, 2010.
For more information, visit www.kelseyvillepearfestival.com