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Fall bus ride tour of Clare County’s quilt blocks


Benchley's Amish Furniture

Benchley’s Amish Furniture

The Quilt Block Trail of Clare County, brainchild of the Clare County Arts Council’s Quilt Block Trail committee has 37 Quilt Blocks sprinkled around the countryside of Clare County on barns, libraries, museums, businesses, government buildings, homes and in Harrison, Farwell and Clare.

A grant from the Clare County Community Foundation has made it possible to offer Quilt Blocks to the 16 townships in the county.
Thirteen have accepted and are at present designing their quilt blocks with the help of the Quilt Block Committee.

Farwell MuseumThe following townships are designing quilt blocks for their townships: Gafield, Redding, Surrey, Freeman, Hayes, Arthur, Grant, Winterfield, Summerfield, Hamilton, Lincoln, Sheridan and Franklin

This will bring the total to 50.

Anyone can have a quilt block.

It could be from your own quilt or a design of your own.

The goal is to promote economic development, bring attention to the unique architecture and history of barns and other significant historical sites and buildings in Clare County and to promote quilting as an artistic expression.

ShivleyThe first annual Quilt Trail Festival in downtown Clare in May was a huge success.

It included a bus ride to see the quilt trail.

Another Quilt Trail ride is planned for 1-4 p.m. on October 13th to enjoy the fall colors.

It will include a bathroom stop at Benchley’s Amish Furniture Store.

The cost is $10.

There is a limit of 28 seats on the bus.

Tickets may be purchased at the Doherty Hotel or by contacting Vicky at: 289-8235 or vgunden@hotmail.com.



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