Quilt Trail

Something new is just now happening in the Julian area, the Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail. A quilt trail is a driving route through rural areas along which property owners have decorated their businesses, barns, outbuildings or residences with painted wooden quilt squares viewable from the road. Each colorful pattern is selected or designed by the property owner, often revealing historical connections to the land, family or business.

Boots

This private ranch’s iconic green barn is well known by travelers on SR 78.  The boots reflect the owners’ love of ranch life and a favorite quilt made by their granddaughter. Painted by the Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail Committee. size – 8′ x 8′

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Buffalo Star

Our family celebrates the preservation & amazing history of the American Bison, selling top quality breeding stock & 100% grass fed Bison meat. We are also Southern California’s first and largest commercial hop farm.

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Indian Rug

Located on the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation, this native design from a rug the family owns honors the Ponchetti heritage. Painted by the Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail Committee. size – 8′ x 8′

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Wynola Apples

After the Gold Rush in Julian ended, some families stayed on and planted apple orchards finding they thrived in colder, higher elevations.  Today, Julian is famous for its apples and harvest festivals.  Some of the original trees still survive today.Painted by Patricia McConnell. size – 4′ x 4′ Wynola Pizza 4355 Highway 78 Santa Ysabel, … Continue reading Wynola Apples

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Anvil & Windmill

Traditional quilt patterns honor the Bryan Family’s 35 year horseshoeing supply in Lakeside, and 60 year farrier businesses, and Victoria’s family ties to the Santa Ysabel property once known as “The Windmill.” size – 4′ x 4′   Wayne & Victoria Bryan 3802 Wynola Rd Julian, CA

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Rooster

This is one of Tracy’s favorite blocks and reflects her love of ranch life and raising chickens on her property.  This was also our first quilt block and Tracy assisted us with fine-tuning our application procedures. size – 4′ x 4′ painted by Tracy Turner, Owner Wynola Junction Antiques and Collectibles 4326 Highway 78 Julian, … Continue reading Rooster

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Apple Core

Apple Core

David Lewis & Family, owner. This block represents a quilt made by David’s grandmother in 1968 that is still in use today. The orchard behind the stand was planted in 1895. David is a 4th generation Julian resident and is Julian’s local historian.  painted by the owner. size – 4′ x 4′ Other blocks at … Continue reading Apple Core

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Honeybees on the Farm

Stacy’s family is in the agriculture business and Stacy has been beekeeping all of her life. She started farming for the stand in 2012. Psalms: 119:103 “How sweet are thy words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth.” painted by the proprietor. size – 4′ x 4′ Other blocks at same location:  Apple … Continue reading Honeybees on the Farm

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New England Star Variation

Yellow represents God’s light at the center of our lives.  The cross reminds us of Jesus who lived and died for our sake.  Blue represents baptism.  Reds represent the power of the Holy Spirit and that we are sent to the world to love and serve our neighbors. size – 4′ x 4′ Julian Community … Continue reading New England Star Variation

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KickAss Quilting/Donkey Love

This private residence chose this block because this is the home of 3 donkeys and “KickAss Quilting.” It was also chosen to honor donkeys worldwide that work to lighten mankind’s load. painted by the owner. size – 4′ x 4′ Other blocks at same location: Chicken Feet, Pinwheel Star 1477 Farmer Rd Julian, CA

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Pinwheel Star

Pinwheels and Stars are this quilter’s favorite quilt block elements.  She incorporates them into many of the quilts she designs. painted by the owner. size – 4′ x 4′ Other blocks at same location: KickAss Quilting/Donkey Love, Chicken Feet 1477 Farmer Rd Julian, CA

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Chicken Feet

Leave it to a quilter to have 3 blocks!  This whimsical block appropriately graces the chicken coop (which is really more of a chicken condo.) painted by the owner. size – 4′ x 4′ Other blocks at same location: KickAss Quilting/Donkey Love, Pinwheel Star 1477 Farmer Rd Julian, CA

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Friendship Star

These colors were chosen to honor both her U.S. citizenship and her late husband with his silhouette in the center of the block.     Seen from Highway 67 at Willow Rd.

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