They Come for the Barnscapes, They Stay for the Wonder, Wine, and Whimsy of Living in Our Time and Place.
Organizers of barn quilt trails are curating the experience of real life in Ontario. This is the real thing. Barn Quilt Trails set the stage for serendipity and magical discovery. If you can detain the tourist for three hours, they will seek out amenities. A few hours longer and they will have to find accommodation.
Barn quilts celebrate the visual landscape and the history that brought people to this place. Set the local stage for three elements: the barn quilts; the communities that created them; and the business community. Engage visitors in the local culture.
In video below, Denise and Mary encourage businesses to use barn quilt trails to their advantage. Jesper Andersen talks about being the first business to install a barn quilt on his backroad lavender farm in West Elgin: