Black Belt Quilt Trail

HISTORY

Since 2012, community meetings have been held across the Black Belt Region by Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) to discuss the creation of the Black Belt Quilt Trail – Alabama’s first quilt trail. The Black Belt Quilt Trail was designed to highlight this singular region of our state, explore the history and technique of the quilting art form in the Black Belt, and boost downtown revenues and tourism ...(Click to read full History)

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SUMTER COUNTY

QUILT BLOCKS UNVEILED IN SUMTER COUNTY FOR THE BLACK BELT QUILT TRAIL

Sumter County unveiled the first four quilt blocks completed for the Black Belt Quilt Trail on Thursday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. The first four quilt blocks in Sumter County are located in Livingston and Cuba. Three quilt blocks are on the University of West Alabama’s campus at the Black Belt Museum, the Black Belt Garden, and the Black Belt Prairie.

Group shot

3 quilts together

The other quilt block is at Linda and Charlie Munoz’s home in Cuba. All quilt blocks will be available for public viewing by the end of January.

linda finished quilt


To see more photographs from the unveiling, click here.

MORE INFORMATION

BBTCAC is continuing to seek volunteers and partners to assist with the trail development, including but not limited to: quilters, artists, historians, community non-profits, area arts organizations, local businesses and community leaders, and community members interested in helping promote local tourism. If you would like to be a part of the Black Belt Quilt Trail or would like more information contact Kristin Law, Art Programs & Marketing Director at BBTCAC at kristin@blackbelttreasures.com, or 334-682-9878.

CLICK HERE to learn more about joining the Black Belt Quilt Trail.