TRAVEL THE TRAIL
Carroll County (Bowdon, Carrollton, Mt. Zion, Roopville, Temple, Whitesburg)
For more information about the quilt trail in Bowdon, please contact Judy Rowell 770.258.3976 or 770.328.3464 (cell) Judy45R@aol.com
For Roopville, contact Joan Huff 770.854.6874 or 256.309.8481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to explore the quilt designs of Bowdon more closely.
THE STAR SQTBO1
139 A City Hall Ave., Bowdon, GA
Bowdon joined the Southern Quilt Trail when the pattern The Star was sponsored by Bowdon Area Historical Society, Dr. Matt McCord, Messer Hardware, Bowdon High School Ag Ed Department and the City of Bowdon and hung in Bowdon Station (God's Gym) in September of 2009.
102 West College St., Bowdon, GA
Crossroads pattern dates back to the early 1800’s and is thought by some researchers to have been one of the Underground Railroad Quilt Map patterns. Crossroads sponsored by Bowdon Area Historical Society, Messer Hardware, SunTrust Bank and the City of Bowdon. It hangs on the SunTrust Bank Building
DOUBLE WEDDING RING SQTBO3
136 City Hall Ave., Bowdon, GA
This pattern first gained its popularity about the time of the Civil War, but did not reach all corners of the quilting community until the early decades of the 20th Century. Symbolic of friendships, love, marriage, eternal fidelity. Double Wedding Ring painted and sponsored by Mayor Jim Watts and the City of Bowdon. It hangs on CityHall Building.
SPRING FLOWERS SQTBO4
W.C. Roop alley, Bowdon, GA
The building behind which Spring Flowers is hung is part of the historic downtown business district destroyed by fire in 1859 and a tornado in 1934. It was a grocery store in the 20th century, later an Economy Auto and today is an antique emporium. Spring Flowers is sponsored by The Sprig and DigGarden Club. The quilt will be mounted on the rear of the historic downtown buildings facing our recently developed Heritage Park.
MY DAISY SQTRO1
(Address and GPS coordinates coming soon)
This quilt pattern was designed by Mrs. Donna McCulloch of Kalmath Fall, Oregon. Even though "My Daisy" isn't from a local artist, it was chosen for the beauty of the daily flower, which is so plentiful in the Roopville area. The pattern hangs on one of only two orignal buildings remaining from Roopville's beginning in 1885. Sponsored by Roopville Archives & Historical Society, and Nancy & Judson Bell.
FIFTH GRADE PROJECT
165 S. Old Hwy. 27, Roopville, GA
(GPS coordinates coming soon)
Fulfilling requirements for a grant written by Bill Swindal,
sponsored thru the Grassroots Art Program proved to be quite a learning experience for the 5th graders at Roopville Elementary School. The purpose of the project was to research and create a permanent display of the historical landmarks and other interesting aspects of Roopville. Following a tour of Roopville, the students were divided into groups of three and work began. A beautiful quilt-like design was completed in time to be unveiled at the 2010 5th Grade Graduation. The completed project has been placed on the south side of the Roopville Archives Building for all to enjoy. Click here to read the student names of those who designed and created this quilt.
ROSE OF SHARON SQTBO5
115 Wedowee Street - Bowdon, GA 30108
N 33°32.251 W 085°15.880
Rose of Sharon is one of the most popular nineteenth century quilt appliqué patterns. The pattern might have been used for a wedding with its symbolism of love and marriage. A quilt by this pattern was considered
a “best quilt” to be used for special occasions or on a bed that would received
Buford Johnson added a section of stores to complete the southeast block of the Bowdon business section in 1961. Rose of Sharon is sponsored by the Bowdon Home Demonstration Club founded prior to 1933, with special thanks to the City of Bowdon. The pattern was painted by club members Louise Meigs and Elana Gunter along with her daughters, Sasha and Maria.