Barn Quilts of Dawson County, Nebraska
In celebration of our agricultural and quilting heritage, over 100 brightly painted barn quilt blocks are on display throughout Dawson County. Enjoy a scenic drive through our communities, located off of I-80 and Highway 30 in central Nebraska.
The barn quilt movement began on Ohio farms in the early 2000's as Donna Sue Groves painted the first block to celebrate her mother, Maxine. Since that time, barn quilts have become the fastest growing grassroots art movement across the US and Canada. Enjoy reading about how barn quilts on our trail share inspirational stories about an individual's interests, their family heritage, or represent a significance to a business or particular location.
As you follow the trail, we invite you to delight in small town shopping, savor the flavors of local dining, and perhaps visit a museum or two along the way.
Outdoor Art in Dawson County, Nebraska
Our outdoor art has expanded to include the 50 States Barn Quilt, Cozad Creates Icons, Rhakenna's Wings, and the Sculpture Garden at Wilson Public library projects. You'll enjoy art throughout town as you celebrate Cozad's art spirit.
Thank you for your support of the Cozad Chamber of Commerce, Cozad Tourism, and the Dawson County area!
Help us expand our trail! Upload your barn quilts to our site.
Want to upload your barn quilt to our trail? You can either download a form HERE to print and bring to the Cozad Chamber of Commerce, or you can complete the online form below. To be listed on our trail, we request that barn quilts are visible from a public street or roadway within Dawson County, Nebraska.