Ashe County Arts Council's Top Five:
1. Delectable Mountains
This was one of the first barn quilts in Ashe County and was painted by the Ashe County High School art classes. The barn quilt project showcases community and school involvement with the arts.
2. Pine Tree
The barn owners chose the pine tree pattern to represent the Christmas tree industry in Ashe County. This is a working barn and is home to horses, cows and donkeys. Make sure you look for the baby donkey in the pasture!
3. Crown Variation
This barn quilt is on a working Christmas tree farm. In the spring you can see new trees being planted; in the summer, tree trimming; and in the fall, harvesting.
4. North Carolina Star
This barn quilt was painted by two ladies who were inspired by the barn quilt project. Many more have been added to the neighborhood.
5. Flint and Whetstone
This barn quilt brings visitors to downtown West Jefferson and the farmer’s market. The barn and open sheds in the farmer’s market are alive with vendors and buyers from April to December.