Scenic drives through the countryside provide a perfect family friendly activity. Add a scavenger hunt component and the entertainment value triples. Louisiana's first quilt trail offers more than just a beautiful ride. It gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the region and appreciate why our natives love to live here.
The LA Quilt Trail was features over 100 registered participants. Six individual trails lead you to Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish, Kentwood/Greensburg, Hammond/Amite, Washington or St. Tammany Parishes. Large, wooden quilt squares are placed on businesses, homes, barns, fences, or are free-standing along the route. Each square is symbolic in nature and a hidden puzzle of sorts, as logos are not permitted within the design.
One example is Ms. Francis Chauvin. She's known locally as the "pie lady". Her square is representative of her family and is of course shaped as a pie. Each slice represents a family member. The missing slice is in honor of her late husband.
Log on to: louisianaquilttrail.com to choose a trail to follow.