Kansas Quilt Trail Part.3 –ThursdayDoors

When I told a fellow quilt admirer about the Kansas Quilt Trail, they thought it was a fabric store hop. No, I informed them. It’s a trail of painted wooden quilt blocks that are hung on barns, homes, businesses or fences along highways and streets in Kansas. The map is given online–but it’s just a general guideline to finding them. You may drive past a few undetected, trust me.

Just so you know, the portion we drove past and photographed is just a small portion. I have quite a few in my stash I’m happy to say, so please understand I’ll be sharing these for awhile on the Thursday Doors posts–along with the doors discovered along the way, respectively.

Downtown Alma, you won our hearts with your Heart-of-America feel.

These curtains were pretty whimsical and I didn’t notice until we were parked. Made me chuckle and of course they Had to be inserted this week. Thanks Alma for the smiles.

We loved happening onto this set of historical buildings. Other than the signage, I didn’t find any extra information on them. But I dearly love the oval window in the millinery shop! Not sure how original it is to the building but it fits perfectly in my opinion.

Block discovery.
Block discovery.

I wonder if they trade out blocks for holidays? This one is clearly in place for the July 4th weekend. Garage door included here. Looks like someone spends time grilling under that shade tree. Does a grill door count?

Bungalow with storm door
Bungalow with storm door

Clearly the caution tape is to prevent trespassing. I’d like to think they just got a new driveway entrance poured; but needless to say I didn’t plan on inquiring.

I hope you’ll come back next week for more quilt blocks and Thursday Doors. Also, please take time to visit our leader, Norm 2.0 for many more wonderful doors from all over!



  1. Loved this post, Katy. It really took me into another world. We can’t travel everywhere and blogging is about as it’s going to get for me atm although I am plotting. I loved the concept of quilting and have great admiration for people who really do it seriously. I made a quilt for each of my kids when they were born and was probably lucky we didn’t have a third because my quilting ran out of steam and my fabric has ended up in the roof. That said, my husband bought me a new sewing machine for Mothers’ Day and that could revive my interest. I wouldn’t need to spend a cent. With all my good intentions, I have quite a stash.
    I loved those curtains in downtown Alma. They have quite a mystique and I could imagine someone peeking out from behind them, even a ghost.
    It was also interesting to see quilting transferred to wooden blocks. Such a great idea.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

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    • Thank you so much! I’m in your boat in seeing the world across the pond. Lol thank heavens for blogging 😊 I thoroughly enjoy your posts as well. The wood-pieced blocks are all the rage on Etsy these days. I don’t have a carpenters bone in my body so will stick to the fabric lol

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