Wood County 4-H invites you to visit the 22 blocks on our 4-H Quilt Square Trail!  Recently many of the blocks have been "refreshed" and a new block was added to celebrate 100 years of 
4-H in Wood County!

In August of 2011, Wood County 4-H was inspired by the work of 4-H friends in Greene County, Ohio who have created the first 4-H Quilt Square Trail in the Nation. Because of their encouragement and willingness to share their experiences with other 4-H organizations the Wood County 4-H Quilt Square Trail was born. The official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Wood County  4-H Quilt Square Trail was held at the opening ceremonies  of the Wood County Fair in August of 2013. 4-H clubs, selected patterns, constructed and painted 20 quilt square blocks that can be found on historical barns, buildings, and farms throughout the county. Numerous individuals and businesses sponsored blocks to help with the cost of supplies and the process of mounting the blocks at various locations.   In 2019 an additional block was added at the Extension Office to celebrate 100 years of Wood County 4-H.  Also in 2019-2020, numerous blocks on the trail have been "refreshed" and are ready for your enjoyment!

The idea of displaying painted quilt squares on barns to create a “trail” across Ohio’s Appalachian region was originally conceived by Donna Sue Groves of Adams County, Ohio. Donna wanted to honor her mother, noted quilter Nina Maxine Green Groves, and celebrate her Appalachian Heritage. The first trail located in Adams County, Ohio became a reality in 2011. Since that time, Quilt Square Trails have spread to numerous Ohio counties and other states in the nation. They attract quilters, barn enthusiasts, agrarians, artists, historians and other tourists. 

Click Here for the Informational Brochure and map (specific locations are also listed below)

4-H Quilt Square Trail Block Locations:

Bowling Green
OHIO STAR EASTERN STAR
Club Name: Tontogany-Four Leaf Clovers
Sponsor: The Black Swamp Quilt Guild
Location: Bowling Green City Park Needle Hall 520 Conneaut Ave. Bowling Green, Ohio

OHIO STAR MOSAIC
Club Name: Haskins Clover Crew Sponsor: Betty Wenig
Location: Chuck Bostdorff 18745 Brim Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio
In Memory of Quilter Shirlee Bostdorff

MAYOR’S GARDEN
Club Name: Black Swamp Outlaws
Sponsor: Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn
Location: Wood County Historical Society 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio

HOLE IN THE BARN DOOR SIGNATURE BLOCK  
Club Name: 4-H Quilters
Sponsor:  Ro-Jo Dairy Farm; The Robert Morlock Family
Location: Wood County Fairgrounds 13800 West Poe Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio
In Memory of Quilters Dena Henschen and Frieda Morlock-Lichtenwald

SUMMER’S DREAM
Club Name: Gold Medal
Sponsor: The Andersons Inc.
Location: Fred Speck  11511 Dowling Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio

PATIENCE CORNERS  
Club Name: Blue Ribbon Rangers
Sponsor: Blue Ribbon Rangers Location: Mike and Randi Aring 8648 Sugar Ridge Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio
In Memory of Bill Buchman and Mitch Aring 
 
EIGHT HANDS AROUND WOOD COUNTY 4-H 100th BIRTHDAY BLOCK
Club Name: Dowling Stitch, Stir, and Stock
Sponsor: Wood County Clover  Legacy Foundation
Location:  The Ohio State University Extension, Wood County 639 South Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio
    
Custar
OHIO STAR    
Club Name: Portage Valley Sponsor: Wood County Homemakers Club
Location: OARDC Research Farm 4240 Range Line Rd. Custar, Ohio
In Honor of Quilter and Commissioner Doris Herringshaw

FOUR H
Club Name:  Leaders Of Tomorrow
Sponsor: The Ron & Rita Trumbull Family
Location: St Louis School 22776 Defiance Pike  Custar, Ohio  
In Memory of Quilter Dolores Goris and In Honor of Quilter Rita Trumbull

Cygnet
4-H CLUB QUILT
Club Name: Country Guys and Gals Sponsor: Vernon Nagel Inc.
Location: Jim and Elaine Arnold    8708 Huffman Rd. Cygnet, Ohio
In Honor of Quilter and Commissioner Doris Herringshaw

Fostoria
SCHOOL HOUSE
Club Name: Perry Go Getters
Sponsor: Wood County Homemakers Club Location: Perry Township Schoolhouse  
Located at Eagleville, Baird & Oil Center Rds. Fostoria, Ohio
In Honor of Quilter and Commissioner Doris Herringshaw

Gibsonburg
ENDLESS SQUARE
Club Name: Beaver Creek Boosters Sponsor: Luckey Farmers
Location: Josh and Janel Gerwin 1114 Kimball Rd. Gibsonburg, Ohio

North Baltimore
FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD
Club Name: NB Alive N’ Kickin Sponsor: Dennis Miller Insurance
Location: The Gourd Farm Jim and Anna Miller 12091 Eagleville Rd. North Baltimore, Ohio

Pemberville
COUNTY FAIR
Club Name: Livestock Unlimited
Sponsors: Town & Country Animal Health Care Klop & Hop Rabbit Farm
Location: Dan & Vicki Frobose  6100 Kemner Rd. Pemberville, Ohio

EIGHT HANDS AROUND
Club Name:  Portage Valley Sponsor: The David & Tammy Hardy Family
Location: Dustin and Lauren Wilson  14875 Wayne Rd. Pemberville, Ohio

FRIENDSHIP STAR  
Club Name: Colorful Clovers Sponsor: Beeker’s General Store
Location: Beeker’s General Store 226 East Front St. Pemberville, Ohio

Perrysburg
FRIENDSHIP SQUARE  
Club Name: Dowling Stitch, Stir, and Stock Sponsors: Cheryl & Howard McNish  Wanda & Shawn McDole  Dolly & Wayne Buchman
Location:  Shannon Gadsby   22555 State Route 199  Perrysburg, Ohio
In Memory of Fred and Opal Kazmaier

OHIO STAR
Club Name: Tontogany-Four Leaf Clovers
Sponsor: Thayer Ford Dealership  
Location: The Downs Family  22631 Pargillis Rd.  Perrysburg, Ohio

INTERLOCKING O’S
Club Name: 4-H-I-O
Sponsors: Trotter’s Restaurant Pioneer Packing
Location: John & Colleen Stevenson  26234 Oregon Rd.  Perrysburg, Ohio

Walbridge
SQUARE ON SQUARE  
Club Name: Farmcrafters
Sponsor: Steve and Donna Arnold
Location: Arnold & Barb Brossia  5264 Moline-Martin Rd. Walbridge, Ohio

Weston
ARROWHEAD PUZZLE
Club Name: Beaver Creek Boosters Sponsor: Wood County Homemakers Club
Location: Boyle Family Farm  21651 Poe Rd. Weston, Ohio
In Honor of Quilter and Commissioner  Doris Herringshaw

While traveling along the trail, we hope others will see the beauty of our county, gain insight into our agricultural roots, and learn about the many fascinating businesses and tourist attractions Wood County has to offer. Each block is marked in the lower right hand corner with our signature block to signify it is part of the 4-H trail. We ask all visitors to please respect the rights of the farmers and property owners who so generously made their buildings and grounds available for this project.   The map found in the brochure is approximate locations.  A GPS system will give you the best results.


Thank you for visiting the Wood County 4-H Quilt Square Trail!