While touring Manitoba, take a detour off the main highway and see the barn quilts that are popping up throughout the Interlake. The Interlake Barn Quilt Trail was officially opened in July 2015. Two local quilters who had travelled in the USA and had seen barn quilts there decided it would be an addition to tourism in Manitoba to develop their own Barn Quilt Trail. With the support of the Arborg Agricultural Society, the guidance of the Interlake Tourism Association and a grant from Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, the trail began.
There are currently 53 barn quilts on the Interlake Trail from Steep Rock in the north to Lockport in the south. Other areas include: Ashern, Fisher Branch, Eriksdale, Arborg, Silver, Arnes, Gimli, Sandy Hook, Winnipeg Beach, Ponemah, Matlock, Clandeboye, Selkirk, St. Andrews, Teulon, Oak Hammock Marsh, and Warren.
Together we are decorating the Interlake with beautiful painted quilt block replicas that celebrate Interlake culture, heritage, communities, art, agriculture, and tourism.