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The New Milford Barn Quilt Trail was created through what we do best in our town — working together, everyone from civic and municipal leaders to nonprofit organizations. The New Milford Barn Quilt Committee is especially grateful to the following, without whom we could not have established the first barn quilt trail in Connecticut:

– All the barn and antique building owners, for hosting all the barn quilt blocks

– CPTV (Connecticut Public Television), for featuring the New Milford Barn Quilt Trail in its 2020 film Re:Source:Ful:Growing Sustainable Communities

– The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Culture and Tourism, for a 2014 seed capital match grant

– Graphic designers Louise Johnson of KatArt Graphics, Ronnie Maddalena of Social Comments LLC and Linda Pouder of the Merryall Studio as well as other local designers

– Grant Dupill, Community Resource Specialist, New Milford Mayor’s Office, for producing the lively video of the New Milford Barn Quilt Trail

– Mayor Patricia Murphy, who first envisioned and launched the New Milford Barn Quilt Trail in 2013, and subsequent Mayors David Gronbach and Pete Bass for their support

– New Milford Commission on the Arts, for a generous grant to help fund the 2020 expansion

– New Milford Farmland & Forest Preservation Committee, for helping fund the original trail in 2014 and hosting our webpage

– New Milford Facilities Department, whose employees hung almost every one of the barn quilt blocks between 2014 and 2020—and did so perfectly

– New Milford Historical Society, which partnered with former Mayor Murphy to identify the original eight host farms in 2014-17

– New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation, whose board member William Devlin provided extensive research on the host farms and on New Milford’s farming history

– New Milford Youth Agency, whose staff painted several of the original barn quilt blocks between 2014 and 2017

– Sustainable CT, whose dollar-for-dollar match helped us expand the original eight-site New Milford Barn Quilt Trail to 19 in 2020

– Village Center for the Arts and its co-founder and studio director Jayson Roberts, who led a team of artists in painting most of the barn quilt blocks

– Kerri Pedersen, proofreader/copy editor for all webpage/hard-copy text and captions

– Chris Fisher, for customization of an interactive Google Earth map of the barn quilt trail sites throughout New Milford

– The Sherwin-Williams paint store in New Milford, for paints at cost for the 11 barn quilt blocks of the 2020 expansion

Web design: Merryall Studio – New Milford, CT

Web build: KatArt – New Milford, CT