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Visit Tillamook Coast announced today that the tourism organization will manage and provide marketing for the Tillamook County Quilt Trail.

This came at the request of the Trail’s non-profit board members, who have put 10 years of dedication and passion into creating one of the county’s most beloved and popular attractions.

“We are quite proud of what Tillamook County Quilt Trail board members and community members working together have accomplished through the years,” said Suzanne Weber, a charter member of the board and the organization’s former president. “We feel certain the Quilt Trail is in good hands with Visit Tillamook Coast as it grows and heads in new directions.”

 

Established in 2009, the Tillamook County Quilt Trail began as a way to create a tie between the rich local history and the talents of local quilters. In less than 10 years, more than 100 quilt blocks have been place on buildings and barns throughout the county.

 

“When the board approached us about managing the quilt trail, we were both thrilled and honored,” said Nan Devlin, director of tourism for Visit Tillamook Coast. “Cultural heritage is an important part of the county’s identity and tourism strategy, attracting heritage travelers, photographers, artists, geocachers and quilting enthusiasts.”

 

“The time, effort, vision and dedication of the volunteers that started the quilt trail is quite remarkable” said Devlin. “Because of the work of Suzanne Weber, Teri Fladstol, Diane Colcord, Andy Neal, Cara Carr, the late Faye Jacques and Tom Weber, and many supporting organizations, we would not be home to this amazing cultural treasure. We will honor their work and look forward to sharing more stories about the trail.”

 

Julie Hurliman, marketing assistant for Visit Tillamook Coast, will be the key contact for the quilt trail. You can reach her at 503 842-2672 or email julie@tillamookcoast.com.

 

 


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