Beginning in 2016, Niobrara County residents rallied en masse for a community project to beautify Lusk and the surrounding area and put it on the map as “The Heart of the Wyoming Quilt Trail.” Over 100 painted quilt blocks adorn homes, businesses, garages, fences, barns, and every surface imaginable in the county. Extending a grass-roots American project that has spread across every state in the United States, Niobrara County residents plan to continue adding to the colorful array to the delight of visitors and residents alike. The idea originated as a sign of the undaunted spirit of the residents of Lusk during recovery from the devastating flood of June 4, 2015. In the aftermath of the flood, the local quilt shop spread hundreds of yards of fabric in the city park to dry. A photo of the colorfully-adorned park went viral and became an icon of the town’s united efforts to rise above the onslaught of nature with pride and strength of spirit.
On this map you will see a pin at the point of the quilt blocks we have knowledge of in Lusk, Wyoming. We will be adding to the map as more blocks come to our attention. Enlarge the map below, then click on the pin to see a picture of the block at that site.