City of Walhalla, SC. Tour

Tour of the Quilt Trail, artistic and historical sites throughout the City of Walhalla, SC.

City of Walhalla, SC. Tour

Walhalla, South Carolina 29691, United States

Created By: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

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City of Walhalla

Founded in 1850 and located in Upstate South Carolina, Walhalla is a city rich in heritage where you will be on the “Main Street to the Mountains.”

Located in the Northwest corner of the state, Walhalla is one of the last South Carolina cities before trekking into the mountains for local hiking trails, or a short scenic trip to Lake Jocassee or Highlands, NC. The City of Walhalla is the terminus to South Carolina’s longest pedestrian and bicycle trail, The Palmetto Trail. The newly constructed Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park provides miles of world-class mountain bike trails.

Visit Oconee South Carolina site has a wealth of information on the area and local points of interest, events, eateries, places to shop and stay. Visit Oconee Murals for complete list throughout Oconee County.

Each of the hand-painted quilts you’ll view on the tour is a replica of the original fabric quilt. Click here to be directed to the UHQT website for additional information about each quilt and an interactive map for additional directions or UHQT locations. The number in front of the quilt name can be used to locate the quilt story from the search bar on the UHQT home page.

The UHQT received funding from the Oconee County Accommodation Tax Commission for development of Tour App.

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What You'll See on the Tour

#204 Rising Star Quilter Hannah Bowling Stancil Sponsor Town of West Union Entering the town of West Union, South Carolina, at the Highway 11 East exit ramp, one immediately sees the Rising Star quilt panel. The Town of West Union sponso... Read more
#83 James River Blues Quilter Grace James Whitaker Sponsor Stacie and James Powell Grace James Whitaker made the James River Blues quilt.an antique reproduction quilt designed by Paula Barnes, well known specialist and author of books on... Read more
#276 The Ruby Duncan Quilt Quilter Ruby Duncan  Sponsor Emily Roberts  Ruby Duncan was born to JHA and Ethel Beattie in 1903. As one of eight siblings, she was always very intelligent and even went on to be the valedictorian of her grad... Read more
#232 Dresden Plate Quilt Attributed to the Rimrodt family of Walhalla Sponsor Walhalla City Council The history of the Dresden Plate’s pattern’s has a direct link to Walhalla, as it reflects the decorative tableware made in Dresden, Ge... Read more
Main Street to the Mountians By Libby Imbody This mural was commissioned by the owner of Sunni Ann Rustic Shop in Walhalla. It is painted on the side of her retail store and is expected to have a spacein front of the mural where people can ... Read more
#227 Sweet Rose Nine Patch Quilter Molly Jane Collins Oelkers Sponsor Walhalla City Council Molly Jane Collins Oelkers, who was born in 1882, created this lovely quilt. Composed of simple squares of pink, blue, and rose printed satin, it is... Read more
#230 Birds in Air Quilter Eulah Grant Phillips (1895 - 1940) Sponsor Walhalla City Council The quilter of this charming Birds in Air quilt was a beloved teacher whose dedication to her students was so great that on the day she married in 1... Read more
#229 Saw Tooth Quilter Eulah Grant Phillips (1885 - 1940) Sponsor Walhalla City Council This unique quilt features a very old and frequently used pattern called the “Sawtooth Star.” Very graphic and clean in design and execution, it us... Read more
#228  Basket Quilt Quilter Adalene Wendelken Oelkers Sponsor Walhalla City Council Adalene Wendelken Oelkers was the daughter of one of the 37 charter members of the German Colonization Society.  Her parents emigrated from the Kingdom of ... Read more
#49 Mountain and Lakes Quilter Jenny Grobusky Sponsor Visit Oconee SC The quilt design shows a leaf in green and brown to reflect the changing seasons, a blue lake, a river and waterfalls with a mountain in the background.  It depicts the ... Read more
#66 Storm at Sea Quilter Alberta Ramey Bowers (1926 - 2007) Sponsor Mountain Lakes Region of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor Old St. John’s Meeting House began serving parishioners of the Episcopal Church in 1889, built in... Read more
#65 Hot Cotton Quilter Dixie Haywood Sponsor Mrs. Mary Lou Cushman, in honor of per parents Rachel Turner McGuffin and John Q. McGuffin The history of the textile industry in Walhalla is subject near and dear to  Mrs. Cushman of Walhal... Read more
#224 Out of the Box Quilter Jenny Grobusky Sponsor Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Out of the Box, is a “Giant Dahlia” quilt modeled after one made by master quilter Jenny Grobusky. The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail sponsored this block ... Read more
By Libby Imbody Teen Class 110 S College St, Walhalla, SC This was the culmination of a teen art class with nine students contributing to the mural. The initial layer contains adjectives that the kids came up with such as "kind", "yourself"... Read more
#231  Double Wedding Ring Quilt Quilter Mrs. Sophia Rimrodt Ritter Sponsor Walhalla City Council This admired and challenging pattern evolved from a European one that may have been brought to the states by German immigrants as early as th... Read more
#226 Chimney Sweep Quilt Attributed to the Carrie and Henry William Brandt Family. Sponsor Walhalla City Council This lovely, yet simple and functional hand-pieced and hand-quilted Chimney Sweep Quilt is attributed to the Carrie and Henry W... Read more
#7 Goose in the Pond Quilter Caroline Harris Sponsor Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail Goose in the Pond was among the traditional patterns included in the first known catalog of quilt patterns published by the Ladies Art Company, ca. 1890. ... Read more
#225 Crazy Quilt Quilt Attributed to Brandt Family The Brandt Crazy Quilt is a lovely example of a “crazy quilt” and was made as a wedding present for Henry William Brandt and Caroline “Carrie” Kuemmerer who married March 18, 1903 a... Read more
#6 Rocky Mountain Road Quilter Mae Land Tally Sponsor Wynward Point Ladies Group The original quiltwas made by Mae Land Tally, a native of Mountain Rest, SC. She was only 14 when she started the quilt. After spending two summers on her g... Read more
#35  Oconee Flag Quilter Jenny Grobusky Sponsor Cherokee Bear Clan of SC The official Oconee County flag quilt was made by Jenny Grobusky and given to the Oconee Heritage Museum and is on loan to the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolin... Read more
#68 Yellow Ribbon Quilter Marilyn Delay Sponsor Oconee Veterans Museum The “Support Our Troops Ribbon” pattern honors all veterans of Oconee County.  Marilyn Delay of Edwardsville, IL produced and donated this quilt to the Oconee Mil... Read more
#277 Shades of Velvet, Quilter Zell Hawkins  Sponsor O'Kelly Heating and Air "My great grandmother Zell was always creating, sewing, or quilting when we would visit her in her hillside home in Mars Hill, NC. I remember there were stacks of... Read more
Oconee Bell Mural By Libby Imbody 314 W Main St, Walhalla, SC O'Kelley Heating & Air commissioned this piece that balances bright wedges of color with white linear sketches of the Oconee Bell flowers that are native to this area. Latex ... Read more
#95 Stars Quilter Mattie Ryan Blackwell Sponsor Cissy Terry The quilter, Mattie Ryan Blackwell from Florence, South Carolina, met her husband from County Cork in Ireland and married him in 1885.  Her sister was born on the night Sherman b... Read more
#8 Star in Star Quilter Jenny Grobusky Sponsor Seneca Newcomers Club Star within a Star is an elaboration of a traditional “long-legged” nine-patch star, with additional radiating points and a smaller star tucked in the middle. Such... Read more
#45 Double Wedding Rings Quilter Unknown Sponsor Allen Medford, in memory of his wife, CeCe. This classic double wedding ring block whose maker is unknown comes from a favorite quilt of the late CeCe Medford. CeCe and her husband Allen Me... Read more
#111 Building Blocks Quilter Ellen Henderson Sponsor Upstate Heritage QUilt Trail The Building Blocks quilt block quilt block is displayed inside the Conference Room. . The Building Block pattern first appeared in the Chicago Tribune Jan... Read more
By Libby Imbody 102 N Maple St, Walhalla, SC Commissioned by the City of Walhalla in 2019 to enhance they city park and public pool facility. Media used: latex and aerosol
#97 Log Cabin Quilters Judy Dubose and Robin Anne Cooper Dubose The quilt display at End of the Road Studios is a departure from the typical quilts on the trail. This quilt is made up of 16 one‐foot squares with magnets on the back. ... Read more

 

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