WELCOME TO THE CANTON QUILT TRAIL
Come to Canton and see for yourself the many quilts you will find along the "Canton, NC Quilt Trail"!
As you begin your journey into the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina your first stop in Haywood County will be in Canton, NC. Canton boasts a rich industrial history and strong work ethic that has made Canton what it is today.
Upon entering the Town of Canton you will first travel down Park Street, past a building that is filled with treasures of Canton past, the Canton Museum. On the brick exterior you will see the "Travel Star". This building was originally constructed as the Canton Public Library and referred to as the "Haywood County Library".
Quilt Square: "Travel Star"
Location: Canton Museum
36 Park Street, Canton, NC
Next, as you continue through Canton in the same direction you will turn left onto Penland Street. This street will take you past the Riverside Feed & Seed and out community's impressive football stadium, home to our Pisgah High School "Bears". From there you will embark on a building to your left that is not only an icon of Canton but also a testiment to the deep military history of our community, the Canton Armory. This building, built in the 1930s was home to the 30th Signal Company before becoming the 211th MP Company. This facility was later given to the Town of Canton at which time it was renovated in 2006. Today the Canton Armory is used as venue for public meetings, events, weddings, receptions, Winter "Pickin' in the Park and much, much more.
On this Canton landmark you will see a large block referred to as "A Salute to the Colors". What a fitting choice to homro both this historic structure and its military history.
Quilt Square: "A Salute to the Colors"
Location: Canton Armory
73 Penland Street, Canton, NC
As you loop back through Canton along both Main Street and Academy Street, you will see numerous downtown businesses; however, what might stick out to you most is the many quilt squares located systematically along this route.
This first quilt square you will see is on your left and will be on "Polly's Florist". Polly's Florist & Gifts has been proudly serving Canton and surrounding areas of Haywood County since 1953. It is family owned and operated and committed to offering only the finest arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.
Quilt Square: "Flower Basket"
Location: Polly's Florist & Gifts
53 Main Street, Canton, NC
GPS: N35.489135, W-82.988348
Just past Polly's on the right you will find a bright and shining quilt square located on one of our buildings. This square pattern, referrerd to as "Sunburst".
Quilt Square: "Sunburst"
Location: Exclusive Interiors and Decor
70 Main Street, Canton, NC
GPS: N35.535382, W-82.836952
As you continue your drive down Main Street, you will see a building on your left that portrays the regal history of Canton of years past. In 1916 the Imperial Hotel was advertised as "one of the state's best two dollar hoetls" and this inn offered quality rooms for tourists, salepersons, and executives. Today, the restored Imperial Hotel is rejuvenating downtown and is home to "Sid's on Main" which features Canton's finest dining experience and bar. Sid's on Main also has an adjoining banquet/event area that can accomidate your wedding reception, corporate event, or reunion needs. Stop in and taste for yourself the many menu selections they have to offer and while you are there be engulfed by the wonderful atmosphere and rich history this dining establishment and building has to offer.
Just to the left of the entrance to Sid's on Main you will find a beautiful quilt square titled "Bayleaf".
Quilt Square: "Bayleaf"
Location: Sid's On Main
117 Main Street, Canton, NC
GPS: N35.535382, W-82.836952
As you swing back through Town along Park Street be sure you to turn right on Academy Street and stop in at Champion Credit Union. They will be more than happy to help you with all your banking needs. Established in 1932 in Canton, North Carolina, Champion Credit Union was founded for the employees of Champion Paper Fiber Company, providing them with a safe place to borrow and/or save their money. Eight-one years later, Champion Credit Union is still local to the area, serving the residents of our local seven counties.
Quilt Square: "Five Spot"
Location: Champion Credit Union
1 Academy Street, Canton, NC
GPS: N35.533376, W-82.838591
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