About The Livingston Quilt Trail

The Livingston Trail wanders throughout Livingston Parish. Livingston Parish has a rich pine industry, and its economy
is heavily reliant on the lumber industry as a whole.

Some of the more popular tourist stops in Livingston
tell the story of its economic growth, such as the old train depot (which used to transport large amounts of lumber out of the parish). 

 

 
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Heart of the Harvest

Kluka Residence 4’X4’
26295 Hwy 42, Holden, LA
Artist: Lisa Kluka, owner
 

This parody of “American Gothic” by Grant Wood represents the lives of Frank and Lisa Kluka. Together they blended two families and filled their home with love. Images reflect Lisa’s love of art and Frank’s love of farming.

 

Wandaland (Moved to GA)

O’Neal-Zotti Residence 4’X4’
20365 Wandaland, Killian, LA
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula
Painter: Lauren Tillman, Springfield

The couple lives on the river surrounded by cypress trees, egrets and beautiful sunsets. Their party barge is in boat parades each year and it represents the owners’ free spirits.The fun in their lives is depicted by Victor Zotti’s huge laugh that borders the entire scene.

 

Carter House History

Historic Carter House Society 4’X4’ 
30325 Carter Cemetery Rd., Springfield
Artist: Carolyn Szabados, Springfield, LA

This quilt pattern tells the history of Carter House, the oldest house in Livingston Parish and a working plantation for over 150 years. In 1817, the property was sold to Thomas Freeman, a free man of color & the first black man to record a legal transaction in his own right in the Greensburg District of East La. In 1820, Freeman completed construction, and he and his family lived there till 1838.

 

Variety of Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau 3'X3'
30340 Catholic Hall Rd., Albany
Designer: Mary Felder, Denham Springs
Painter: Marita Gentry: Walker

The images in this block explain why Livingston Parish is experiencing such rapid growth: wildlife & the lumber industry (cypress & pine trees), recreation (fish), economy (strawberries, oil derricks), beautiful scenery (blues & greens). All of the images are just tokens of the rich opportunities to be found in Livingston Parish for residents and visitors alike.

 

Historic Old City Hall

Owner: City of Denham Springs, LA 3' X 3'
115 Mattie Street, Denham Springs--across the street from the Old City Hall
Designed by Livingston Parish Quilt Guild
Painted by Paulette Ferguson & Virginia Berthelot

Constructed in the late 30’s, the Historic Old City Hall has been renovated as a beautiful welcome center and museum in the Antique District and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The center of this block was inspired by an original ceiling tile from city hall, and its border is the
traditional courthouse steps pattern.

 

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Train Station Block

Owner: City of Denham Springs, LA3' X 3'
Train Station Park platform, Railroad Avenue between Hummel Street and South Range Avenue, Denham Springs, LA
Artist: Bryce Richard, Denham Springs

Train Station Park is the site of the old railroad depot, an important part of the city’s transportation and industry. Images in this quilt pattern include the Fleur de Lis on purple and gold, the colors of Denham Springs High School. Train images include the “cowcatcher” on the bottom and a “smokestack” on top. The blades of the Fleur de Lis containrailroad tracks.

 

The Hungarian Settlement

Hungarian Settlement Historical Society4’x4’
LOCATION: Hungarian Settlement, Albany, LA
Artist: Donna Mollere, Ponchatoula, LA
Funded by: Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The images honor the largest rural Hungarian Settlement in the US today & celebrate how the families lived, worked, worshipped and entertained themselves. Borders include the flag, the piney woods & the acres of strawberry fields they cultivated. The twin steeples of the Presbyterian and Catholic churches signify the hearts of the community. The harvest moon shines on silhouetted dancers in full Hungarian costume.


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Civilian Conservation at its Best


LOCATION: Welcome Center at Alexandria
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula

 


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Cajun Connection

Location:  Welcome Center at Atchafalya
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula