About The St. Tammany Quilt Trail

The Livingston Trail winds you through the entire parish of St. Tammany with oak and pine trees to the north and cypress wetlands to the south. You'll drive from the hills of Folsom to the lakefront cities of Covington, Mandeville and Slidell.



Backstrom Residence     4' X 4'
411 Coffee Street, Mandeville, LA
Artist: Alana Abney Backstrom

The owners named their vacation home "The Coffee House" so it seemed only logical to base their Quilt Trail block theme around coffee. 

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Mariner's Compass

Fairview Riverside State Park 4'X4'
119 Fairview Dr., Madisonville,La
Artist: Ann Durel, Mandeville, La

The quilt pattern is replicated from a circa 1900 mariner’s compass quilt on display at the Otis House Museum. The original owner of the Otis House, W.T. Jay, built the home and owned a massive sawmill along the Tchefuncte River. Jay used a mariner’s box compass to navigate Louisiana waterways for business and pleasure.


Gator Country

I-10 LA State Welcome Center 4'X4'
Sponsored by Sew This!
70117 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, LA
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula, LA

The state colors of navy, gold and white highlight the French Star, a symbol for one of the dominant cultures that settled this northshore region. Our state wildflower, the Louisiana iris, floats in its center. Other images include our state reptile, the alligator, swimming in a swamp of bald cypress, the state tree.


Pelican State

I-10 LA State Welcome Center 4'X4'
Sponsored by Bright Hopes Quilting
Suite C-1,5150 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, LA
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula, LA

Louisiana’s state bird, the brown pelican soars across the state colors of navy, gold and white. The LeMoyne Star quilt pattern in the background represents New Orleans, the port through which many of our ancestors arrived. The magnolia buds in the corners signify Louisiana’s state flower in its infancy.


Blooming Louisiana

I-10 LA State Welcome Center 4'X4'
Sponsored by Smith’s Nursery
19335 Hwy. 22, Ponchatoula, LA
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula, LA

The state colors of navy, gold and white accent Louisiana’s state flower, the magnolia, in full bloom. Inside the center of the magnolia is the state quilt pattern, the pinwheel.


The Camelia City

City of Slidell
LOCATION: Slidell Mardi Gras Museum
2020 First Street, Slidell, LA
Artist: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula
Funded by Benson Technologies

The images highlight Slidell’s landmark Train Depot and its historic City Hall. Known throughout the state as the Camelia City, Slidell recognizes the economic boost provided by its brick industry & the city’s location along the edge of Lake Pontchartrain. The swamp and the waterways serve as both a source of pride for its residents and a strong tourist attraction.



Covington Trailhead

City of Covington, LA
419 N. New Hampshire St.
LOCATION: Covington Trailhead
ARTIST: Kim Zabbia, Ponchatoula, LA
Donated by Benson Technology, LLC.

The images in this quilt pattern include the landmarks of the City of Covington: the clock tower at the Covington Trailhead with the time set for 2:00 to represent Covington's 200th Anniversary in 2013; the gazebo at Columbia Street Landing; the oak trees of Bogue Falaya Park; and the three rivers that flow through the city. The border includes the traditional triangular Native American pattern that signifies Covington's earliest inhabitants.


Cheese, Please!

LOCATION: In front yard at 83061 Hwy. 25, Folsom, LA
PARISH: St. Tammany--north

DESIGNED by Kathy Mauthe, Folsom & PAINTED by Kathy Mauthe and Terry McCoy, Kentwood

The Mauthe family has been in the dairy business (cattle), and their great-grandparents came from France (fleur de lis).


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"Camp Salmen Lodge"

Camp Salmen Nature Park
LOCATION: 35122 Parish Parkway   PARISH: St. Tammany
DESIGNED by :  Salmen Area Boy Scouts

Camp Salmen was a Boy Scout summer camp for nearly 60 years.  In 2001, St. Tammany parish entered into an agreement with Trust for Public Land to acquire the property.  One of the primary goals of the Camp Salmen Nature Park is to restore a unique ecological treasure through a comprehensive management program.  This makes the park a living museum, housing both restored historic properties and the full collection of plants and animals which can flourish in the this habitat.


"Iconic Louisiana Seafood"    

Location: Pearl River State Welcome Center

61441 I -59 Southbound Pearl River, La

  Artist: Kim Zabbia 

Marine life plays a major role in the culture and cuisine of Louisiana Images include the state crustacean (crawfish), state fresh water fish ( white perch), state saltwater fish (speckled trout), state amphibian (tree frog) and the state tree (bald cypress) all surrounded by the ever-present palmetto of the state's wetlands.