The Quilt Walk story revolves around the initial attempt to settle Panguitch, Utah in 1864. The first winter was brutal, food was scarce and he settles were starving to death. A group of seven men, with a wagon pulled by two oxen, set out to get food from Parowan, 40 miles away. In their weakened state, the men struggled with every footstep, sinking up to their hips in the deep snow.

Eventually they abandoned the wagon and oxen and continued on foot. Laying their quilts on the hardened snow, they knelt in a prayer circle where they were inspired to walk on their quilts.

The men completed the journey by laying quilts over the deep snow and walking across them, retrieving their quilts and repeating the process over and over again. The story became known as the Quilt Walk and is treasured in the annals of Panguitch history.