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NPS quiltsFiber Works artists make 13 quilts for travelling exhibit at National Parks

See all thirteen quilts and their stories here! 

Fiber Works artists make 13 quilts for travelling exhibit at National Parks. The quilts will be a part of a travelling exhibit celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary. The quilts were created by local quilters across the United States. The artists were inspired by their favorite national park site. The quilts are on a year-long tour of the 13 chosen parks. From Homestead the quilts will travel to Joshua Tree National Park, California.

“The National Park system is a gift to all Americans. For one hundred years places of historical significance, structures of great merit and many of the natural wonders of our country have been preserved and protected. The National Park system is a symbol of what it means to be an American. We each felt moved by our chosen park or monument to design a piece of fiber art to represent it. We hope others will enjoy viewing the pieces we have created from our hearts” stated Cynthia Levis of Fiber Works.

Parks on the tour include, in order of exhibition, Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, Glacier National Park in Montana, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Everglades National Park in Florida, and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Missouri.

The schedule for this exhibition can be found on the National Parks website. Quilt enthusiasts and all visitors will be able to Find Your Park through this unique exhibit. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2016. Here’s the short list, click below for more details.

The quilts will travel to the following parks:

2015
December – Homestead National Monument of America – Nebraska

2016
January – Joshua Tree National Park – California
February – Saguaro National Park – Arizona
March – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii
April – Statue of Liberty National Monument – New York
May – Wolf Trap Farm for the Performing Arts – Virginia
June – Wind Cave National Park – South Dakota
July – Mount Rushmore National Memorial – South Dakota
August – Glacier National Park, Montana
September – Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado
October – Shenandoah National Park – Virginia
November – Everglades National Park – Florida
December – Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – Missouri

2017
February – International Quilt Study Center & Museum – Lincoln, NE
May – William Howard Taft National Historic Site

“Quilting has long been a mainstay of self-sufficiency;homesteaders had to take advantage of all of their resources. Yet they found ways to make recycled products beautiful. Today quilting isn’t as much about recycling, but has grown into an amazing art form, incorporating modern and traditional techniques. Homestead is honored to have inspired one of these creations,” said Superintendent Mark Engler.

For more information regarding travel schedule, click here.

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