Grand Canyon Quilts

The National Park Art Quilt traveling exhibit visits Will County, Illinois all during June. They’re fabulous. Today I drove out to Channahon’s Environmental Learning Center to view 30-40 additional quilts. I sought out the three Grand Canyon quilts, because I’ve backpacked across the Grand Canyon and then was inspired to write a mystery novel about the trip. I’ll post other national park quilts tomorrow. Also see previous post.

Grand Can, Dorothy Dane
Grand Canyon landscape by Dorothy Dane


Pincushion cacuts represent the canyon’s flora while this cute (and a bit spooky) mule represents the fauna. All 177 quilts were made by volunteers, mostly from Virginia. The exhibit will travel the country through 2019. It’s worth a trip to see them when they come to your state.

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