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.
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.