More National Park Quilts


I didn’t photograph all the quilts, but here’s a good sampling. The entire exhibit will leave Illinois July 4th to go home to VA. Click on the photos for title and artist.


The landscapes are my favorites. The white Yosemite waterfall shimmers in the light. The photo can’t do it justice.


North Cascades NP, WA by Pat Washburn
North Cascades NP, WA by Pat Washburn.

Love the hiker exhalting the view at North Cascades.

Each artist was allowed to choose their favorite park and either a flora, fauna, and landscape topic. Landscapes measure 20″ x 40″, the others 20″x20″

isle royale duck
Isle Royale NP, MI by Lisa Arthaud

Isle Royale inspired me so, I wrote the island into my mystery novel, Wolf Pack. I didn’t see any wood ducks though. Wood ducks nest high in a tree and fluffy babies are rudely pushed out of the nest. On the back of this quilt the artist gave one of the baby ducks a parachute for a softer landing.

isle royale land
Isle Royale NP, MI by Lisa Arthaud

The National Park art quilt project became so popular among Virginia’s fabric art community, artists were allowed only one entry. Lisa Arthaud, however, did two for Isle Royale.


Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree NP, CA by Beth Shafer.
Katmai NP bear
Katmai National Park
saguaro NP
Saguaro NP, AZ by Elizabeth Richardson
cuyahoga NP
Cuyahoga NP, Ohio by Julie Riggles. Zoom in to see the detail.
Kings canyon.jpg
Kings Canyon NP, CA by Laura Gilmartin. Amazing detail in the plants.
glacier NP
Glacier NP, MT by Nicki Allen
Lake clark by Nancy Adams, VA (1)
Lake Clark NP, Alaska, by Nancy Adams

Until the end of 2019 these quilts are scheduled in other states for only four more exhibits. Then they will be returned to the artists, donated, or sold.

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