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 … Continue reading Grand Canyon Quilts

National Park Art Quilts

To celebrate our fabulous national parks, women across the country created amazing art quilts depicting landscapes, flora, or fauna from each park. (see photos below) The exhibit of 177 quilts is traveling the country. For the month of June it is in my neck of the woods, Will County, Illinois, at four different forest preserve … Continue reading National Park Art Quilts

National Park Week, April 19-27

What do you know about our country's great national parks? The first?  Yellowstone. Established in 1872 by a bill signed by Ulysses S. Grant. How many?  We now have fifty-nine parks plus many more national historical and  heritage sites all under the supervision of the National Park Service. The grandest?  In 1919 the Grand Canyon … Continue reading National Park Week, April 19-27