Friday, September 4, 2015

National Parks Project

We are proud to share that Sue is one of 148 fiber artists from the United States, Canada and Germany participating in a special project honoring the National Parks, and celebrating the upcoming centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. The artists made original art quilts depicting landscapes, flora and fauna of the 59 National Parks. The Parks featured in the collection of 177 quilts include a wide range: Acadia to the U.S. Virgin Islands to Gates of the Arctic to American Samoa, and others in between. Part of the collection will debut at the Houston International Quilt Festival October 29-Nov. 1, 2015, and the entire collection will premiere at the Road to California Show in Ontario, CA from January 21-24, 2016. The quilts will travel to various venues for approximately two years.  The accompanying image shows the art quilts created to honor Rocky Mountain National Park: the landscape is by Barb Hollinger, the aspen is by Nancy Evans, and Catherine Kane depicted a mountain lion. 
These are the only images that can be shared at this time.  A book on this project will be published by Schiffer Publishing in the spring of 2016. It will include colorful pictures of the quilts, in addition to personal narratives by rangers and personnel of the National Parks. A percentage of book sales will be donated to the NPS.

More information on this project will be announced in the upcoming months.

1 comment:

  1. This is an honor and very exciting. Congratulations Sue. I hope this exhibit comes to my area. Looking forward to seeing and reading about your quilt.