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Thread: National Parks Quilt Exhibition

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    National Parks Quilt Exhibition

    In honor of the centennial of the National Park Service, a quilt exhibit is touring the country. The 177 quilts are at 4 sites in Will County, IL until July 3. My DD and I went to 3 of them this weekend and will go to the 4th this weekend. ReconnectWithNature.org

    I don't have any info about where else it will be shown, but if you have a chance to see it, definitely go. It is well worth it. There are 3 wallhangings for each park--flora, fauna and landscape.

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    Sounds interesting.
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    It sounds like a fabulous display. How fun to share time with your daughter looking at quilts.

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    Wow that sounds great! I'll have to check into this more.

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    Here's a link for more information:

    https://www.nps.gov/home/centennialquilts.htm

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    This is a different exhibit than the one I saw. The exhibit I saw has 3 quilts from each National Park--flora, fauna and landscape.

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    Oh! It sounds like it would be really interesting to see-lucky you :-)

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    I was lucky to see it. I've been looking for a link to the national tour and haven't been able to find one.

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    What a great display. Hope we can keep all the real National Parks humming and available to everyone

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    Although it is a 4 year exhibit, I can't find where it is going next! https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/...tribution-list http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...408-story.html

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    Oh - looks like this is the last year of the 4 year tour. http://www.npscentennialquilts.com/p/blog-page_26.html

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    I saw this at the Virginia Quilt museum and it was pretty awesome. I will note the Virginia quilt museum is a must stop any time you can. In addition to the national park quilts they had the most awesome quilts on display in numerous categories. It looks like just a little house from the outside, but inside is the most awesome quilts and so many that I have ever seen. Make note these are not any quilts, they are the most beautiful art quilts with all sorts of themes, then they have star quilts and is one of my best memories.
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