This year, the National Park Service is celebrating their 100 year anniversary. As most of you know, I work at Cotton Creek Mill in West Branch, Iowa, which is the home of Herbert Hoover's Library and Museum. In honor of the centennial celebration, our shop was commissioned by the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum to make a quilt honoring National Parks and National Historic Sites to hang up in the library/museum. We were so honored!! Because there are over 400 national parks and even more national historic sites, there was no way we would could make a quilt block to represent all of them. Can you imagine how huge the quilt would be!? Instead, we narrowed it down to 84 and we made sure every state was represented. Next we got the community involved. We kitted up each block and asked people to make blocks for the quilt. Within a week, they were all gone! So far, we have received over half of them back. =) I can't wait to see them all put together!
Here are the two blocks I made for the quilt.
This one represents Congaree National Park in South Carolina.
The one represents Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
I will post updates of the quilt's process as we get it put together. =)