The California State Park 150th Anniversary Quilts Special Exhibit was pretty amazing. These quilts were made by members of the Quilters' Sew-ciety of Redding, California. There are 57 quilts in this collection and they all depict one of the state parks. There's so much detail, but it was hard to photograph because of the location in the trees. Luckily, these quilts are traveling. They will be at Road to California and back in Bend next August at QuiltWorks! Here's a full list of traveling dates and places. Also, there is an online gallery of these quilts available here. It includes these 57 quilts, plus many more made by other people inspired by the project.
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Empire Mine State Historic Park
I have been to many of these parks so it's cool to see how the artists interpreted them in cloth. Next up: Whisper Quilts and the Clock Shop!