Mark Engler, superintendent of the Homestead National Monument of America, near Beatrice, says the display was created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln and Omaha areas.
Engler says, “This group of ladies selected their favorite National Park Service site and then designed, fabricated a quilt around the themes from that park.”
The quilts depict attractions like Mount Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Statue of Liberty and Everglades National Park, among many others. Engler says the group of intricate, stunning quilts made its first appearance at the Homestead in December of 2015.
“They’re back and this is the end of the show,” Engler says. “From here, they will be sent out, donated by each of the textile artists to the parks that are featured.”
“The work that was put into these quilts is really spectacular,” Engler says. “These are beautiful images that can be found from the parks. We’d like everybody to come out and enjoy them one last time.”
The display is in the Homestead National Monument Education Center through months’ end.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice