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Event Calendar

Inspired by the National Parks Quilt Exhibition

Event Information

Date: Sunday, 06/17/2018

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Isle a la Cache Museum, Plum Creek Nature Center and Sugar Creek Administration Center



Quilt by Vivian Milholen

Event Details

The Forest Preserve is excited to host "Inspired by the National Parks," a quilt exhibition. In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary, quilters from across the country rallied a national effort to demonstrate their love of nature and the national parks. These are not your grandmother’s quilts. These are truly unique works of art, with each quilt often incorporating materials and objects reflective of the park it represents.

Having toured across the United States, this eclectic and highly impressive collection depicts 59 national parks in all. With three quilts for each park, 177 quilts are part of the collection and beautifully highlight each national gem’s unique flora, fauna, and landscape.

The exhibition opens Sunday, June 17 and runs through Tuesday, July 3.

Due to the large number of quilts, they are being split up and displayed at multiple visitor centers:

Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sundays: Noon-4 p.m.  

For more information on this exhibit, visit npscentennialquilts.com.   

Event Requirements

No registration is required for this program.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 815.727.8700 or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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