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Conservation & Outreach | The Farmington River Quilt

Throughout history, rivers and water have inspired many different types of art: paintings, sketches, music, and even sculptures. The Farmington River has one of the most unique pieces of artwork dedicated to the River: a quilt.

Fabric quilted panel depicting an adult and child fishing from a large rock in front of a flowing river.
Lyman’ Rock Quilt Square by Dan Gough image courtesy of the Farmington River Quilt Project.



This stunning masterpiece is comprised of 25 locations along the Farmington Wild and Scenic River and is 50 feet long. It was created by 24 independent quilters who took inspiration from separate sections along the river. Some of the featured places in the quilt include Goodwin Dam, High Bank Rapids, and Pleasant Valley Ridge.

The quilt has traveled all across the state, and even made a special appearance at the State Capitol in 2018 for the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. When the quilt is on display, it not only serves as a beautiful piece of art, but also as a reminder of the importance of protecting the Wild and Scenic Farmington River.

To view the individual quilt pieces, learn more, or request a showing, please visit the Farmington River quilt website.

The quilt was highlighted in the Partnership Wild and Scenic River video River Connections found on the NPS website.



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Conservation & Outreach | The Farmington River Quilt