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Homestead National Monument of America will host artists from the Lincoln and Omaha, NE area based Fiber Works on Saturday, July 18, from noon to 3 p.m at the Education Center. The Fiber Works artist will be demonstrating the art of quilting. This group of artists discovered that the National Park Service will be 100 year old next year! To help celebrate they chose 13 national park sites to inspire quilt creations. Homestead National Monument of America has been chosen as one of the sites.
On Saturday you are invited to visit with several of the artists who will bring their national park quilt creations to Homestead, demonstrate various quilting techniques and talk about the parks that inspired their work. Beginning in December of 2015 the finished quilts will start a year-long tour of the 13 chosen parks, celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service.
"Quilting has long been a mainstay of self-sufficiency;homesteaders had to take advantage of all of their resources. Yet they found ways to make recycled products beautiful. Today quilting isn't as much about recycling, but has grown into an amazing art form. Homestead is honored to have inspired one of these creations" said Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514
or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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