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Inspired by Endangered Species
August 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - September 12, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
My work on the National Parks project led to a keen interest in studying the state of endangered plants and wildlife throughout the world. Once I came across this quote, I knew I wanted to pursue this project for my next direction:
“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.” Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
182 quilts were created from a wide variety of international fiber artists, using a broad array of abilities, materials and techniques. All participating artists are passionate about this topic! Conservationists, educators and scientists have taken great interest in joining these artists to sound the alarm of diminishing populations of threatened species.
These quilts have been exhibited at the Library of Congress, the Houston International Quilt Festival and at the Road to California quilt show; they will continue to travel for a couple more years.