DIAMOND — Thirteen may be an unlucky number for many people, but it is just fine for people who are enjoying the 13 wall hanging quilts on display at the George Washington Carver National Monument.

DIAMOND — Thirteen may be an unlucky number for many people, but it is just fine for people who are enjoying the 13 wall hanging quilts on display at the George Washington Carver National Monument.
The quilts were made by 13 quilters from Nebraska and each wrote a bit about her quilted piece. These quilters are part of a group known as Fiber Works, which is located in the Lincoln-Omaha region of Nebraska.
This small exhibit is titled "National Parks in Quilts." and all are hung on one end of the large basement room at the Carver Monument. Each wall hanging represents either a national park or a national monument.
Places featured include the Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Joshua Tree National Park (California), Saguaro National Park (Arizona), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii), Statue of Liberty National Monument (New York), Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Virginia), Wind Cave National Park (South Dakota), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota), Glacier National Park (Montana), Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado), Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), Everglades National Park (Florida) and Missouri's own Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Each quilter chose her own subject and created the wall hanging in her own style. The Hawaii Volcanoes quilt, for example, is made partially from kapa cloth which is made from tree bark.
The lady who made the Homestead National Monument quilt wrote, "Homesteading the tall grass prairie of eastern Nebraska is a strong thread that runs from both sides of our family, bringing a strong love of the land to our children and grandchildren."
"I am proud to be an American; it is a great pleasure to be the artist making the quilt honoring the Statue of Liberty," wrote the quilter who designed Lady Liberty.
The exhibit runs until Sunday, October 15, at the George Washington Carver National Monument.