Hello again and Happy 2018! Kim Lapacek's brilliant and fun Project Quilting Season 9 is underway with the first challenge being "Hometown Proud". My current hometown is Hot Springs, SD with a population of about 4000. As the name suggests, there are several mineral springs in the area that feed the Fall River running through town. At this time of year, you can see the steam rising from the river and it does not freeze. One of the biggest attractions is Evan's Plunge, which is said to be the oldest tourist spot in the Black Hills, with a water temperature of 87 degrees.
Another of Hot Spring's claim to fame is the Mammoth Site. In 1974 during the excavation for a housing development, a sinkhole was discovered with the remains of Columbian and wooly mammoths. The site was preserved and is now the world's largest Columbian mammoth exhibit. To date, 61 mammoths have been discovered along with numerous other animals and plants. On a side note, Dr. Larry Agenbroad, who was named as principal investigator of the site in 1974, was a colleague of my father in law at Chadron State College in northern Nebraska.
Wanting to keep things simple for this challenge, I chose a silhouette of a wooly mammoth and thread sketched it onto a single piece of fabric. The blue represents the local high school colors and the Nebraska Cornhusker binding is for my birth state. GBR!! The piece measures 13 x 9.5 inches.
To see the other entries, go to the Project Quilting page on Kim's blog and scroll to the bottom. So much talent and creativity in one spot. I'm not sure when voting opens, but you can always check back there and cast votes for your favorites.
Thanks for making it to the end. Many words for a small quilt!
Until next time, happy quilting!