"The inspiration for most of my art quilts is a love of nature. Each nature quilt becomes an intense exploration of the natural subject matter. I greatly enjoy employing a variety of fabrics from different sources, different eras, and different cultures. The richness they add to the quilt reflects the variety of human experience with fibers and the connections to quiltmakers of the past. This quilt was the result of my first visit to the Na Pali coast of Kauai, Hawaii. It is one of a series of landscape quilts I have produced over my career."

-Ruth B. McDowell


  • Title: Na Pali
  • Creator: Ruth B. McDowell
  • Date Created: 1999
  • Location Created: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 70" x 77"
  • Subject Keywords: Na Pali, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Type: Quilt
  • External Link: The National Quilt Museum
  • Medium: Fabric
  • Techniques Used: Machine pieced, hand appliquéd, machine quilted
  • Materials Used: Cottons
  • Accession Number: 2001.06.01

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