It should come as no surprise that quilting is huge in the Palouse. There are several fabric stores whose quilt fabric selection is to die for. One of the quilting clubs has its own website: The Palouse Patchers.
My friend Iris has been instrumental in providing quilts for CASA, or children in foster care in the area.
Last Saturday, the Palouse Patchers held their annual quilt show at the Latah County Fairgrounds.
Quilters came from all around. There were many prize-winning quilts. Being someone who is more interested in color as a concept than in quilts, my favorite exhibit was the challenge where members of the Patchers drew a color out of a hat and were then to design a wall hanging that included all values and intensities of that hue. In other words, light to dark and dull to bright. The result was to be able to "read" the selected hue from a 10' distance. Minute amounts of the hue's complementary color could be used.
Some of the examples, above.
My friend Iris's example, below. She drew the color turquoise, which was a color she seldom uses in her quilts, and so it was a real challenge for her to work with that new color.