Quiltfolk knows that wherever we roam, we’ll find surprises and uncover a state’s best-kept secrets. But in Virginia City, Nevada, one quiltmaker told us that the whole state of Nevada is “America’s best-kept secret” — and she might be right.
Cities like Las Vegas and Reno draw high-rollers and thrill-seekers, but Nevada calls serenity-seekers, too: The whole population of the Silver State is barely over 3 million; with 110,000 square miles, that gives a person a lot of breathing room. Such contrast is pure Nevada, where you can get miles of deserts up north and mile-high desserts at the Bellagio in Vegas.
Every day of our Nevada trip held surprise and delight, and we’ve done our best to bring those happy discoveries to you in Issue 15. You’ll meet a young woman who wears her patchwork on her sleeve; you’ll get to know a group of big kids making quilts for little ones; and you’ll attend the first-ever Quiltfolk show-and-tell.
We feel incredibly grateful that our trip to Nevada took place just before the coronavirus pandemic created travel restrictions for much of the country. It makes it all the more special to bring you these and other remarkable stories from Nevada’s open roads.
164 pages, offset printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Printed in the USA.