I have been to Decorah many times but this is the first time I have been through the exhibits at the Vesterheim Museum. What a treat! I have been wanting to see the exhibit of Lila Nelson’s weavings as a few from our weavers group have taken classes with her and had a lot of respect for her work. With a friend visiting from out of town, and the recent political upheaval weighing heavily on our hearts: it was the perfect time to be surrounded by the color and beauty and strength of this woman’s life’s work. Seeing her interpretation of terrorism and the torture of prisoners through her tapestries, I can’t help but wonder how she would have depicted our current political divide. As I have weavers in my group who inspire my weaving life, I am sure that the circle of weavers that Lila has touched and inspired is large and continues to spread. It is somewhat amazing how those circles can interconnect. Might be a great idea for a tapestry.