Welcome to Prairie Patchwork

We at Prairie Patchwork love our place here in the Flint Hills of east central Kansas. Our hope is to share the broad vistas, relaxed pace, and homespun warmth of this country through words and images.

About Jerilynn

As a retired English Teacher, I have always loved teaching, telling, reading, and writing stories. I have written as long as I can remember. To date, I have published nine books for kids and one for adults.  My work reflects my sense of humor, love of words, and joy for life….

About Duane

I was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas and was lucky enough to attend school in Emporia where I made many wonderful lifelong friends, including my wife, Jerilynn, of 54 years. During my high school years I worked at my dad’s veterinary clinic but grew tired of cleaning kennels and wanted a real job….

Duane Taking Photos

Check Out Jerilynn's Stories

Take a peek inside our wonderful world

Check Out Duane's Photos

Here are some of my favorite shots.