Fall Trees

The names of all the women honored on the stones are recorded in a book along with biographical material provided by the donor.


Stones for Soapstone

To acknowledge major contributions, the name of a woman was selected by the donor to be etched into a natural stone from Soapstone Creek and placed along a path next to the water.

Some donors chose to inscribe their stones as memorials, honoring women who are no longer living. Others chose to honor living women—including themselves—to mark a notable occasion: an anniversary, a landmark birthday, an extraordinary accomplishment, or simply to recognize a lifetime of important work.

The Stones are now at their new home at Hedgebrook, a writing retreat for women on Whidby Island, Washington. We are grateful to Hedgebrook for the important work they do and for preserving our Stones there to continue inspiring writers at Hedgebrook as they inspired Soapstone's residents.