Today someone sent me an article on sewing in outer space. Apparently Karen Nyberg, one of the astronauts currently in the International Space Station, has hand-pieced a quilt block. Did you know this? I really should watch the news more…
NASA is asking people to submit a star-themed quilt block to be combined with Karen Nyberg’s block. The resulting quilt will be part of the exhibition to celebrate the International Quilt Festival’s 40 Anniversary.
The coolest part of that article on sewing in space was a reference to THIS article about sewing, technology, and cultural influences on gender roles. Check it out… I know (virtually) of several male quilters who would probably agree that there is nothing inherently female about sewing.
And since I hate to post without a picture, take a look at my jagged star block-in-progress from Sunday’s Spoonflower class with Nicole of Mama Love Quilts.
Maybe just star-themed enough for submission to NASA’s project?