Monday, November 4, 2013

quilting in space...

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosted a quilting bee in space to coincide with last week's International Quilt Festival in Houston. You can watch the LA Times video and read the accompanying article here. She describes in fascinating detail the challenges of piecing fabric in zero gravity. Actually, her velcro board is a great idea for the absent-minded here on Earth... She invites anyone and everyone to make a star-themed block to be assembled into a quilt celebrating the IQF show's 40th anniversary next year. Quilters really do appear in the most surprising places!


  1. This is good, thank you for sharing.

    1. My pleasure! Pretty cool that an astronaut is a quilter or that a quilter is an astronaut:)