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The Astronomical Star Challenge Quilts

You may remember that astronaut Karen Nyberg invited all of us to join her in making a quilt.

The resulting quilts were displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Now blogger Cindy Campbell has graced us all with photos of the quilts made with those blocks. In total, 28 quilts were made in a 8×10 block format, using 2,240 blocks. Hundreds more were submitted and not set into quilts, because they arrived late or were mis-sized.

Did you submit a block? Check Cindy’s post for photos of all 28 quilts. Big thanks to Cindy for posting these photos.

The Astronomical Star Challenge

Astronaut Karen Nyberg has invited all of us to join her in making a quilt! From NASA’s press release in October:

International Space Station Expedition 37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, a lifelong lover of sewing, is inviting fellow crafters to join her in stitching together a global community space quilt.

Nyberg, who is in the final weeks of her mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, recently shared a star-themed quilt block she was able to complete during her limited free time in space. She is now inviting quilters from the public to create their own star-themed quilt blocks to help celebrate her mission and passion for the quilting arts.

“Now that I’ve tried my hand sewing in space, I can say one thing with certainty: it’s tricky,” Nyberg said in a video sent down from the space station. “This is what I’ve made. It’s far from being a masterpiece, but it was made in space. I’m inviting all of you to create your own star-themed quilt block. We’ll be combining them with my block to create a quilt for next year’s 40th anniversary International Quilt Festival in Houston. I can’t wait to see what we make together.”

Details are at quilts.com and summarized here:

I’m in! How about you? Please feel free to share the link or reblog.