Me with the page that my quilt "Time Lapse Moon Rise" in the book "Fly Me to the Moon: an Art Quilt Journey"
My copy of the book "Fly Me to the Moon: an Art Quilt Journey" by Susanne Miller Jones has arrived! My quilt "Time Lapse Moon Rise" is on page 197 in the section "Studying the Moon." It includes photos and information about all 179 art quilts that were juried into this traveling exhibit.
This is the blurb on the publisher's website and the back of the book:
"When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, the whole world watched. When the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt challenge went out, it went global. This book showcases the curated results of that call for entries: 179 art quilts by over 130 artists from 8 countries, expressing their interpretation of the space program and all things lunar. Walk down memory lane or discover the story of the missions for the first time, but most importantly, enjoy a trip to the moon and beyond without the time and rigors of space training. As you travel into space, meet the astronauts, hum the tunes, and listen to the artists tell you about their pieces. Find endless inspiration and discover what the moon is really made of: cotton, thread, crystals, paint, ink, tulle, and crocheted lace."
I also learned from the book that NASA astronaut Kathy Nyberg was the first person to quilt and sew in space!
I was fortunate enough to get to see all of the quilts in person last Friday at the Indianapolis Quilt Guild show. While the show is a traveling exhibit, not all of the quilts were at all of the locations, but I got to see all of them. The photo above shows just some of them (including mine, on the right side).
Here's a closer view of the group that my quilt was with. All of the quilts were very impressive and some were quite moving.
You can click on any of the photos to see them larger. Here are some links you might be interested in:
For more information about my quilt and how I made it.
For more information about the book and how to order it from the publisher or from Amazon.