Thursday, January 2, 2014

Karen Nyberg's Space Quilt Challenge

Anyone who's read this blog for any length of time (minutes count) knows that I'm a fan of being crafty as well as of the space program. From time to time, I find that these two interests intersect in delightful ways.  Along with the subtle justification of having a nutty blog like this, it's fun to connect with others who share these interests.

photo credit NASA TV
Astronaut Karen Nyberg recently returned to earth after an extended stint aboard the International Space Station. A veteran astronaut, she traveled with a few of her supplies and fit in crafting time between orbits. Now back on Earth, she's offered fellow crafters the chance to participate in a fun quilting challenge.  One of her space-created blocks will be joined with blocks from those submitted and will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Blocks must be star-themed and the square should be 9.5", which will be 9" when paired with the rest of the submitted blocks. Submissions are due August 1st, 2014.

Are you up for the challenge? Check out my Pinterest board for some inspiration. As if we need an excuse to spend time on Pinterest. :)

For more about Karen visit her official NASA bio.
For more about the Quilt Block Challenge, download the flyer from
For more about the Internation Space Station visit: International Space Station | NASA
Karen's Twitter Feed: AstroKarenN

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