The Astronomical Star Challenge

Only one 9″ (finished) star block!!!!!!! I’m ‘in’……..how ’bout you??????

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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…

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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7 Responses to The Astronomical Star Challenge

  1. Wow! that was super cool! I’m in! I love a star block any day!

  2. witchylin says:

    Thank you for telling us about this project Doreen. I just have to join in so will be working out a star block this next week.

  3. ivoryspring says:

    FUN!!! I wish I had just a little bit more time in my life right now…. 😦

    Hope all is well at your end.

  4. LB says:

    I forwarded this to a quilter friend and she is going to participate!

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