Friday, April 24, 2009

Blogger Quilt Festival

Today is the last day to get into Amy's (Park City Girl) Quilt Show. What a great idea.

I have so many favorite quilts but chose to enter "What's In A Name?" I made questions and the answers were the names on the quilt. I still usually refer to it as my space quilt.

It was made for a challenge to commemorate 50 years in space. I used my version of Tonya's letters and really enjoyed doing it. I hand quilted the stars which gave it just the right finishing touch.

Soon after I finished it, Astronaut Barbara Morgan went into space. She was a teacher and then became an astronaut. I really admired her. She was very pleased to receive it and donated it to Idaho State Historical Museum in Boise, where it now hangs. She dedicated it to teachers and students everywhere.

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Quilt+Bitch said...

I love it. I love the idea. I love the border fabric. Everything comes together well.

(FYI - your link on the Online Quilt Festival does not work, you forgot the "".

Tropical Screamer said...

Too cute. And it's one of those quilts that would be great to take to a classroom. I bet a teacher would love to use it for the inspiration of a lesson in histroy or space exploration.

Thank you for sharing.


Libby said...

I'm so glad you picked this one - I love getting the chance to visit it again *s*

paula, the quilter said...

I 'watched' as you made this and it hasn't lost any of its appeal.

Norma said...

Oh, I remember watching each post as you did that quilt and being so thrilled when it was finished. It is really one of a kind!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

such a fabulous quilt - always wonderful to see it again.

Finn said...

Hi Katie, I'm so glad you managed to catch the Quilt Festival, your What's in a name quilt never has been seen enough. At least in my opinion. It was such an awesome effort and such great results. I'm thrilled to see it again *VBS* Way to go! Hugs, Finn