Last week I was honored to have 1 of 4 quilts in the “Space for Art” exhibit at the Houston Space Center at NASA in Houston.
Our quilts, from the Fly Me To the Moon exhibit, hung in the visitor center with lots of other artwork….by astronauts and rocket scientists!
I have visited the Johnson Space Center several times when in Houston for Quilt Festival, because eQuilter supports the NASA/JSC chapter of Engineers Without Borders/EWB. I have been honored to be on 3 VIP tours, and the last time I was invited to Mission Control for the International Space Station, and met the Flight Director. Oh, the places that quilting can take us!
So last week I flew down for the private opening reception, joined by friends from EWB. The thrill of the evening was that I met 3 women astronauts, as I mentioned in Saturday’s e-newsletter.
Due to popular request, I am including the image of my quilt in this email, along with some of my favorite eQuilter Space & Astronaut fabrics.
The story of this quilt was from my EWB friend Dr Jack Bacon. His hero is astronaut Tom Stafford (now General Stafford)and the story is about his cosmonaut friend Alexei Leonov. Their friendship was the foundation of the US – Russian space program. In this image, they pasted Vodka labels on 2 tubes of Spacefood, and were toasting in space. The image is a Photoshop collage of 2 photos. These 2 men are still friends, by the way. This quilt will go to a museum after the exhibit is finished traveling.
eQuilter supports the work of the NASA chapter’s project for children in Maua Kenya, and the CU Boulder EWB chapter for their project in Nepal. We thank you for your business because 2% of sales goes to fund EWB and other organizations in the eQuilter Charity Program. Thank you!!!
It looks like we’ve filled the 50 seats for our first classroom event – the BERNINA Sewapalooza with Blakeman Sewing. This is our first event, and we plan to have many more of these 3-day creative retreats. Looking forward to meeting more of you in person here this year!
A reminder that we have Very Limited openings for the Tanzania New Years ‘Great Migration’ Safari one year from now, and Feb 1 (tomorrow!) is the deadline to *guarantee* your spot with me…please call to make your reservation TODAY!
sharing your Passion for Fabric…
Luana and Paul
Check out our several NEW videos from the Houston Quilt Festival, on our eQuilter Video Page.
2017 Travel Calendar:
Feb 9-11 – Bernina Sewapalooza By Blakeman Sewing at eQuilter Classroom!
Feb 17-20 – Venice Photo Conference
Feb 24 – eQuilter Sponsored Cocktail Party at QuiltCon
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 – Tanzania Great Migration – New Years in Africa – Taking Reservations NOW!