Quilting on the International Space Station

Karen Nyberg, Quilter in Space (Photo from NASA TV)

Karen Nyberg is a quilter and she is currently aboard the International Space Station. Here’s a story about the 9 x 9 block that she has made while in space: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-110113a.html.  It includes a video of her experience and photos of the finished block.  Quilting can be challenging–try it without gravity!

NASA, the International Quilt Festival in Houston and Karen Nyberg have joined together to create the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge.  The resulting quilt will be displayed at the Houston Quilt Festival in 2014.

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