Quilt made of mission patches holds 3 decades of memories of shuttle launches | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com

 

Quilt made of mission patches holds 3 decades of memories of shuttle launches | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com

Just had to share this link.  Quilts can be made to cover a baby or a bed or bring comfort.  Quilts can be artistic works of ‘art’ that hang on the wall.  Quilts can be made to commemorate an occasion (like a wedding) or in celebration of a life-milestone (like graduating college).

Some Quilts have very special, life-long meaning.  Vicky Turner started working with the US Space program in 1979.  At that time she started collecting mission patches and just kept them in a shoe box.  Two years ago, as this portion of the US Space Program winds to an end, Vicky decided to do something with all those patches.

She was not a quilter, but after this project she can definitely say that she is a quilter.  The nearly finished quilt is 7’ x 8’.  Each patch is displayed on a square of sky blue fabric & framed with royal blue.  Special blocks play tribute to the astronauts that have lost their lives serving this program.

Wouldn’t that be a marvelous quilt to have at a Quilt Show!  Vicky hopes that it will be on public display at a museum or the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  It would be a very nice addition to the Smithsonian Aero Space Museum!!

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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