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!!