zaterdag 16 januari 2016

Fly me to the moon

detail of Descartes Highlands

Both my quilts, Winterwonderland and Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16, have been juried into Fly Me to the Moon! 

Fly Me to the Moon is An Art Quilt Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Walk on the Moon. This is a multi-faceted juried exhibition. Pieces selected will travel for the next four years. Venues TBD. Interest has been shown by several large quilt venues. Hopefully the exhibit will also be in museums and galleries and NASA facilities. Most participants are from the United States. International participants are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 

The organizer Susanne Miller Jones did a lot of research and made a list of desired topics for quilts. This way there is a wide variety of quilts. The collection is made up of about 175 quilts!

My first choice was  Apollo Missions.

detail of Descartes Hihglands

I found a piece of fabric depicting the landing on the moon of Apollo 16. In the end I only used a tiny strip of the fabric. It was
enough to imagine the rest of the quilt. The vastness of the universe , the structure of the moon surface.
Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16

My second choice was Romantic Moon.

detail of Winterwonderland

A sleigh ride in the snow, freezing cold, but soooo romantic.

Especially with a full moon.

A castle in the background. What more could you wish for?


Fly Me to the Moon Exhibit Schedule as of 4/18/2016

Houston International Quilt Festival, November 3-6, 2016

January 19-22, 2017:
Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

Chicago International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois (54 quilts will be shown) April 6-8, 2017.

June 2-4, 2017
Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia
Chantilly, Virginia

May 4-6, 2017:
14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 15-17, 2017:
Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

August 17-19 2017
World quilt show New England

September 14-17 2017
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

January, 2018 Dates to be announced:
Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

May 11 – 22, 2018 :
Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Germany (90 quilts will be exhibited)