In case you may have missed it, here’s a link to an ‘out-of-this-world’ interview by Pat Sloan, The Voice of Quilting, with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg. For those of us down-to-earth types who may not know, Karen Nyberg was a recent resident on the International Space Station and is also quilter. Among her various responsibilities aboard the ISS, such as conducting experiments in space, Karen decided to bring along one of her passions, quilting, into space….the final frontier. If the original quilting pioneers only knew what ‘great heights’ (try 260 miles above the earth) to which their past time would be taken!!! Head on over to Pat Sloan’s radio interview with Karen at this link to hear all about it!
Twinkle, twinkle little star; How I wonder what you are….a quilt block, maybe?!! Yep, Astronaut Karen Nyberg has been busy piecing star blocks in space. Does that qualify her as having ‘Block-Star Status’?!! Goofy puns aside, Karen has a nifty challenge for all of you quilters who want to go above and beyond…. Read more about it here and take the ‘Star-Block Challenge‘!
To keep up with Karen and see where she’s jetting off to next, follow her on facebook here.
And if you need a little inspiration in motivating yourself to make the first cut on fabric, just remember that this amazing lady does it in Zero Gravity!! View it here: