I came across a very interesting snippet while on The Quilt Show web site. It is about Karen Nyberg, an astronaut who has launched to the International Space Station. What is interesting is what she brought along…fabric and needle to quilt! Can you believe it? Quilting is being done in space! We hear how “we have come a long way” in this or that, and quilting is no exception. I believe this one takes the cake! The article about Karen can be found at http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/14/18254269-first-quilter-in-space-nasa-astronaut-plans-to-turn-orbital-rags-to-stitches?lite.
This story makes me think about my own quilting experience and “how far” I have come. I began using solid and calico fabrics and now I adore Stonehenge and Batik fabrics! I still have solids and calicos in my stash and could never part with them; in fact, I use them on occasion. My have times changed! What changes have you made over the years?
I went from a five-year-old little girl learning to sew and making clothing to a grandma who owns a quilting business! Think about how far you have come in your quilting. I would love to hear your story.