When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, the whole world watched. When the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt challenge went out, it went global. This book showcases the curated results of that call for entries: 179 art quilts by over 130 artists from 8 countries, expressing their interpretation of the space program and all things lunar.
Walk down memory lane or discover the story of the missions for the first, but most importantly, enjoy a trip to the moon and beyond without the time and rigors of space training. As you travel into space, meet the astronauts, hum the tunes, and listen to the artists tell you about their pieces. Find endless inspiration and discover what the moon is really made of: cotton, thread, crystals, paint, ink, tulle, and crocheted lace.
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posted 01-26-2018 10:42 AM
Human spaceflight inspires humans to create art, in many forms — a collection of fiber art quilts entitled Fly Me To The Moon has been touring the country since late 2016 with more stops on the schedule.
A group of those quilts was displayed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston a year ago in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire; curator Susanne Jones comments on the artistic elements of some of the pieces as well as the educational value of the exhibit to a nation inspired by space exploration.