Sunday, December 22, 2013

Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge

Deadline: August 1, 2014 (RECEIVE)

Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge
International Quilt Market

Quilts, Inc.
Houston, Texas
October 2014

You are invited to participate in a block challenge…with NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg!

While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that will be returning to earth with her. Her block will be combined with other blocks submitted by International Quilt Festival attendees to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 40th-anniversary show next fall 2014 in Houston.

How can you be a part of this exciting project? Submit your own star-themed block!

The Details:
• Create a star-themed 9.5"-square unfinished block (so that when quilted, it will be a 9" finished block).
• The theme should be any variation on a star. We welcome all types—traditional, modern, and artsy variations. Limit one block per person.
• Use any color scheme and techniques you would like, but please do not use any embellishments.
• Sign your unfinished block on the front with a permanent marker. Please include your name and your location.
• Mail your block for receipt by August 1, 2014.

Star Block Challenge
Attn: Rhianna Griffin
7660 Woodway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77063

View NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg (while orbiting two hundred and sixty miles above the earth aboard the International Space Station) explain the challenge in the following video:

Download Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge rules and details:

Visit website for additional details:

International Quilt Market
Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063 U.S.A.
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182