Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fly Me to the Moon!

Sue is pleased to announce that her quilt "Moon River" was juried into an upcoming exhibit called "Fly Me to the Moon" which celebrates the 50th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon in 1969.  This project was conceived by Susanne Miller Jones who describes watching the moon landing and walk with her grandmother and cousin, and some family connections to the lunar project and astronauts.  She invited participation from national and international quilt artists through a call for entry early last year.  The collection includes 175 quilts, all 18" x 30", made by 142 artists.   Although specific venues are not yet nailed down, Susanne is working on that aspect and has interest from several.  It is anticipated that the quilts will travel through 2019.  (Due to space restrictions, not all quilts will travel to each exhibit.)  The quilts depict a variety of topics, including the first moon walk, the Apollo missions and astronauts, scientific moon images, moon idioms, songs, pop culture, myths and superstitions.  Here is Sue's quilt, "Moon River", based on the song that debuted in 1961 in Breakfast at Tiffany's and became even more popular when Andy Williams made it the theme song for his TV show.  She also remembers playing it on the piano.
  More about the quilt and its creation in another post.

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