One of Susanne's requirements in quilt topic selection for this project was to have quilts related to all the Apollo missions and astronauts. Elizabeth was amazed by the number of quilts depicting people and impressed to see all the human faces and figures created in fiber.
Roger Chaffee OBM (Of Blessed Memory) is also by Phyllis Cullen of Ninole, HI. His Apollo 1 mission failed when a fire destroyed the module and took the lives of the 3 astronauts.
Ed White is by Margaret Williams of Tucker, GA. He was the first American to walk in space in 1965. Enlarge this to look more closely at the fabrics used in the space suit.
Do click on these photos to see a larger view, and/or go to Susanne's website gallery for a closer look at these remarkable portrait quilts.