Join in and be part of something special
|rosemary Rosenfeld||18/02/2020 09:58:55|
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The March issue of P&Q has just arrived and I followed up on a really interesting article....I followed this link.....
and the info below was taken from the webpage!
Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society. One of the ways the society will celebrate this significant milestone is by running a project to make a commemorative quilt.
200 years ago it was not uncommon for family and community members to come together to stitch quilts, often as a way of marking an important life event. Inspired by the communal and social aspect of the quilting tradition, the RAS is looking for participants to help create a bicentennial quilt.
The quilt will be doubled-sided, measuring approximately 190 x 190 cm. One side will depict the solar system, a homage to astronomer Ellen Baker's spectacular 1876 Solar System quilt (see main image) which she used as a visual aid when giving astronomy lectures. The other side of the quilt will be made in the tradition of patchwork squares stitched together in a grid. Each square will feature images related to astronomy and geophysics. Everyone is welcome to get involved, you don't need to be an expert embroiderer to take part.There are two ways you can contribute:
There are workshops being held ,,,but as far as I can see...we have missed most of them ....and the final one is fully booked.....but we can still be involved (hopefully!!) inmaking the reverse side
Patchwork Squares Side
If you're not able to attend a stitching session you can still contribute to the project by creating a square for the patchwork side of the quilt. Here are a few things to consider when making your square:
|Eileen Foster||18/02/2020 17:15:50|
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Yes I have just got mine today too and in between the rain when I couldn't dig up plants I read the article. It looks amazing.
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