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 time, 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.
Susanne Miller Jones has had a needle and thread in her hands all her life, but she began quilting after retiring so she could be part of the community of quilters. She now counts the Fly Me to the Moon artists as friends through the magic of social media. A retired elementary school teacher and mother of two, Susanne and her husband, Todd, live in Potomac Falls, Virginia, enjoy traveling, and hope to accompany this exhibit as it travels the world. Susanne? work is in private collections, has been exhibited in many national shows, and has been in several books. She enjoys curating fiber art collections and getting to know other artists. Susanne is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and serves on the Sacred Threads committee.
Fly Me to the Moon is a treasure of a book. The stories, information, and quilts contained within its pages, crafted with skill, ingenuity, and creativity, are a fitting tribute to the skill, ingenuity, creativity, and bravery displayed so boldly by the astronauts and scientists of our space program.” –Marie Bostwick, NYT Bestselling author of A Single Thread and the Cobbled Court Quilts series “The skillful artistry in both the design and execution of the pieces is top notch; a testament to what the experiences meant to the quiltmakers.” –Jodie Davis, Host of Quilt Out Loud on QNNtv and The Cuckoo Clock Designer

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