Quilt Me a Story

Quilt Me a Story

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Be the first to see the Sacred Threads exhibit. Volunteers will be invited to a private preview night on July 9. Please visit sacredthreadsquilts.com to volunteer. Below are all of the slots that we have open. We need your help!. Enjoy free admission on the day that you volunteer.

Monday, July 13: 2:00-5:00 – 2 slots
Tuesday, July 14: 11:00-2:00 - 1 slot
Wednesday, July 15: 11:00-2:00 1 slot
Thursday, July 16: 11-2 1 slot
Thursday, July 16: 2:00-5:00 - 1 slot
Friday, July 17: 2:00-5:00 - 2 slots
Saturday, July 18: 11:00-2:00 - 3 slots - NO Volunteers yet
Saturday, July 18: 2:00-5:00 - 3 slots - NO Volunteers yet
Sunday, July 19: 1:00-4:00 - 2 slots
Monday, July 20: 11:00-2:00 -2 slots
Monday, July 20: 2:00-5:00 – 2 slots
Tuesday, July 21: 11:00-2:00 - 1 slot
Tuesday, July 21: 2:00-5:00 -1 slot
Wednesday, July 22: 11:00-2:00 -1 slot
Thursday, July 23: 11:00-2:00 -1 slot
Thursday, July 23: 2:00-5:00 - 2 slots
Friday, July 24: 11:00-2:00 -1 slot
Friday, July 24: 2:00-5:00 -2 slots
Saturday, July 25: 11:00-2:00 - 3 slots - NO Volunteers yet
Saturday, July 25: 2:00-5:00 - 3 slots - NO Volunteers yet
Sunday, July 26: 1:00-4:00 -2 slots
Fly Me to the Moon …A Celebration of the First Moon Walk
I hope you will join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk on the moon.
The Eagle has landed. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind! What is your memory of the moon mission, Apollo XI? I was 16 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. I watched it on TV with my grandmother, who was born during the horse and buggy era, and my cousin, April. I remember how amazed my grandmother was that she was watching men walking on the moon. I was further intrigued to find out that Buzz Aldrin had roomed in college with April’s uncle. Years later I discovered that my father-in-law was on the design committee for the lunar module. Those are my connections to the lunar landing, what are yours?
I am so excited to announce my Call for Entries tentatively entitled “Fly Me to the Moon”, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Walk on the Moon. This multifaceted collection will be published in a book by Schiffer Publishing in the fall of 2018. I would like to invite you to submit an 18”W x 30”L quilt in one of the following categories.
Commemorating the Moon Walk – images you remember from the newspaper or history books.
Memories of July 20, 1969 – These will be very personal quilts reflecting on your own memories of July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon.
Apollo Missions – There were 17, each unique in its own way
Apollo Astronauts – 12 men walked on the surface, I’d like a quilt about each of them. Apollo 1 Astronauts, who died, should be represented and the heroes of Apollo 13, should be as well. Other Apollo Astronauts will be included, as room is available.
Scientific Moon Images - Phases, Tides, surface images, eclipses, let your inner scientist out to play.
Really Cool Tools - Mission control, the splash down capsule, the Lunar Lander. Make your favorite techy tool.
Moon Idioms - We’ve been using references to the moon to communicate since time began, show your favorite.
Moon Songs – What moon song starts you humming, tapping your foot or strolling down memory lane?
Moon Pop Culture – Did you read your kids Goodnight Moon, eat Moon Pies, follow Moon Mullins in the comics? Share some of your favorite images of Moon Pop Culture.
Romantic Moon – These will be highly personal, I’m sure.
Moon Myths and Superstitions – What have we believed about the moon, even though science didn’t support these beliefs? What stories from other cultures were told to explain the moon, its phases and its effects on the native people?
The book will be divided into chapters, some longer than others. This will be a juried collection. It will travel, locations to be determined. The beauty of this collection is that it can travel all together or in smaller groups for specific purposes. I hope to get them exhibited in quilt shows, and art shows, as well as some NASA facilities.
I am encouraged by NASA’s involvement in the fiber arts. At Houston last year there was an exhibit of star blocks that were made in response to a challenge by astronaut Karen Nyberg. Over 2200 blocks were submitted and were made into 28 quilt panels. NASA also had a booth at the show in support of Nyberg. In Huntsville, Alabama at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Saturn V rocket is scheduled to be wrapped in 8000 pieces of fiber art by the International Fiber Cooperative. Aptly named the Dream Rocket Project, it will be displayed in Huntsville for 60 days starting on or about May 14, 2015. I am hopeful that some of our quilts will be displayed in some of the Space Centers and Museums.
Following this introductory letter are the rules of the challenge, the registration form and some information on the Apollo missions etc. that might be helpful to you.
I hope you will come out to play with us. Shoot for the moon, it’s going to be a great ride.
In Stitches,
Susanne Jones
[email protected]

Susanne Miller Jones – by way of introduction
For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. I am a retired school teacher, turned fiber artist. Life is full of surprises and the fact that I can create fiber art has surprised and delighted me! I am blessed to be surrounded by people who have taught and nurtured me in this journey.
I am a fairly new quilter, although needles, thread and fabric have been in my hands most of my life. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about five. In 2010, I began quilting. A life-long learner, I took many classes. Those techniques combined with the skills I learned while knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, needlepointing, and making jewelry contribute to my love of mixed media techniques involved in fiber art. I love the freedom involved in creating pieces in response to challenges using my own designs. Pictures take shape in my head and I make them emerge from the fabric.
I love to work with bright colors and a variety of textures, pulling in fibers not usually found in traditional quilts: vinyl, fleece, crepe de chine, and lace. Frequently I use machine embroidery in my designs. I enjoy adding beads, crystals, and buttons. To add more texture, I often quilt with metallic or holographic thread.
You can see my work in Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge; in the soon to be published Inspired by the National Parks; and in The Quilt Index, where I have three pieces. I am pleased to have had three quilts in special exhibits in the International Quilt Festival in Houston.I am inspired, enriched and educated by my associations with Sacred Threads, The Quilt Alliance and SAQA.

Susanne is a fiber artist who believes that the special interaction between the artist, the quilt an Quilt Me a Story is owned by Susanne Jones.

Susanne loves children and she loves quilting. She would be thrilled to bring some of her quilts into your classroom and tell stories to the children.

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Fly Me to the Moon: Celebrating Apollo 11 at 50 with a Quilt & Book Display | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business 07/10/2019

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OURstory Quilts Selected for Houston International Quilt Festival | Susanne M Jones 06/15/2018

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OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones 05/15/2017

OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones

My latest call for entries: OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric. Check out the details at: http://www.susannemjones.com/ourstory-call-for-entries/.

OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones I am so excited to announce my Call for Entries entitled “OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric,” telling the stories of disenfranchised people and their fights for equal rights. Groups everywhere have struggled to experience equal rights. The rights fought for range from basic freedom as in the…

OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones 01/20/2017

OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones

OURstory Call for Entries | Susanne M Jones OURstory Call for Entries OURstory: Civil Rights Stories in Fabric I am so excited to announce my Call for Entries entitled “OURstory: Civil Rights Stories in Fabric”, telling the stories of disenfranchised people and their fights for equal rights. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act made it illegal to di...

Sacred Threads Exhibition 05/09/2015

Sacred Threads Exhibition

Sacred Threads is coming! Mark your calendars to attend July 10-26 11AM-5PM M-Sat, 1-4 on Sundays at Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon, VA. Volunteer white glovers are needed. Go to www.sacredthreadsquilts.com to volunteer. There will be an exclusive preview night for volunteers only. If you volunteer, you will be invited to the preview night and admission will be free for you on the day(s) that you volunteer. Shifts are 3 hours long, either from 11-2 or 2-5 on weekdays and 1-4 on Sundays. Our artist in residence is Vikki Pignatelli. You are in for a treat if you decide to take one of her classes or attend one of her free Friday lectures.

Sacred Threads Exhibition We had more artworks than ever before. We wish we could have taken all the beautiful artwork. Thank you to everyone that submitted work to our exhibit. We were moved by your work and your stories.

Photos from Quilt Me a Story's post 05/04/2014

Some of the quilts I've made.

03/16/2011

Two presentations underway: Bear Tales for NK-1st grade and Underground Railroad Quilts: Fact or Fiction - an exercise in higher level thinking for grade 4.

02/27/2011

I'm excited! I'm launching my business today. I will be making story quilts to use in telling stories to groups of school children.

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