Fly Me to the Moon: An Art Quilt Journey is a multifaceted collection including art quilts that: commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honour all the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon.
Artists from eight countries have created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon. They were juried by Lisa Ellis, president of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and Cyndi Souder. Although the quilts are varied in style, the theme is always the same, the moon.
179 art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon since the dawn of time through the Apollo moon walks and beyond. Well-known and new fibre artists have stretched their creative muscles to draw the viewer in to the world of science, romance, history and fantasy. This exhibit has something for everyone. The book about the collection, Fly Me to the Moon: An Art Quilt Journey, was written by curator Susanne Jones.