Last fall my husband told me about a really neat project underway that would be perfect as a homeschool venture. Businesses, classrooms, various groups, clubs and individuals all around the world are attempting to cover the 363 foot tall Saturn V rocket that is on display at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama in a one of a kind blanket of dreams. Each group will design a 2’x2’ quilt square that represents their dreams for the future.
Once submitted, these squares will be sown together in what will become the world’s largest cumulative art project. The cover will be unveiled in 2011 as a reminder of JFK’s challenge to America in the midst of the space race of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” It will take 8000 fabric squares to cover the 37 story tall rocket and it is hoped that the project will unite participants from 100 countries and all 50 states.
Of course I was interested, but it cost $100 to reserve your space, a bit high for an individual family, right? Well, I was thrilled to discover that now, for a limited time; just over 3,000 spaces can be reserved for only $20. So I jumped on the opportunity to participate.
So what are you waiting for? What is your dream for a better tomorrow?