The RAS bicentennial quilt project officially launched at the beginning of October 2019. Since then the society has:
- Hosted three stitching sessions at the offices in Burlington House where participants have worked on the solar system side of the quilt:
- The orbital paths of Neptune, Uranus, Earth and Mercury have been completed.
- Work has begun on Saturn and the Kuiper belt.
- Taken part in national museums day at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
- Received six squares for the patchwork side of the quilt:
- The squares depict a variety of astronomical and geophysical images (see picture above).
- The squares have been made using a variety of methods including: patchwork, beading, embroidery, fabric printing and cyanotype.
- Been featured in two print publications: Astronomy & Geophysics and British Patchwork & Quilting.
There's still time to get involved in the project, click here for more information.