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Washington, Jul 6 (Canadian-Media): The Science, Technology and Business Division of Library of Congress, Washington is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission with a display of books from the Library’s general collection, paired with a selection of fiber art quilts from the private Fly Me to the Moon collection, Library of Congress reports said.
Beginning July 16th, the anniversary of the mission launch, through July 17th, from 8:30am to 3:00pm each day, the quilts will be on display in the Science and Business Reading Room on the 5th floor of the John Adams Building.
The books will remain on display through July 24th, the anniversary of the astronauts’ return to Earth.
Original photograph of the splashdown of Splashdown by Sarah Entsminger, used with
Apollo 14 as included in Apollo: through the permission. (Fly me to the moon)/Credit: Lib
eyes of the astronauts/Credit: Lib of Congress of Congress
The idea The Fly Me to the Moon quilt collection was perceived by Susanne Miller Jones, the author of the book: Fly me to the moon, an art quilt journey. Originally inspired by the upcoming 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, Jones, the book’s title and theme also reflect the author’s favorite song, “Fly me to the moon.”
Susanne Miller Jones. Image credit: Twitter handle
In October 2017, a selection of the Fly Me to the Moon quilts were featured in a Science and Business Reading Room display celebrating the Moon. The new display will include returning quilts, as well as quilts not seen previously at the Library of Congress.
Several of the artists will be on hand to answer questions.