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Constellation Quilt: Kickstarter Project

by Kenny Hoeschen
$185+   Pledge

It goes without saying that many fans of science fiction are also stargazers — looking up at the skies and wondering what or who might be up there. Emily Fischer, an artist from Brooklyn who is part of Haptic Lab, is producing a “Constellation Quilt, ” intended to “illuminate our connection to the still mysterious universe.”

Each handmade quilt measures 60” square and is made of 100% cotton sateen, dyed a vivid turquoise color. The quilt backing and batting is made of natural cotton. The embroidered gold stars depict the October night sky around the 40th parallel in the Northern Hemisphere and feature constellations like the Big and Little Dipper, Gemini, Orion, Leo, and Taurus; French knots are used to render the Milky Way as a tactile field that crosses the quilt design in a sweeping diagonal. A letterpressed star chart will accompany each quilt to help you locate the constellations.

This project has received a great response from the Kickstarter community. To receive a completed quilt, you must pledge at least $185. The campaign has already sold out the first five production runs of the quilt and is currently taking pledges for the sixth run (delivery expected in early 2014). In total, more than 500 quilts have been purchased through the campaign.

Hurry and get your pledge in soon. The Kickstarter campaign ends June 10

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