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Out of This World BOM Block One: The Space Shuttle
Pat’s theme this year, 'Out of This World!' is very exciting! She is going to have a fun twist on the theme each month when she shares her block. We are all space crazy here at the office, so this theme is very exciting. It’s going to be a ‘Blast’ this year!

The block pattern download is further down the page after Pat tells you about the inspiration for this month's block down below.

The supply list and blocks during the year will always be found at our landing page for the Mystery. The five prior years are also still available at the ‘Mystery BOM’ tab above.

CLICK HERE for the Project Page if you are just joining us or to download the supply list!

At the end of our posts each month we showcase two amazing quilt shops. You will be able to find new shops to visit on your travels.

Also be sure to visit Pat’s page for additional tips, hints, information, and to enter your block for a chance to win her giveaway each month!

Pat Sloan About This Month's Block

Sometimes the ideas for sew-alongs come about in interesting ways. I saw this darling fabric with rockets and moons. It brought back memories of space things I have experienced over the years. Then I got to thinking, I bet a lot of you have space in your blood. Maybe you actually have worked on the space program, or you loved watching the moon landing, had a favorite TV show, or like me, maybe your kick off to space love was a certain incident.

Mine is this photo above. My husband Gregg and I lived in St. Louis. He worked for McDonnell Douglas that was a NASA partner.

The Enterprise was the first shuttle that all the testing was done on. It didn’t fly into space, but it did all the hard trials needed to make space flight possible for later shuttles.

While living in St. Louis, the Enterprise was ending its working life and taking a tour. We were up high on a hillside and had a chance to see her fly in and land, it was breathtaking.

From that moment forward, I was excited about space.

Click here to learn more about the Enterprise.

Photo credits: Gregg L. Sloan

There are so many great, and sadly not so great, moments with the space shuttles. I never tire of their shape, their grace, and what they accomplished.

Living right outside Washington DC, we live just minutes from the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. Home to the Discovery space shuttle.

The Enterprise was originally at this museum, then they swapped it out for the Discovery. How lucky are we that twice in our lifetime we had the opportunity to see a space shuttle piggy back to a location. On the day it was to arrive, our area was abuzz!! There are a lot of people here and a lot of places you could see the shuttle fly in. With radios on we got to a shopping center parking lot that would on the approach path and had the wonderful experience of seeing the Discovery come to our area! Gregg is a wonderful photographer and took this shot as it flew so close you felt like you could reach up and touch it.

You can visit the museum and be wowed by the Space shuttle, click here for more info.

Quote of the Month

Each month I’ll share a quote about space, it’s been fun researching them!

“Space is for everybody. It's not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That's our new frontier out there, and it's everybody's business to know about space”  -- Christa McAuliffe

Learn more about this amazing teacher

** CLICK over to my website to see a few more photos of the shuttle at the museum, pick up a kit if you want one, there are still a few left, and then add your block to my quilt show on my website, you might be my monthly random pick to win a prize!

Do you have a favorite memory of the space program? What first got you interested in space? We’d love to hear it, tell us in the comments!

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Featured Shops
Meet another set of GREAT quilt shops this month! Once you download the block, visit them, it’s so fun to find new quilt shops to visit!

A Little Fabric Store, Yorktown, Texas

Welcome to a unique, one of a kind fabric store located in Yorktown, Texas. We offer 100% cotton quilting fabric from most all major manufacturers such as RJR, Marcus, Michael Miller, Moda, Red Rooster, Clothworks, Henry Glass, Spectrix, Elizabeth's Studios and the list goes on... We have western prints, florals, kids and baby prints, seasonal prints, panels, and a good supply of basics and blenders. All fabric is TOP quality and can only be found in quilt shops. We also carry  sewing and quilting gadgets, supplies, thread, needles, patterns, etc... You never know what you will find when shopping here and please ask for help when you don't find what you are looking for. Always check out our specials! Please feel free to e-mail me any suggestions or concerns about the website.

Owner: Sarah Hahn

A Little Fabric Store

441 W. 5th

Yorktown, Texas 78164  


Phone: 361-564-9455

Tues & Fri: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sun: Closed

Sew Into Quilts, Deer Park, Washington
Sew-Into-Quilts & Sew-Fix-It opened in December 2015 with a goal to provide the Deer Park and the northeastern, WA, area with the best in quality, service, and education. In addition to stocking the fabrics, notions, patterns and other essentials quilters need to finish their projects. We also offer onsite sewing machine repair services, a widening range of fun, interactive classes and even Quilting Birthday Parties. We are the area Handi-Quilter representatives with machines on display and for rent.

After their quilting friends and associates voiced problems they’d experienced concerning consumer-friendly business hours and class availability, owners, Jim and Twila Prociw decided to work together to fulfill the creative needs of quilters in their local community. In September 2016, there son Casey joined the business.

Twila enjoys quilting, the wonderful friends she has made in and through the quilting community. Jim is a certified technician who is qualified to work on all sewing machine makes and models including long arms. Casey is learning how to quilt and use all the machines in shop, along with being trained for the sharpening.

Sew-Into-Quilts encourages all who have project questions or machine problems to drop by the store, where they can answer your questions or help draw upon vast pool experience and knowledge of the community quilters who are ever willing to share ideas and offer solutions.

Owner: Twila Prociw


110 West Crawford Street
P.O. Box 398
Deer Park, WA 99006


Phone: (509) 276-2035

Sunday - Closed
Monday & Friday – 9am - 5pm
Saturday - 9am - 4pm

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