"Baker taught science in rural Iowa, in an era when most institutions of higher education were still closed to women, all the while raising her five surviving children. She used her Solar System quilt to illustrate her astronomy lectures. To ensure the accuracy of her embroidered depiction, Baker traveled to the Chicago Observatory to view sunspots and a comet — most likely the Great Comet of 1882, which had become a national attraction — through the professional telescope there."
I find it so exciting that she spent 7 years working on this and then used it as a teaching tool. Read more here.
"Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube."
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Stewart's Sewing Machines, Mount Zion, Illinois
Stewart's Sewing Machines first opened its doors in 1964 in Decatur, IL. After a stint in the Army flying helicopters, Chan Stewart decided to start a second career focusing on sewing machine sales and maintenance. As times changed, he, along with daughter and co-owner Jana Wrigley, decided to open a quilt shop in Mt. Zion and opened the new store in 1996. With the large array of sewing machines, fabric and notions.
We carry several lines of quality fabrics and offer many different types of sewing machines from standard, straight-stitch machines, embroidery machines, and even sergers. In addition, we have a wide variety of quilt books and patterns as well as an extensive selection of embroidery designs.
Additionally, we carry a variety of sewing cabinets from Koala and Tailormade.
Stewart's is a factory trained and authorized service center, servicing all makes and models of sewing machines and sergers. We currently sell Babylock, Janome, Brother, and Elna machines. Our repair shop is right next to our store so all service work is completed right here at our shop in Mt. Zion.
Our trained sales staff and educators are here to meet all of your sewing and quilting needs. We offer a full line of sewing and quilting classes as well as a variety of "How To" seminars.
Stewart's Sewing Machines
Owner: Jana Wrigley
415 N State Highway 121
Mount Zion, Illinois
(217) 864 -6142
•Tues - Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm
•Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
•Closed Sunday & Monday
Where you can find Pat:
• Join Pat at her quilting Classroom on Facebook! Share your mystery quilt!
• Also join FreeQuiltPatterns.info on Facebook.
• If we have not met yet... it's super nice to know you!... Click here to learn about me.
You can find all the places I hang out at my home page, it's my name http://www.patsloan.com/