Out of This World BOM Block Two: Space Shows
Pat’s theme this year, 'Out of This World!' was blasted off last month and now we are heading into a fun topic for February.
The block pattern download is further down the page after Pat tells you about the inspiration for this month's block down below.
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Pat Sloan About This Month's Block - Space in the Morning
Quick… name the first Space-Age TV show you can think of! Is it your favorite? Did you watch a ton of them?
Living in Europe during most of the heyday of space TV shows with none of the shows watched in the US, I ended up being hooked on them when I went to college in the late '70s.
Jeannie was so smart and clever, the Jetsons magical... cars in space? And My Favorite Martian always made me laugh!
What I loved was how quirky and fun the shows were. Things that were incredible to believe, they made believable. See my quote at the end, and how it is now true!
Fast forward to Star Trek, the master of Space shows! The entire crew and all their personalities over the years has captured fans for a lifetime. Are you a Trekkie?
Learn more about some of my favorite shows and tell me in the comments what yours favorites are!
Photo credits: Gregg L. Sloan
Space on the Big Screen
My space movie memories started in 1968 when I saw both Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey at the movie theater.
Such different movies! I really need to watch both again. At the time Space Odyssey was just odd and I couldn’t get the concept of it. So It is the one I really want to watch again.
My all time favorite Space movies as an adult are:
• The Matrix 1999 – being a computer science person everything about this was fun and intriguing to me.
• E.T. 1982 - because.. you know.. I wanted E.T. to come live with me!
• Star Wars 1977 - Who didn’t want to be Princess Leia! I was an adult and wanted to be her.
Now onto my block for this month!
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Quote of the Month
Each month I’ll share a quote about space, this time it’s from a TV show, The Jetsons.
Jetson’s Cartoons quote:
"George Jetson: Nobody could dial a breakfast like mother."
As a kid I loved all those ‘illogical’ sounding things that happened on the show… dial a breakfast.. crazy talk! Now.. you can dial a breakfast in so many ways.
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Do you have a favorite space TV show? What is your first memory of seeing a space show on TV? We’d love to hear it, tell us in the comments!
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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!
Stonemountain & Daughter, Berkeley, California
The father/daughter team who owns Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, Bob & Suzan, are the third and fourth generations of the Steinberg family in the California fabric industry. Learn about Stonemountain & Daughter's rich history - from 1919 Los Angeles, to the Psychedelic 60s, to our much beloved Berkeley storefront.
Steinberg & Sons was established in 1919 down in Los Angeles. Bob grew up in the family business working with his father, grandfather, and uncles.
In 1967, Bob established Bob Steinberg's Fabric Emporium in West Hollywood on Melrose Avenue, where Suzan worked and played as a child.
This store was a major change in how fabric was sold on the retail level. It was one of the first natural fiber fabric stores with rooms of imported fabrics from all over the world, including calicos, paisleys and one of the finest collections of prints from India and Africa.
After completing her studies at UC Berkeley, Suzan joined her father at the store's new location in the East Bay community. Thus, Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics was born!
Three expansions and 36 years later, the store has grown into a top fabric and sewing center in Berkeley.
Come explore 6,000 square feet full of potential!
Read the full store history at http://www.stonemountainfabric.com/history.htm
Owner: Suzan Steinberg
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
2518 Shattuck Ave
Mon & Fri - 10am – 6:30pm
Saturday - 10am - 6 pm
Sun - 11am – 5:30 pm
Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing, Stafford, Virginia
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