Reach for the Stars

Jan Lanahan1986

The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, United States

"Reach for the Stars" was made as a tribute to the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Lanahan used all types of fabrics from her scrap bag, overdyeing and bleaching some to get the effects she wanted.


  • Title: Reach for the Stars
  • Creator: Jan Lanahan
  • Date Created: 1986
  • Physical Location: Collection of The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 66" x 82"
  • Subject Keywords: Quilt, Fiber Art, Fabric Art, Challenger Space Shuttle
  • Type: Quilt
  • External Link: The National Quilt Museum
  • Medium: Fabric
  • Techniques Used: Hand pieced, hand quilted
  • Materials Used: Cottons, flannels, satins

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