In 2020, I shifted some of my science communication and outreach activities to the virtual world – and, to the front door of my house. As it was not possible to share my science quilt collection in-person, I began sewing mini quilts that would fit on the front door and added some supporting text taped to my storm door. This way, people walking by my house could see a piece of science art and learn something about solutions to global climate change. You see, I focused each mini quilt to the sectors of climate solutions defined by Project Drawdown.
I have included here images of each quilt. You can also view a 2-minute video with quick snapshots of the quilt, or view the 8-minute video at the end of this post with my full narration explaining each of the solution sectors in more detail and what the fabrics are showing.
Thank you to my neighbors and educators I’ve shared these quilts with for their enthusiastic reactions and responses to the quilts! Hopefully, each person leaves my front door with more of an awareness, appreciation, and an idea of actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.