SciQuilt – NOAA’s key focus areas

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February 20, 2022 by Dr. G

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is “an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them” (from About our agency). This quilt highlights the key focus areas of NOAA’s work: research, weather, climate, ocean & coasts, fisheries, charting, satellites, marine & aviation, sanctuaries, and education.

This quilt was completed on February 17, 2022. The quilt measures 39 inches across by 49 inches in height. The majority of fabrics representing the key focus areas came from Spoonflower.

The fabric used for the letters N-O-A-A has a snowflake pattern, calling attention to the work NOAA does with the crysophere. The back of the quilt is not featured in the video, but it is the same fabric used for the hanging sleeve. The gallery of images below shows some of these quilt details not in the video.

  • NOAA quilt hanging on wall
  • Photo of quilt zoomed in on the upper-left corner that says NOAA
  • Zoomed in on letters N-O-A-A that shows snowflake pattern in fabric
  • Photo of brown, nautical fabric
  • Photo of brown, nautical fabric

This is the first of a mini-colleciton of quilts highlighting the work and mission of NOAA I created in 2022.

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