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January 23, 2018
Patchwork Nation from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m so excited to finally share a project I got to be a part of last fall! You might know that Craftsy has launched a new subscription service called Craftsy Unlimited, and as part of this they’re adding a whole bunch of new content for members, including a new documentary series, Patchwork Nation. I was lucky enough to have a visit from a film crew and am featured in the first episode! They were particularly interested in my background in science, so you’ll get to hear more about how science influences my quilting (beyond the obvious), get ...

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September 13, 2017
MQG Quilt of the Month – September 2017! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’ve made another science quilt (shocking, I know!), and this one is the Modern Quilt Guild’s September Quilt of the Month, meaning members can download the pattern from the community site! I’m so excited to share the quilt and just a little bit about the science with you.

Molecular Test quilt by Sylvia Schaefer, inspired by gel electrophoresis/Flying Parrot Quilts |

This quilt is called Molecular Test because it is based on a test called “gel electrophoresis” (pronounced “e-lec-tro-FOR-ee-sys”). Scientists use this method to separate molecules (typically, proteins or DNA fragments) by size. Basically, the samples are placed in a gel medium and an electric current is applied, which causes ...

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