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Solar System Quilt

This is my creative inspiration for the morning – a Solar System Quilt created by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876.


According to various web sources – teacher, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, created this embroidered quilt in 1876 as a visual aid for her community astronomy lectures. It’s now part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Don’t you just love the comet? And the surrounding stars which must represent the Milky Way? I sure do.

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