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Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, these fantastic, undulating shapes lie within the stellar nursery known as M17, the Omega Nebula. This Nebula is in the constellation Sagittarius which is around 5,500 light years away from Earth. The green glow is Hydrogen and the red and blue are traces of sulfur and oxygen.

scientific data taken from NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day This quilt won 2nd place in the innovative pieced catagory in Houston Texas at the International Quilt “World of Beauty” competition in 2005. It was also selected for the 2004 Fayetteville Museum of Art Show: 32nd Annual Competition for NC Artists

This quilt hangs in a business in Charlotte, NC