Alumna's global initiative coincides with 50th anniversary of lofty challenge

Jennifer Marsh (CCAD '04) is dreaming big for the next project she's organizing on behalf of the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), a nonprofit grassroots organization she founded in 2007.

The Dream Rocket project aims to completely cover a 38-story, 363-foot-tall Saturn V rocket replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL with a massive 30,000-square-foot quilt. Consisting of thousands of hand-crafted fabric and mixed-media panels that represent dreams for the future and visionaries of the past, the quilt will be made by schools, groups, and individuals from more than 100 countries and 50 states. The large-scale work is scheduled to be finished in May and June 2011 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's challenge of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.

Marsh's previous large-scale public art pieces include the wrapping of an abandoned gas station in Syracuse, NY in 2008, and Huntsville's Interdependence Tree Project in 2009 where participants from around the world contributed handmade leaves that were affixed to a large handmade tree.

For more information and to learn how to participate go to the Dream Rocket website.