In order to “tag” our new Research Hub MakerSpace as true makers would, a quilted sign was proposed and the Kenan Science Library invited the UNC community to help with its construction. The quilt was designed by two quilter librarians and made by eleven makers from across campus including three undergraduate students, one graduate student, six librarians and one chemistry researcher.
Several of the undergraduates were first time quilters and utilized the sewing machines in the MakerSpace to complete their blocks. The designers and two of the makers are part of the MakerSpace “String Theory,” a group of makers that meets monthly to work on their own projects including quilting, knitting, jewelry making and others. The quilt design uses the three primary colors of the MakerSpace and incorporates the Research Hub logo and University’s logo of the Old Well.