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jm‘Dream Rocket’ director to speak at Marshall Association meeting Jan. 26

The Marshall Association will hold its next luncheon meeting Jan. 26, featuring a guest speaker who is taking a quilting project to new heights.

Jennifer Marsh, director of the “Dream Rocket” project, will discuss how the project works with individuals, schools and organizations to create and submit over 8,000 quilt panels to represent the dreams people have from all over the world. During May and June, the quilt will be completely wrapped over the 363-foot Saturn V rocket model in front of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, making it the world’s largest collaborative art project with 30,467 square feet of material.

The project is supported by the International Fiber Collaborative, a nonprofit organization founded in Huntsville by Marsh in 2007. The organization promotes global, collaborative, public art initiatives, seeking to connect art and education in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Marshall Association meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the Redstone Officers’ & Civilians’ Club in Building 130 on Golf Course Road. Lunch will be $13 for Marshall Association members and $15 for nonmembers. Team members planning

to attend should contact Angie Williams at angie., or call 544-2797 by noon Jan. 22. Any cancellations after that date or no-shows will be expected to pay.

For those interested in joining the association, a $25 membership fee can be paid at the door, or contact Teresa Foley-Batts at or 544-0335. Membership is open to the entire Marshall community.

Membership dues help fund scholarships for college- bound children of association members. The association typically grants two or more awards annually: one to a student pursuing a technical degree in a field such as science, engineering or mathematics; and another to a student majoring in a nontechnical field. Eligible applicants for 2010 scholarships must be entering their freshman year of college this fall. The call for scholarship applications will be announced in the near future.

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For more information on the Dream Rocket, visit