The International Fiber Collaborative, was founded by Ms. Jennifer Marsh in a response to the growing need within her community for supplemental arts education for public schools, community arts, and perhaps most importantly, an outlet for individuals around the world to find common ground. Using the arts as a vehicle for learning, collaboration, and inspiration, the IFC continues to address the increasing needs of society, communities, and individuals.
The Dream Rocket Project
In 2009, the IFC launched its current project, the Dream Rocket project is a large scale collaborative wrap. Up to 8,000 artworks will be created by individuals from various regions of the world, and then connected side by side to wrap the 365’ Saturn V Moon Rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The designated theme of the panels, “Dare to Dream”, challenges individuals to expand beyond the present state of the world and imagine the future. Perhaps most importantly, individuals are challenged to imagine their contribution to that future. These individual dreams & aspirations will combine to create a monumental 32,000 sq ft work art, providing a tangible demonstration of the beauty of individuals collaborating to meet universal challenges.
The creation of the panels has been a catalyst for creativity in health care facilities, libraries, schools, museums, and for individuals. While the Dream Rocket team works on collecting submitted artworks for this giant wrap, they are placing submitted artworks on display in national & international venues up until the time that the Saturn V is wrapped. In just this past year, submitted artworks have or will participate in 42 exhibits and counting.
Saturn V Rocket Wrapping Date: May & June 2014 (60 day display)
Health, Community, Conservation, Science, Technology, Space, Peace, Freedom, Equality, Education....
1. Reserve a Spot: Click Here
2. Check Artwork Due Dates and Scheduled Shows: Click Here
3. Artwork Size:
Dream Theme: 2 feet x 2 feet (0.60960 meters x 0.60960 meters)
Visionary: 4 feet x 4 feet (1.219 2 meter x 1.219 2 meter)
4. Choose a Dream Theme (Health, Community, Conservation, Science, Technology, Space, Peace, Freedom, Equality, Education, other)
5. Can you see through your artwork?
If so, please add an extra layer so that when we hang your artwork we are not able to see through it.
6. Batting is not necessary
7. Submission Form: Submit our online submission form: Click Here
8. Mail to:
Examples of Backer Materials: Canvas, Burlap, Cotton, Recycled Material, etc. (However backing is not required if you are crocheting, knitting, or weaving your panel. Examples of
Techniques: Painting, Collage, Weaving, Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Stitching, Felting. You can invent your own technique, I have seen people whom print photographs on fabric, or even use laminating to put a collage together to create their panel.
Recyclable Examples: Trash Bags, Old Cassette Tape, Soda Labels, (all of which is soft and sew able). Some other examples of what Participants have used...Quilting, Appliqué, Machine Sewing, Painting, Stitching, Cotton, Digital Images cut and Sewn, Ribbon, Silk, Acrylic Paint, Plastic Tarp, Fabrics, Hand Sewing, Buttons, Beads, Dolls, Jute, Sharee, Handmade Fabric, Felt, Fusible Fibers, Water Proof Glue, Yarns, Nylon, and Polyester, Permanent Ink Markers,
Commercial Cotton, Batik Cotton, Cotton Batting, Wonder Under, Misty Fuse, Angelina Fibers, Rayon Thread, Ahead, Beads-Glass, Acrylic Paint, Free-Motion Quilting, Beading. Lots of recyclables, fabric, plastics, waterproof glue, acrylic paint, candy wrappers, buttons, cut-up recycled clothing, oil Pastels.
The Dream Rocket Project has partnered with SilverGraphics.
"Our art-based fundraiser turns each child’s individual full color art into a variety of unique and personal custom gifts for the whole family!" -SilverGraphics