There are many individuals that have contributed to the development of the Stories from the South Atlantic Ocean quilt collection. I would like to thank former Onboard Outreach Officers Jennifer Field and Maya Pincus for taking photos on JOIDES Resolution that were utilized in a couple of the quilts. I greatly appreciate the assistance of Jennifer Hertzberg (IODP JRSO DAM Administrator) with the MerlinOne photo archive and providing additional images and information. I am grateful for the time and expertise of JR Captain Jake Robinson (Expedition 390) for providing important ship details that enhance the quilt descriptions and narratives.

For the quilts where long-arm quilting was utilized, Old Country Store Fabrics (Intercourse, PA) provided consultations and excellent support. I appreciate the service and enthusiasm by Carol and the entire staff for their work on this collection. Guest speakers and members of the Undercover Quilters quilting guild (Brookhaven, PA) provided inspiration for some of the quilt designs and techniques. Additional quilt shops where I purchased fabric to complete the quilts include: Homesewn (Media, PA); Log Cabin Quilt Shop (Bird-in-Hand, PA); The Crabby Quilter (Annapolis, MD); Peak To Peak Stitching (Estes Park, CO); The Quilters Cottage (Eureka Springs, AR); Flying Geese Fabric & Quilts (Kodiak, AK); The Rookery (Kodiak, AK). Fabrics were also purchased at JoAnn's and on Etsy from FrenchConnectionsNC. 

The use of fabrics, especially Three Cats Shweshwe (a Da Gama Textile manufactured in South Africa) was inspired from a visit to Mnandi Textiles and a trip across the street to Black Chillie Style, with 390 scientist Claire Routledge and her mother right after Claire and I departed JOIDES Resolution. This shopping trip and their enthusiasm laid the foundation for the seventeen quilts made post-expedition that each include a Three Cats Shweshwe fabric.

My appreciation extends to the scientists, technicians, and JOIDES Resolution crew from IODP Expedition 390 for their support and enthusiasm during and after my time on the South Atlantic Transect for this quilting project.

Financial support for Stories from the South Atlantic Ocean was provided through The Pennsylvania State University/Distinguished Professor Research Funds and the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP).