As I prepared to join JOIDES Resolution for two months, I was already thinking of how I would continue my presentations and conversations around our activities along the South Atlantic Transect post-expedition. One idea was to have an opportunity for those on board to help contribute to a quilt through their own drawings on squares. So I added to my packing list white fabric squares and fabric markers. Towards the end of our two-month expedition, the scientists and technicians on board JOIDES Resolution were invited to the ship’s conference room to draw something on a square. The topic was open, as long as the theme of their square related to the expedition. The squares surround the the winning design of our expedition logo competition.
Quilt measures 55 inches tall by 36 inches wide and was completed on June 29, 2023.
Quilt showing the contributions of the scientists and technicians on Expedition 390
Microbiologist Mako Takada placing her contest-winning logo for Expedition 390 in the stairwell with other winning logos from prior JR expeditions
Winning logo from EXP 390 design contest
Square capturing the science at sea
Square detailing work of the physical property specialists
Border fabric is from South Africa