About Me (Lab Report on Me)
This is Darla, Scientific Quilter, and this is my Lab report about me and my site.
Things I want to achieve with this blog:
- Promote quilting, craftiness, science and math in a non-scary way.
- Promote scientific & mathematical themes in others’ quilts & crafts.
- Use quilting as a medium to explore scientific thought processes.
Other interests for this blog:
- Explore the science behind the crafts.
- Describe and share quilty experiments and results.
Provide a crafty solution to scientific labs done either in classroom or at home.
Science in all its forms is applicable to crafts. Focus on this blog is physical science, but there is plenty of natural science to explore as well. My current passion is quilting, so that’s where most of the entries will center around, but I always delight when I see other blogs, posts and websites that are other sciency crafts.
My knowledge level of science and math is fairly basic, but my love for scientific understanding and reasoning is not. Mr. Wizard was my hero when younger, and now Alton Brown has stepped into that role. I would like to use Good Eats as a muse for this blog. Good Eats shows cooking through the scientific properties of the ingredients, cooking methods, but in the end is still a show about cooking. I would like this blog to discuss quilting through scientific properties and thinking.
I am a scientist, cross stitcher, ex-teacher, simple crafter, simple crocheter, sewer, quilter, and podcaster. My name is Darla and I participate in several quilting communities online. You may see posts and comments on other blogs and forums from Darla or Scientific Quilter – usually either way that’s me.
My undergraduate degree is in physics, with a mathematics minor (almost also a chemistry minor). My master’s degree is in physical science education. I have worked at a planetarium, taught high school physical science, and now work in a production based laboratory. I have found the most joy in jobs when I am able to use my creative side of my brain.
For several years I felt there was something was missing from my life without really knowing what it was. After winning a FREE sewing machine at work, I decided to take up quilting. My passion for crafts is again coming back into my life. Particularly quilting!
Please take a moment to share with me what you think about this blog. I understand that it is different from the others, although I will still find myself talking through my own projects, using them as a lens for my topics.
I also would like input on scientific topics you would like me to explore and share with others. If you’ve created something scientific, feel free to let me know and I will try to highlight it here!
Take care & keep on experimenting!
The podcast for this blog is hosted at:
or you can find me on iTunes under Scientific Quilter.
- Find me and other podcasters on the Big Tent
- Leave a comment on a blog post,
- leave a review on iTunes
If you’re wondering about another scientific quilter site, it is an abandoned website on blogger.com. If you’re curious to see it, my original blog is found here. I currently do not moderate anything on that old blog, please post comments here.