A curator and a scientist walked into a classroom...and made a quilt. Quilters Laura McDowell Hopper, curator at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, and Courtney Gallaher, science professor at NIU, partnered to create a unique college classroom experience centered on quiltmaking. Forty college undergraduates in a class called "Women in Science" were taught design skills and basic sewing. The result was a quilt that allowed young people to honor overlooked female contributions to science using an art form that was historically overlooked in fine art fields. This lecture covers techniques for engaging young people in quilting, tips for successful collaborative quilt projects, and ways to use quilting to make statements. The talk concludes with a screening of the "Women in Science Quilt Project" documentary created by award-winning filmmaker Randy Caspersen.