You could easily be star-struck at the quilt show in Coburg, Oregon this weekend. Stars of many shapes and sizes were on display. (Forgive some of the poor images – it’s all my cell phone seems to produce. 😦 )
This quilt stood out because all the stars are created with machine embroidery instead of individual pieces of fabric.
Several quilts featured large, single stars. Some were “twisted”.
This quilt is also done with the large star pattern, but the quilter, Kathleen Culver, used an intricate paper piecing method and called it “20 Cranes”.
Each point of the star contains 20 individual crane blocks.
This is one of my favorites. “American Eagle Star” was a gift of appreciation from the Lakota Tribe in South Dakota, but the quilt maker and quilter are unknown.
Other star patterns are optical illusion in nature. Close up the pattern is hard to see until you step back and look at the quilt as a whole.
And then there are the Stars and Stripes variety. This are Quilts of Valor. They are given to men and women who have served our country on the battle field.
I will share some of the more whimsical quilts next time.