A Field of Stars

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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. 😦 )

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This quilt stood out because all the stars are created with machine embroidery instead of individual pieces of fabric.

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Several quilts featured large, single stars. Some were “twisted”.

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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”.

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Each point of the star contains 20 individual crane blocks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I will share some of the more whimsical quilts next time.

Until then,
Happy Quilting!

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2 thoughts on “A Field of Stars

  1. Lois Oleson says:

    I can’t even begin to think of all the work they have put into the quilts DawnMarie. Amazing.

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