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Quilts of Love series #15

Lone Star This quilt was made in June of 1944, by the True Blue Class of Spedden Church, to pay tribute to locals serving in WWII and to raise funds. This quilt was lent by Dorchester County Historical Society.

On Capitol Hill, Senator Tim Johnson and the South Dakota Delegation honored WWII Veteran and code talker Clarence Wolf Guts with a Star Quilt. July 12, 2006 Last South Dakota code talker buried STURGIS, S.D. (AP) -- The last of the ... code talkers of South Dakota who served during WWII has been laid to rest. Clarence Wolf Guts ... 86... died June 16 at the South Dakota Veterans Home in Hot Springs. ... one of 11 Lakota, Nakota and Dakota code talkers...

The Agard Family Quilts Star quilts are a Sioux tradition, and this Standing Rock Lakota family has been making gorgeous ones for 70 years.

An original and unusual 1920's version of the Lone Star, with added Carolina Lily blocks. From the Lehigh Valley, PA, it measures about 78 x 79 inches, in excellent condition.

The Agard Family Quilts Star quilts are a Sioux tradition, and this Standing Rock Lakota family has been making gorgeous ones for 70 years.

Kepsey Fixico and Faye Baker, both of the Muskogee Creek Nation, and Marilyn Thunder Hawk, of the Sicangu Lakota Tribe, handstitch a fire-colored star quilt. The three Lawrence residents are part of Piece by Piece, a group that uses quilting to share skills and oral traditions with young people. Photo by Thad Allender/Journal-World Photos

CENTER STAR QUILT / artist unidentified, New England, 1815–1825, glazed wool, 100 1/2 x 98 in., American Folk Art Museum, gift of Cyril Irwin Nelson in honor of Robert Bishop, American Folk Art Museum director (1977–1991), 1986.13.1

Made by Marta Berta Theresa Dubberke (1899-1963) who was born in Germany and immigrated to USA in 1939 – the second time. She lived in total poverty with no indoor plumbing or electricity even up to 1963. Yet, Berta loved to sew and this quilt is a testament to her wanting to have something pretty to brighten her life. Berta never had any money in order to buy fabric so she made do with gifts and pieces from friends and she also loved the color pink in huge amounts as this quilt testifies. It is made from the ubiquitous polyesters of the 1940’s.

PICTURED: An unidentified Lakota quilter works on a patchwork quilt with Star blocks. Photo courtesy of Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum.

From southeastern PA, but designed by Hubert Ver Mehren of Iowa, this very art deco 1930's quilt features bright color and striking pattern - an eleven pointed starburst! In crisp, unused condition, it measures about 80 inches square.

Lemoyne Star Quilt From the Lehigh Valley of PA, this Lemoyne star quilt dates from ca.1880. In crisp, unused condition, it measures about 78 inches square.