Monday Morning Stars.

Just what the doctor ordered to light up your week—a half dozen Morning Star quilts documented in The Quilt Index spanning two centuries and six states. Enjoy!

Broken Star, Star of Bethlehem, Blazing Star Top By: Schrock, Amanda Mast Period: 1930-1949 Date: c. 1935 Location Made: Arthur, Illinois (IL) USA Contributor: Illinois State Museum


Star of Bethlehem variation Top By: Brooks, Mrs. Mary (Nancy?) Bird Period: 1800-1849 Date: c. 1813 Location Made: Kentucky (KY) USA Project Name: Kentucky Quilt Project Contributor: University of Louisville Archives and Records Center


Star of Bethlehem Top By: Maker, unknown Period: 1800-1849 Date: 1825-1850 Location Made: Unknown Project Name: MassQuilts Contributor: Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project – MassQuilts


Broken Star; Blazing Star; Diadem Star; Star of Bethlehem Top By: Foster, Nellie M. Period: 1930-1949 Date: 1935 Location Made: Nebraska (NE) USA Project Name: Nebraska Quilt Project (Lincoln Quilters Guild) Contributor: University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Lone Star Pattern Names: An Aesthetic Quilt, Star of the East, Star of Bethlehem, Blazing Star, Rising Star, Pride of Texas, Star of Stars, Rising Sun, Overall Star Pattern Top By: Mayborn, Bessie Estella Jackson Quilted By: Mayborn, Bessie Estella Jackson Period: 1901-1929 Date: 1925 Location Made: Laramie, Wyoming (WY) United States Project Name: Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc. Contributor: Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.


Lone Star Pattern Names: Star of Bethlehem; eight-pointed star; Gwyer Family Quilt Top By: Gwyer, Sarah Hall Period: 1850-1875 Date: ca. 1860 Location Made: New York (NY) USA Project Name: Permanent Collection Contributor: DAR Museum


You can Browse more Morning Start quilts in The Quilt Index here. Watch a video tutorial on using the Browse by Pattern feature in The Quilt Index here:

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance


Reblogged this on Catbird Quilt Studio and commented:
Do you use the Quilt Index? There are tens of thousands of quilts catalogued there. Check out this post by the Quilt Alliance, and view the short video tutorial on using the index. Then bookmark the Quilt Index for future use!

Thanks for reminding me about this great resource. As more museums digitally archive their quilt collections us quilters can see wonders often stored in the back rooms.

    Thank you! May we use your comment in our testimonials? You crystallized the reason for and importance of the Quilt Index so well.

What a great resource! They have a $.99 app for ipad, so I now have it at my fingertips. Thanks for the tip.

What an incredible resource! So pleased to know it exists!

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