Our customers love star quilts. They are a traditional, timeless design, and can be modernized with different fabrics and designs.
Why Star Quilts? There are several theories as to why stars are part of quilts. As cotton fabric became more available commercially in the first half of the 19th century women were freed to experiment with a wonderful variety of colors and prints in their quilt making. The first name for this quilt is the "Mathematical Star," and describes quilts in England and along the Eastern U.S. seaboard (AKA Star of Bethlehem, Morning Star and Lone Star and Star of the East). Each name is a reflection of the people and regions where the quilt was originally made.
For Native Americans, stars symbolize life, spirituality, and community. The planet Venus was their guiding star. It represented the direction from which spirits travel to Earth, symbolizing immortality. Star quilts are a symbolic way to honor and protect that person on their journey through life. They may be given to honor a special friend or family member, to a newly married couple, or to parents in celebration of a child’s birth.
Designs include one large lone star that covers most of the top of a quilt and range to quilts that include 4, 5, 6 and 8 points. It's been said "Stars are not simple but they are fun!"
We are in love with our custom design, simply known as "Star Patch." Star Patch has simple country charm with six coordinating rustic red, tan, and black plaid or checked fabrics in a traditional star and nine-patch motif. See our Star Patch here...we hope you'll love it as much as we do!