Historically, star patterns were created with plant dyes and adorned buffalo hides and tipis. When missionaries arrived in the mid-to-late 1800’s, they introduced textiles and sewing to Native American women and the star quilt was born.
What is a star quilt?
Star quilts are given to mark important life events, like graduation. For the Lakota (Sioux) people, the star quilt — wičháȟpi owíŋža — represents honor and generosity.
Who is the owner of Missouri Star Quilt Company?
Jenny Doan sits with her daughter Sarah Galbraith, who co-founded Missouri Star Quilt Co., outside two of the new restaurants the company bankrolled in downtown Hamilton, Mo.
How many stores does Missouri Star Quilt Company have?
Our 12 quilt shops in Hamilton, Missouri are a destination for quilters from all over the world.
What is the significance of a star blanket?
Star quilts are designed by the Dakota/Lakota/Nakota peoples. It is believed that when you are wrapped in a star quilt, your ancestors are amongst you and with you. Blankets are given at weddings and upon the birth of a child. They are also given to recognize elders and those involved in a worthy endeavour.