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Old 06-19-2021, 09:18 AM
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Why don’t you ask her what she wants to see in her quilt, colors, pattern, etc
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by trapmar View Post
Why don’t you ask her what she wants to see in her quilt, colors, pattern, etc
I have of course. She has given me colors but doesnt specify a pattern. She's not a quilter, that's why I asked here.
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:48 AM
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How about a feather quilt?

Here's a free pattern (paper-piece).
http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/20...cing-tutorial/
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:54 AM
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i did a google search with 'sioux indian south dakota blankets'. got lots of pictures that looked adaptable to quilts. south west and siminole are different.
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Old 06-19-2021, 09:59 AM
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Is this going to be a baby quilt or one for her? And what colors does she want? If you look up Sioux blanket patterns, they all follow a similar pattern. The Sioux appeared to do more beading than sewing. Those of us with EQ might could help convert a picture you like to a quilt that might work. I still think the Dream Catcher quilt could work.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:06 AM
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Check out MichelleWatts.com. She is a quilt and fabric designer of Southwest patterns.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by beckyboo1 View Post
I did ask, and her father was from a Sioux tribe in South Dakota.
we recently visited South Dakota and while visiting the “ Crazy Horse” monument saw many beautiful lone star style quilts made by the Native Americans living/ working in the area.
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by beckyboo1 View Post
I did ask, and her father was from a Sioux tribe in South Dakota.
This is great because the connection between the Oglala and quilting is strong. I'm a native South Dakotan and have done lots of research on this.

While not originally a native craft, Morning Star quilts (some call it the Lone Star) replaced buffalo pelts in the 19th century. As most are aware of the buffalo started to disappear at the same time reservations started to appear. Missionary people started to teach quilting to the Lakota and the craft adapted to become part of their giveaway custom. A giveaway was and is a beautiful tradition where a family gives away food, clothing, horses (back in the day), and now quilts (formally buffalo pelts) to honor someone's life (funeral) or an important event (birth of a child). When I was in high school during the state basketball tournament, one of the teams gave a beautiful star quilt to their MVP player. The tradition is to drape it across the shoulders of the recipient. When I graduated from college, several tribal members wore star quilts when they received their diploma. The colors can be symbolic (red, white, yellow, black) or artistic. If you every get to SD, stop at Dignity and admire the quilt she holds.

A Morning Star can make a perfect baby quilt. You would follow the pattern of a Lone Star quilt. I've made a few.

If you want to do more research about this tradition, I can recommend a great book: Morning Star Quilts.

Sorry for the history lecture! Let us know what you decide!

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Originally Posted by homefrontgirl View Post
This is great because the connection between the Oglala and quilting is strong. I'm a native South Dakotan and have done lots of research on this.

While not originally a native craft, Morning Star quilts (some call it the Lone Star) replaced buffalo pelts in the 19th century. As most are aware of the buffalo started to disappear at the same time reservations started to appear. Missionary people started to teach quilting to the Lakota and the craft adapted to become part of their giveaway custom. A giveaway was and is a beautiful tradition where a family gives away food, clothing, horses (back in the day), and now quilts (formally buffalo pelts) to honor someone's life (funeral) or an important event (birth of a child). When I was in high school during the state basketball tournament, one of the teams gave a beautiful star quilt to their MVP player. The tradition is to drape it across the shoulders of the recipient. When I graduated from college, several tribal members wore star quilts when they received their diploma. The colors can be symbolic (red, white, yellow, black) or artistic. If you every get to SD, stop at Dignity and admire the quilt she holds.

A Morning Star can make a perfect baby quilt. You would follow the pattern of a Lone Star quilt. I've made a few.

If you want to do more research about this tradition, I can recommend a great book: Morning Star Quilts.

Sorry for the history lecture! Let us know what you decide!
Thank you for all the information! It's really helpful
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Is this going to be a baby quilt or one for her? And what colors does she want? If you look up Sioux blanket patterns, they all follow a similar pattern. The Sioux appeared to do more beading than sewing. Those of us with EQ might could help convert a picture you like to a quilt that might work. I still think the Dream Catcher quilt could work.
She wants reds, browns, and turquoise at least. Thanks for your offer
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