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Stars of the Prairie

by Pride of the Prairie Quilters

Stars of the Prairie<br />Pride of the Prairie's 2012 Raffle Quilt<br /><br />(Click on a thumbnail image below for a larger picture.)<br /><br />

Stars of the Prairie
Pride of the Prairie's 2012 Raffle Quilt

(Click on a thumbnail image below for a larger picture.)

Our 2012 raffle quilt, "Stars of the Prairie" is truly a guild project, with 75 members involved in its piecing and applique.

All of the stars, large and small, and the dogtooth borders are paper pieced. The appliqued flowers, leaves and stems are sewn with finished, turned edges. It is estimated that there are well over 100 fabrics sewn into this beautiful work which includes reproduction fabrics, batiks and various cottons, making it a scrappy masterpiece.

Award-winning long-arm quilter, Monica Troy of Lemont, IL, designed and stitched the beautiful quilting designs that make our stars twinkle and our flowers bloom. The backside of this marvelous quilt is truly as eye-catching as the front.

The inspiration for the design came from several sources, including an antique quilt which used strips of stars as sashing, framing large stars set on point. This same setting has also been used by several designers, with the addition of the dogtooth and appliqued borders. Our design committee felt that these design elements would enable the participation of a large number of quilters.

Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The winner’s name will be drawn at the April 2012 Pride of the Prairie Quilters guild meeting.

We are so very thankful for the commitment, skills and participation of our guild members as we are all the “Stars of the Prairie”!

The design committee members include Julie Baird, Beth Grossman, Sylvia Khanifar, Alice Krzak, Sandy Piatek, Jo Sheppard and Jill Stuck.

Pride of the Prairie Quilters
2012 Quilt Show Information

Location:Richland Grade School
1919 Canton Farm Road
Crest Hill, IL
Just 1/4 mile west of Caton Farm & Weber Road
See map below
Dates:March 10, Saturday, 9am to 5pm
March 11, Sunday, 11am to 4pm
Admission:   $5.00
With over 300 quilts plus wearable arts and all the 2011 Challenge Quilt entries, there is something for everyone!

Quilt appraisals are available by appointment.

Other activities include...
  • Our scrumptious Bake Sale - this just gets more tantalizing every year!

  • Used Magazine and Gently Used Book Sale

  • Raffle Baskets for all interests

  • Scissor Sharpening

  • Merchant Mall

  • on-going demonstrations on a variety of quilting techniques

...and the opportunity to view our Raffle Quilt in person.

We hope to see you at the show!

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Nov 05, 2019
Pattern available?
by: Charlotte

Is this available as a pattern for purchase? I would love to buy it.

From the Editor:

Unfortunately, this exact quilt is not available as a pattern. It was inspired by several different quilts, most notably Carol Doak's "50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars". (I've made that a link so you can see the book.)

We sought permission from Carol Doak to use her patterns. She graciously gave it.

I then redrafted all the stars used in the quilt (in EQ) to make them float on their backgrounds to minimize cutting off any points.

It was a labor of love.


Julie Baird

Mar 21, 2012
Stars of the Prairie
by: Kisa

What a beautiful quilt! I am in awe at the detail in this quilt. Truely truely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Apr 25, 2011
Wonderful Quilt
by: Patricia

I just found this site and was so excited that the first picture I clicked on was from someplace so close to me! I live in Naperville, IL.
Your guild did a beautiful job on this quilt!

Mar 21, 2011
by: Anonymous

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! My compliments to your guild!

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