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Star Quilts on the Northern Plains of Montana: Part 2 - Star Quilters

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Now that you know a brief history of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and the origin of Star quilts within the Indian culture (read about that here), I want to introduce you to a quilter from Poplar, Montana who has been making an impact on the quilting community for over 25 years. Rose Atkinson has been teaching the Star Quilt Techniques course at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC) since 1995. FPCC is located on 2 campuses in Wolf Point and Poplar and offers an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and several Certificate programs. The Star Quilt Techniques...

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Star Quilts on the Northern Plains of Montana: Part 1 - A Brief History

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Spend about 5 seconds scrolling through my Instagram feed or quilt patterns and my love of the Star quilt is quickly made apparent. This is not a recent love, it goes way back. So let's start at the beginning.... (And by beginning I mean before Montana was even a state.)   A very brief history of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation As I said in my Big Sky Star blog post, I grew up north of Wolf Point, Montana which is the largest town located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the Plains of northeast Montana (shown in red on the map)....

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