Nautical Stars

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    By Judy Mathieson, 1986.
    Inspired by a 13'x15' Compass Rose pen and ink by an unknown artist, circa 1800, in the collection of the Greenfield Village / Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
    The individual compass designs were based on ones I found on navigational charts, quilt patterns, maps and hex signs.
    It was named as one of the 20th Century's 100 Best American Quilts in the exhibit in Houston at Quilt Festival 1999 and is on the cover of the catalog.
    The quilt has received ribons in many shows including Houston Quilt Festival, Quilt National, Visions and Capital City Quilt Show. It appears on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter MAgazine February 1987 and has been pictured in many other publications including a software magazine, a college math textbook, calendars, a pharmaceutical advertising poster and the book Glorious American Quilts.

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    1. modernbasics1 70 months ago | reply

      This is outstanding...
      It gives me a headache just thinking about making it. How and where do you start?!
      Shit, you wouldn't want to get halfway through it, and decide you don't like it!

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