Montana Quilts
Gallery Quilt Services Artist Info Blog Links Home

Life with Linda



Ode to Grandmother


Our book Montana Star Quilts tells the history of morning star quilts.

Follow my Blog:

Fiber Art Before and Beyond

Montana Quilts on Etsy

Parker Snowe on Etsy

What's New?

Winter sale at Snow Farm

Art quilts are currently on display at Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls Montana


Linda Parker artist resume

Fiber artist Linda Parker of Montana Quilts has been a quilter since 1976. She is the author of Montana Star Quilts and designer of quilt patterns. Linda spoke at the Smithsonian, Common Threads Symposium in 1999. Her work is currently on display at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena Montana. In 1993 Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, featured Linda’s book and collection of Native American Indian star quilts. In September of 2003 she had a one woman show at the Myrna Loy Theatre in Helena. 2008 one of 25 folk artist chosen for the National Folk Festival in Butte. The fire quilts were featured in the 'Eudora Welty' winter 2008 newsletter.


Montana Star Quilts


Bitterroot Star, 1984
Sweetgrass Mountain Star, 1984
Grandfather Spider, 2003
Grandmother Turtle, 2003
Butterfly Star, 2003
Butterfly Wish, 2003
Sea Turtle, 2003
Turtle Island, 2003
Purple Smoke, 2003
Morning Star Sunrise, 2003

Exhibitions, Special Appearances

Myrna Loy Theatre, Helena Montana, 2003

Common Threads: Creating Cloth for Empowerment, An International Symposium: The Role of Textile Collectives in Women's Empowerment and Recent Research on African American Quilts, at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of the Smithsonian, Washington D.C. March 19th 1999 Linda spoke about Montana Native American Star Quilts.

Montana PBS (KUSM/ KUFM-TV) broadcast a Quilting show in 2001: TEXTURES a documentary about quilters in Montana, did a segment on Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson, most of the Native American Indian Quilts shown are part of Linda Parker's collection.

Holter Museum of Art, gift shop, Helena Montana

Bridles, Bits and Beads: The Enduring Folk Arts of Montana, an exhibit which traveled to 11 different museums and galleries in Montana from March 1998 through Feb.. 2000, featured star quilts from Linda and her collection of Native American Indian quilts. The exhibit was sponsored by the Montana Arts Council, the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association and funding from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folk life Program.

Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton Montana
Liberty Village Arts Center Chester Montana
Jailhouse Gallery, Hardin Montana
People’s Center, Pablo Montana
Arts Chateau, Butte Montana
Copper Village Museum, Anaconda Montana
Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula Montana
Livingston Depot Center,r Livingston Montana
Mon-Dak Heritage Center, Sidney Montana
Custer County Art Center,Miles City Montana
Western Heritage Center, Billings Montana


The Silver Thimble, Havre Montana, 1997
The Fabric Shop, Hamilton Montana, 1998
Calico Cupboard, Helena Montana 1998
Electric Avenue Books, Bigfork Montana 1998
Chara’s Books, Atlanta Georgia 1998
Magpie Book,s Three Forks Montana 1998
Two Bobbins Full, Polson Montana 1998
Barnes and Noble Feb.. 1988 Billings Montana

Past Events Articles and Shows

Billings Gazette interview Feb. 14, 1982

Billings Gazette Art In the Atrium Billings Montana

Yellowstone Fair Exhibition, Artists in Action 1982

Billings Montana

Yellowstone Art Center Summer Fair, 1981

Billings Montana

Yellowstone Art Center Summer Fair, 1982

Billings Montana

Yellowstone Art Center Summer Fair,1983

Billings Montana

Yellowstone Art Center Summer Fair, 1984

Billings Montana

Western Heritage Center Antique and Art Show,

Billings Montana

Helena Art Center Annual Juried Show, Helena Montana

First Security Bank One Artist Show, Montana Star Quilts Havre Montana 1979

Security Bank One Artist Show, Montana Star Quilts Billings Montana 1979

Dixie Land Jazz Festivals Sidewalk Art, Helena Montana

Holter Museum Christmas Tree - Folk Art Entry

Today In Montana - promotion for Shrine Auditorium annual art sale Billings Montana

Today In Montana - promotion for Yellowstone Art Center Summer Fair - highlighted star quilts

Quilt, Spring, 1985

Quilt Almanac, What’s New For Quilter’Montana Magazine, Jan 1997 Love In Every Stitch Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, Jan 1993 Indian Star Quilts

Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, Sept 1993 Indian Star Quilts

Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, Jan 1985 review by Carter Houck

Helena Independent Record Your Time March 1 2002

Helena Independent Record Your Time November

‘Native Star quilts Radiate at library display’ Jan 21 1994

Helena Independent Record Your Time November

Needlecraft’ Nov 21 1997 Helena Montana Helena Independent Record Dec 21 1991

Pioneer Press ‘Author Spins Tribute to Star Quilt makers’ Dec 1997 Cut Bank Montana

International Quilt Festival,TLC 1997 Houston Texas

International Quilt Festival ,1991 Kansas City Missouri

American Gallery of Quilt and Textile Art Gig Harbor Washington

“History of Star Quilts” Guest Speaker Central Elementary School Helena Montana

YMCA Pre- school Helena Montana

Kalispell Montessori School Kalispell Montana

Kalispell News, April 1987 Kalispell Montana

Helena Quilter’s Guild Newsletter, April 1988 Linda Parker Quilting is her Business Helena Montana

Great Falls Tribune ‘Montana Indians Heritage shines in Star Quilt Book’ Dec 21 1997 Great Falls Montana

Bozeman Daily Chronicle ‘Author, quilter Linda Parker signs “Star Quilts” at Magpie Books’ Jan 23 1998 Three Forks Montana

Lakeshore Country journal “Montana Star Quilts” at Electric Avenue Books Feb. 26, 1998 Big Fork Montana

Lake County Leader ‘Star quilt author plans visit Polson Fri March 5, 1998 Polson

National Folk Festival Butte Montana 2008


Quilt Shows

Miles City Quilt Show 2003, Miles City Montana

West Overton Museum Quilt Show Scottsdale Pennsylvania

Western Heritage Center Patchwork and Piecemeal 9th Annual Quilt Show 1981, Billings Montana

Western Heritage Center 10th Annual Quilt Show 1982, Billings Montana

Western Heritage Center Annual Quilt Show 1985 Billings Montana

Flathead Quilter's Guild Quilt Show 1984, Kalispell Montana

Highland Historical Society Quilt Show 1982, Highland Illinois

International Quilt Exhibit 1981 Rancho Santa Fe New Mexico

International Quilt Exhibit 1983 Rancho Santa Fe New Mexico



Montana Quilts, Inc.
PO Box 165
Helena, MT 59624