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Presenting the FAST STAR Quilt Workshop..

The FAST STAR or Purple Smoke are wonderful quilts for people of all levels of competence to contemplate. THE FAST STAR was born of the Plains Indians' proclivity for intimate gift giving, and the custom has endured seemingly forever until in our time it is more valuable than ever. By tracing the heritage of this quilt, Linda Parker walks her students through the past all the way to that point where the last stitch of the project bonds the proverbial fabric to the woof of being.This workshop is designed to help the quilter rethink sewing stars. More than the result of simple pins, needles and fabric, one can expect their quilts to be fervent and soulful too. And mind you, more than sewing skill is required. The student is expected to bring their heart to this workshop. This class may be a combination of the Fast Star and any or all of the patterns available.

THE FAST STAR QUILT is a sewn product consisting of a central star that affords some of quilting's most interesting techniques for turning corners. During the six-hour workshop the student will complete two to eight points, depending on their individual abilities. Student do learn star quilts are easier then they expected and will gain the confidence to continue further. Each student will also need skills in the use of a sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler, and seam ripper (not for ripping out seams).

For the workshop, the amount of fabric a student is required to bring are quite modest: This is for the Fast Star and makes an 81" by 96" quilt top, materials are for 60" star center.

  • Red solid: 1/2 yard
  • Black print: 1/2 yard
  • Grey: 2 yards for background
  • Black solid: 1yard

Students are required to bring a sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler, and seam ripper. No equipment or materials are provided by Montana Quilt Inc. Linda. Parker's book "Montana Star Quilts" or patterns are not required purchases for the class.

The price of the workshop presently is just $250 plus expenses per class. A $100. deposit is required, refundable only if the class is cancelled prior to 30 days before the workshop. We accept checks or money orders. The workshop promises to be instructive, intriguing and fun. So let's sit down, get the tread out, and have a good time.

Please direct all queries to
Montana Quilts, Inc
PO Box 165
Helena, MT 59624
phone: 406-449-3694



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