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Swain County Quilt Trail

12-Pointed Star

12 Pointed Star

Starvation Plantation
2255 US 19 South
Bryson City, NC 28713


As any quilter knows, getting those star points to meet perfectly is not an easy task. Painting them is only slightly easier, but this quilter wanted to “dress up” her favorite fabric store with a colorful quilt block. Star quilts are inspired by the Morning Star. Historically, star patterns were created by Native Americans with plant dyes and adorned buffalo hides and tipis. Later missionaries introduced textiles and sewing, and the star quilt was born. Typically they are a symbol of honor and generosity. Artist: Janet McDonald.

GPS Coordinates: 35.431287, -83.449811

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


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