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Basketball Star Quilt
Rae Jean Walking Eagle
Assiniboine/Sioux, Brockton, Montana
Satin with polyester filling, cotton/polyester back
77 1/2" x 87”
MSUM 1996:75.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Nearly all quilts made for the high school basketball star quilt ceremonies in northern Montana are done in variations of the star pattern, often incorporating a pieced or appliqued basketball. This quilt is made of satin, a material popular on the Fort Peck Reservation.

From To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

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