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Broken Star
Pearl Spotted Tail
Sioux, Parmalee, South Dakota
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
82" x 86”
MSUM 7589.1
Photo by Mark Eifert, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

An especially accomplished Sioux quilter, Pearl Spotted Tail of Parmalee, South Dakota, makes variations of star quilts for many giveaway occasions and for sale. She tells of making Broken Star quilts such as this one, "when you are sad or when your heart is broken."

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