Patriot Star

Inspiration for quilt blocks can come from surprising places. When I visited the Theunicks to discuss their quilt block, they asked if they could use the design from the tile on their kitchen floor.

However, since both of them and several of their children had served in the military, they wanted the colors to be red, white, and blue. So this is what we came up with, and they named it Patriot Star.

It was a great day. All the family was invited for a “hanging” on Mother’s Day. Even the parish priest was there to bless the meal and share in the fellowship. The Theunicks have been married for 67 years, and have a large family. Some of the grandsons hung the block while the rest of us looked on. They told me that the barn was built in 1948 from lumber taken from two older barns. A great way to spend Mother’s Day, for sure.


About osceolaquilttrail

Coordinator of Osceola County, Michigan Quilt Trail.
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