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NQA Day 2012 — Pointing the way
For the 22st anniversary of National Quilting Day, we have chosen this pattern, an Ohio star with a simple Mariner’s Compass center designed by Martha Ethridge, to share with your group or guild to use to celebrate National Quilting Day, March 17, 2012. Our colors blend with those of Rebecca Barker’s poster used for the 43rd Annual NQA Quilt Show. You should be creative with color combinations used to build your own Pointing the Way quilt. Then share your quilt and tell us about it. Mariner’s Compasses were used to guide sailors and it is possibly one of the earliest named quilt designs in America. So make your compass star and share it with others. Even the annual show in June is featuring Mariner’s Compass quilts this year.
Examples from Fran Miller and Carolyn Shank of the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild in VA. (Click to view a larger version).