October 21, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Daughters of the Stars told the fascinating stories of Shenandoah Valley star quilts and the dynamic women who made them. Organized by the MSV, the display featured 16 quilts from private and public collections (including the Virginia Quilt Museum and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley), photographs of some makers, and furniture from the MSV collection.

The quilts displayed ranged from a Star of Bethlehem quilt made in 1827 by Abigail Lincoln Coffman, cousin of Abraham Lincoln, to Broken Star “kit quilt” made around 1938 by Emma Rebecca Kerlin Miller as a graduation present for her granddaughter.

Colorful and intriguing, Daughters of the Stars provided a wonderful glimpse into the iconic textile and the rich tradition of needlework in the Shenandoah Valley.