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How Stained Glass Star Was Created

SGS Composite copyMy Stained Glass Star quilt has served as the logo for the Studio for many years and continues to be one of our best-selling kits. It did not start out, though, to be an actual quilt. It came about in a rather interesting way.

In 1990, my son, Darren, had a business setting up websites.  He said that I needed a website and asked for two things: a credit card and a logo.  Well, it was (somewhat) easy to hand over a credit card but I didn’t have a logo. He told me that I did so many “neat shaded things” that I should do something like that to use as a logo on the website. So Stained Glass Star was created.

Our shop sample pieced by Diane Kirkhart and quilted by Su Gardner.
Our shop sample pieced by Diane Kirkhart and quilted by Su Gardner.

It was all digital at the time using scanned images of the fabrics.  Once the website was launched, hundreds of people were requesting a kit of the design. Of course, one did not exist so then I had to create one…quickly.  The kit has been going strong ever since the website went live way back when.

Recently, in honor of the 25th anniversary of my Palette collection, I have been updating the Studio’s Palette quilts. The first is my Stained Glass Star.  What do you think?

SGS Quilting copy
The intricate quilting as seen on the front and back of the quilt.



13 thoughts on “How Stained Glass Star Was Created

  1. Perfect, exquisite, stunning, etc., etc., etc.

  2. Love it as usual! You are such an inspiration to me!!

  3. Love it! I’d like the pattern — better yet a kit

  4. This is lovely. Enduring artistry. Nice Mother/Son association. Hope for many more.

  5. I would give anything to blend colors like you. There is never one I don’t think is totally amazing. I’m a beginner and hope someday I can do something like you. Your fabulous.

  6. I love it. Not quite sure what we are voting on ? My husband also liked the way colours fade into the next colour – his words.

  7. I saw this quilt, ordered it, made it and that is how I got on the mailing list and found out about the seminars at Hilton Head Island. I was able to attend nine times and still miss them. I have several kits to make and am trying to get them done. I have the Stained Glass Star over my door and happily show it to everyone who comes to my house.

    1. I am trying to make the Stained Glass Star and I can’t make the D’s fit into the A&B inset. All blocks (C & D) are 3 x 3 and they won’t match up to the 2 x 2 (A & B) diamond units. How did you make them fit?

      1. Hi Sharon,
        Please give our team a call at 1-866-759-7373 and they will be able to walk you through the pattern. Thanks!

  8. I love the story behind the logo. The colours are amazing – everything from the cool reds, to the vibrant oranges and golds, to the yellow-greens! So much awesome in one quilt.

  9. preciosos trabajos!

    1. “Precious work!”

  10. Your quilting is pure genius.

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