Category Archives: Kansas City Star Patterns

November 9, 2010

Call for Quilts! My Stars V

The fifth book in the My Stars series is right around the corner, but first, we need YOUR help!

This book will feature patterns such as Log Cabin, Victory Quilt and Oklahoma’s Square Dance – and we want to see your quilts of these patterns!

Attached is a list of the 25 patterns that will appear in the book. If you have any quilts in these patterns, please email a picture of them to

If your quilt is selected, we’ll photograph it and publish it in the book! When the book is ready, we’ll send you a free copy!

Also, if you haven’t already done so, sign up for My Star Collection – a program where for only $20 a year, you receive a redrafted pattern each week from our historical collection. That’s 52 patterns!

We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!

June 25, 2010

Call for Quilts!

Hello everyone! It’s that time again where we are preparing for our fourth installment of the My Stars series – I can’t believe we’re almost up to 100 patterns! And again, we need your help!

With each book, we publish our readers’ quilts to demonstrate a pattern in the book. So send us pics of your quilts!

For a listing of the needed patterns, click on the pdf below. If you have a quilt that matches one of the patterns, snap a picture of it, and email it to

If we pick your quilt, you will be PUBLISHED! in the book, and will also receive a free book once it comes out (set to be available in September).

So take a look, and let us know!

Kansas City Star Quilts

October 30, 2009

Call for quilts!

It’s that time again, where we’re getting ready for our next My Stars book. We’re up to Volume III already in the series! People just love collecting the old Kansas City Star patterns – can you imagine how cool it’s going to be when we have these books all complete?! It will be the official guide to the historical patterns – you will have them all!

I have attached a pdf of the next patterns we’re seeking. Please send pictures of the quilts you have of these patterns. We’ll go through them, and hopefully yours will be picked to be published in the book! If it is selected, we’ll send you a free copy of the book once it’s complete!

Please send your photos to me at I can’t wait to see all the beautiful quilts again!

August 5, 2009

Why I Love KC Star Patterns

I love Kansas City Star patterns — I always have. As a quilter, I can’t even imagine how exciting it would have been to get a FREE pattern each week in the paper. Almost as exciting as getting fabric from the chicken feed bags!

Mexican Star, my favorite, redrafted for My Star Collection.I’m sure I would have been like my Grandmother — clipping each one and pasting them in a three-ring binder for “someday.” You never know when you might need that pattern. Having been born 50 years too late for that, I’ve had to collect them here and there — from my mother-in-law, from strangers and from the Internet.

Finally several years ago, I broke down and bought copies of them all — neatly collected in spiral-bound books organized by year with an index. I have spent a lot of time flipping through these books, daydreaming about this quilt or the other that I might make. I’d love to make them all — even the ridiculously hard ones that no one in their right mind would make!

March 10, 2009

We need quilts!

In May, we plan to release a book that includes a selection of 25 of the first patterns offered to My Star Collection subscribers. The book, called “My Stars: Patterns from The Kansas City Star, Vol. I,” will include redrafted patterns that were published in The Kansas City Star newspaper sometime between 1928 and 1961. Each pattern will include templates, fabric requirements, and assembly instructions, as well as the history of the block. But we’re missing one thing – quilts made up of these blocks!

This is where you come in! If you have a quilt made up of any of the blocks listed below and would like to have it published in our book, please email us a sample picture. If chosen, we’ll ship your quilt to our studios to be photographed and then back again – we pay for shipping – and we’ll give you a free copy of the book once it is released.

Below are the patterns we’d like to see quilts made of:

Broken Sugar Bowl
Caps for Witches and Dunces
Carrie Nation
Christmas Tree
Coffee Cups
Cog Wheels
Contrary Husband
Contrary Wife
Crystal Star
Flying Colors
Four Patch Fox and Goose