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Sybil Lambert, member of the Sioux tribe, discusses her ladies church group on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and how they began sewing and selling quilts and aprons to raise money for their church. She describes types of stitching, materials and color combinations, how she learned to sew star quilts, how quilts are commissioned. Lambert also discusses how finished quilts are given as gifts during honoring ceremonies and sports tournaments. Sybil and Barney Lambert also discuss the history of star quilts and gift culture among the Fort Peck tribes in Montana.
Star quilts; History of quilting; Fork Peck Indian Reservation; Sioux tribe, Montana
Star Quilts Oral History Project, OH 285, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (00:49:44 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
OH 285-001.mp3; OH 285-001.pdf
Lambert, Sybil and Lambert, Barney, "Sybil Lambert and Barney Lambert Interview" (1992). Star Quilts Oral History Project. 6.