1905 S. Van Dyke Rd. (M-53)
Marlette, MI 48453
Block: LeMoyne Star
“Lemoyne Star” is the name of a traditional quilt design whose earliest known
published date is 1911 (according to Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced
Quilt Patterns). The conguration falls into the category of “eight-point/45°
diamond stars.” The pattern itself has earlier origins than its published date.
Ruth Finley in her book Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them,
1929, states that this particular quilt block was called “Star of Lemoyne”, “Lemoyne
Star”, or “Lemon Star” (in New England), and she reveals that the design takes
its name from the two LeMoyne brothers who settled Louisiana in 1699.
-Patricia L. Cummings, Quilter’s Muse Virtual Museum,
Safety and Respecting Private Property~
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.