Reagan Lowe

I have always been drawn to the textures, patterns and colors of fabric. For many years I dabbled in a wide range of sewing projects.聽 While in University, I聽was given聽a pattern for a ‘Swoop Eagle’ star blanket and completed my first Star Quilt, which I gifted to my God-daughter.聽 I fell in love with creating the star pattern and the quilting process, so my journey into quilt making and fabric art began.

In making star quilts and incorporating the eight-point morning star design in my pieces, it has allowed me to connect with my M茅tis heritage. Over the past few years, I have merged contemporary fabrics (often hand-dyed batiks) with the traditional morning star聽pattern聽to create quilts and other functional pieces such as tote bags, baby car seat covers, purse/make up pouches and table runners. As I love modern patterns and designs, I have also created pieces that incorporate bargello quilt design and the 鈥楾ake Four鈥 table runner pattern.

Star Blankets are believed to have their own personality and spirit and are intended to be given away to show honor, protection and celebration. It is my desire to create pieces that represent ‘walking two worlds’ and honor the star quilt tradition while integrating my love for modern fabrics, designs and colors.