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Where can I learn about Native American patterns for quilts?

My nephew wants a quilt based on our Native American heritage. Do you know of any patterns or sources for such a project? Quilts and quilting were not part of Native American culture, although the Seminole tribe from Florida did develop a wonderful patchwork style of piecing in strips, now known as Seminole Patchwork. So if you are looking for a Native American quilt, one idea would be to design a strip quilt using the Seminole Patchwork technique. The simple geometric patterns were developed using small scraps of material during hard times. Many of these designs were used on clothing
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