Stars are a common theme in quilts. I love this pattern called the "Ohio Star". Stars represent something in our life that is so constant and unchanging that it can be used as a guide.
There is so much chaos and confusion in life. There are so many distractions. You will need something to guide you. The pioneers had their faith to guide them.
M, Russell Ballard taught:
"The faith that motivated the pioneers of 1847 as well as pioneers in other lands was a simple faith centered in the basic doctrines of the restored gospel, which they knew to be true. That’s all that mattered to them, and I believe that is all that should matter to us. Our faith needs to be focused on the fundamental truths that God lives, that we are His children, and that Jesus Christ is His Only Begotten Son and He is our Savior. We need to know that they restored the Church to the earth in its fulness through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ we learn that our Father’s plan for the happiness of His children is clear and quite simple when studied and accepted with real faith."Darling children, life will have it's challenges and noise. Focus on your covenants and your faith, during the easy times and the hard times. Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ and move forward with courage.
I love you,