Star Quilt Show 2013

Today I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Star Quilt Show.  It was another hot day in Boise and I thought this would be the perfect way to begin the day.

Turn here for fun adventure...

Turn here for fun adventure…

I had the good fortune of meeting two of the original 3 ladies who began the quilt show 4 years ago.

Two of the three founders of the Star Quilt Show - Karen Hutchison and Judy Tomkinson

Two of the three founders of the Star Quilt Show – Karen Hutchison and Judy Tomkinson

Judy shared a bit of the history of the show and said that originally it was started to provide a function that local ladies in Star could attend.  The proceeds from the Star Quilt show are donated to worthy causes.  A website for the show provides more history and details about the current and previous shows.  Over the past 4 years they have donated money to the Star Senior Center, Star Grade School Library, Eagle Library and this year will share proceeds with the Star Ada County Library.

New Location for Star Quilt Show

New Location for Star Quilt Show

This year there are 127 quilts on display and 5 vendors at the show.  Judy explained that they had to find a larger location to accommodate their growing number of quilts.  This year they not only have quilts from local participants, but also from Nebraska, Oregon, and Arizona.

I enjoyed wandering around the show and seeing the beautiful quilts.

Lovely Hand Embroidered Quilt

Lovely Hand Embroidered Quilt

 

 

Every quilt has a story and it is interesting to learn what inspired a quilter to create a particular quilt.

Close-up of embroidery
Close-up of embroidery

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was not able to capture all the information from the quilts I photographed, but I did meet a few of the owners of some of the displayed quilts, including:

French Lady by Donna Benson
French Lady by Donna Benson

 

Donna Benson was inspired by a panel she found at a quilt store and built her quilt, French Lady, around that panel.  She has been sewing for several years but is relatively new to quilting.  It is a lovely quilt and she also machine quilted it herself.

 

 

This quilt was submitted by Teresa Mitchell - made by her mother for her oldest daughter's wedding quilt

This quilt was submitted by Teresa Mitchell – made by her mother for her oldest daughter’s wedding quilt

 

Teresa Mitchell had several quilts in this year’s show.  This Sun Bonnet Sue quilt had a special story behind it.  When they were going through her mother’s things after she had passed, they came across this beautiful quilt.  Upon further inspection, they discovered when her mother, Dollcenia Little, made it in 2003, she had a special intention for it.  The label she made for it stated that the quilt was  for Teresa’s oldest daughter’s wedding .  They gave it to her daughter at her bridal shower and it is now a treasured family heirloom.

Close-up of Sun Bonnet Sue quilt

Close-up of Sun Bonnet Sue quilt

Label discovered on back of Sun Bonnet Sue quilt
Label discovered on back of Sun Bonnet Sue quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a raffle quilt that you can register to win.

Ladies selling tickets in front of this year's raffle quilt

Ladies selling tickets in front of this year’s raffle quilt

 

Collecting raffle tickets

Collecting raffle tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a fun show to visit and I hope you have some time to take in the Star Quilt Show that continues through Saturday, July 20th, and is being held at the North Star Charter School at 839 North Linder Road in Eagle from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  It is well worth a visit.

To end this post, I’d like to thank the ladies I met at the show today and share a few more beautiful quilts.   Happy Sewing!!!

Jane

Fun, playful quilt
Fun, playful quilt

 

Quilt by Rachel Lam from Pattern called Stowaways by Buttons & Bees

Quilt by Rachel Lam from Pattern called Stowaways by Buttons & Bees

I like the colors and design of this quilt

I like the colors and design of this quilt

Love the colors and movement in this quilt

Love the colors and movement in this quilt

Cute button quilt made by Teresa Mitchell and soon to be a pattern - it's adorable!

Cute button quilt made by Teresa Mitchell and soon to be a pattern – it’s adorable!

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul - submitted by Sue Gregory, made by Mina Gregory

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul – submitted by Sue Gregory, made by Mina Gregory

Love this heart quilt

Love this heart quilt

Karen Stone's New York Beauty goes to Hawaii by Carol Lohrenz -

Karen Stone’s New York Beauty goes to Hawaii by Carol Lohrenz –

3D Quilt with interesting quilting

3D Quilt with interesting quilting

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