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.
I had the good fortune of meeting two of the original 3 ladies who began the quilt show 4 years ago.
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.
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.
Every quilt has a story and it is interesting to learn what inspired a quilter to create a particular quilt.
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:
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.
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.
There is also a raffle quilt that you can register to win.
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!!!