Happy, Happy Happy Stars!
This is my first time in Amherst, NY – the home of the Buffalo Niagra Heritage Museum, and the Amherst Quilters Guild!
Apparently this September event has been going on for nearly 40 years with quilters gathering from all over the area, and crossing the border from Canada, to come for 4 days of workshops and instruction and quilting, sewing/chatting, laughing, talking, eating, quilter-shipping good times.
The ladies came as soon as the doors were opened to start setting up machines, hauling in boxes and crates of prepared fabrics, greeting friends they hadn’t seen since last year’s event and bringing all the excited energy with them ---it’s a good thing! At times during the day I felt like I myself was running on fumes alone, but they carried me along!
Front of the museum!
Boxy Stars is such a great class for clearing out 2.5” strips, for making good use of the scraps, giving you a quilt that looks a lot more intricate and difficult than it is ---it remains a favorite in all color ways!
Boxy Stars – free pattern found under the free patterns tab!
It’s the perfect time of year for trying some in halloween fabrics!
Or rainbow brights!
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|Boxy Stars, Amherst, NY 2014|
Standing room only crowd at my lecture!
It was a good thing all these ladies (And gentlemen) turned out for last night’s lecture – they carried me through to the end, too! And upon hitting my hotel room when all was said and done, I was out like a light ---
Today I’m feeling much more in my own home time zone, and a Pineapple Blossom workshop awaits!
Love from Amherst ---