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A Quilt Block in a Night – Ohio Star Block

The art of quilting has become a very popular pastime… again. Quilting is all the rage, especially for those who enjoy working on quilting projects together. For those who are interested in aspects of quilting that include history, lessons, machines, and materials.

One of the best sources for quilters is the TextileLab at The Foundry. Members of the TextileLab have access to all sorts of quilting classes, equipment, materials, and knowledge. 

The Ohio Star -his versatile and classic block is used by both modern and traditional quilters.

On Thursday, February 27, the quilting community is invited to attend a “Quilt Block In A Night” at The Foundry from 6 PM to 9 PM. This particular event includes a class on how to make an Ohio Star Block, plus an extended TextileLab membership. The Ohio Star class – one of the most iconic quilt blocks – will be taught by taught by Whitney Crispell of Local Color Quilts.

Your finished Ohio Star will make a great pillow cover, or an exciting start to a full quilt.

Here’s the info:

Participants in this course must know how to use a sewing machine, and be familiar with basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting and creating a ¼” seam allowance. Participants will have access to the Foundry’s large collection of fabric, and will take home whatever they make in class. Class includes a free two month membership.

Skills you’ll learn:

Creating half-square triangles, quarter square triangles, and nesting seams. Learn more about the history of quilting.

Materials supplied by The Foundry:

  • Selection of cotton fabrics
  • Selection of thread

Class Cost: $30 (materials fee included)

Class Size: Min 4/ Max 8 | Ages: 16+ with parent permission

Class Length: 1 sessions, PLUS membership access to the TextileLab during open hours through March.
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See The Foundry’s cancellation policy

Also, visit The Foundry’s website

Find all of The Foundry’s artisan classes on Eventbrite, including stained glass, crocheting, and wooden spoon carving

The Foundry | 298 Northampton Street | Buffalo, New York 14208

Lead image: Photo by Dinh Pham

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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