Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blast of Birds quilt show July 14-15-16, 2017!

Here is our lovely poster artwork for 2017 by local artist and quilter Sandra Takaro Miller!

BIRDS are the theme for 2017!
Quilters love our feathered friends and you can expect to see lots of fun bird quilts as well as a wide variety of beautiful submissions to our annual show.
Did you hear the news? 
We have a NEW DATE and a NEW LOCATION!!
We just plain outgrew any quilt show venues that were available to us in the downtown core and we have moved our show to Cascade Middle School  905 McGarigle Rd,
Sedro-Woolley where we will have a full 10,000 square feet to hold our annual quilt show party!
Watch this blog for more information. 
We have lots to show and tell!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Woolley Fiber Quilters - 2017 quilt show Blast of Birds!

July 14, 15, 16, 2017,  Cascade Middle School in Sedro-Woolley!

We have a new venue and new dates!  How's that for big news!

Our 2017 show will be at Cascade Middle School on Highway 9 just north of the intersection with Highway 20!  Follow the signs to the McGarigle Road (address is 905 McGarigle RD) and come on in!  The school entrance faces north.

As hard as we tried to stay downtown and stay in the Blast from the Past street festival, we just needed a bigger building than was available.  So this is great news for our local quilters - we have so much to show you!!

You'll start seeing our posters and flyers soon.  Our busy quilters are working on their entries for the show RIGHT NOW!!  You will see so much inspiration at our fun, hometown show.  So mark your calendars and be ready to join us at "Blast of Birds"!!

"Blast of Birds" raffle quilt!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

WFQ members and friends win big at Skagit County Fair 2016!

There were some great quilts on display at the Skagit County Fair in August.  We hope you saw them all!!  Here is a list of the ribbon winners, courtesy of Karen Allison, department supervisor. 

SENIOR DIVISION (age 65 and older)

People’s Choice Award: Carol Torset, Sedro-Woolley: Pony Quilt, also blue.

Carole Reynolds, Mount Vernon: Table runner, red; Christmas Wall Hanging, red.

Noni Moody, Sedro-Woolley: Star Jell-O, red; Remembering Moxie, blue and Best of Class; Easter Parade Wall Hanging, blue.

Patti Perrin, Sedro-Woolley: Spirit Quilt, blue.

ADULT DIVISION (ages 20 to 64)

Best of Show: Jo Bone-Angell, Arlington: Hexie Stars, also blue and Best of Class; Crazy Patch Stocking in Blue, blue; Crazy Wall Hanging, blue and Reserve Best of Class; Barcelona Nights, blue and Best of Class; Birds in My Garden Wall Hanging, blue, Best of Class and merit award; Delectable Dog Sled, blue and Reserve Best of Class; Orange Peel, blue and Reserve Best of Class; Grandmother’s Flower Baskets, blue, Best of Class and People’s Choice; Turtles in the Pine, blue, Best of Class and Judges’ Choice; Spiral Stars, blue, Best of Class and Reserve Best of Show.

Paula Smith, Mount Vernon: Snowflake Garden, blue and Reserve Best of Class; Mini Twister, red; Rabbit Wall Hanging, red; Americana Stars, blue and Best of Class; French Braid Table Runner, red; Paris Flea Market, blue; Seahawk Braid, blue.

Joy Eberly, Mount Vernon: Black & White Images, white; Mother’s Handkerchiefs, red.

Joy Eberly, Black and White Images

Sharon Brower, Burlington: Northwest Postcards Table Runner, blue.

Judy Johnson, Sedro-Woolley: Barn Bats, blue; Petite Snail's Trail, red.


Judy Johnson, Barn Bats mini

Woolley Fiber Quilt Group, Sedro-Woolley: Blast of Birds, red.

Woolley Fiber Quilters, Blast of Birds

Gwen Dalseg, Mount Vernon: Bow Tie Quilt, red and Honor Award; Anniversary Quilt, blue.

Judy Ducken, Mount Vernon: Kaleido Squares, red; Kaleido Stars, blue and Reserve Best of Class.

Renee Swanson, Lyman: Farm Girl Vintage, blue and Reserve Best of Class; Snorkeling in Maui, blue.

Renee Swanson, Farm Girl Vintage, Reserve Best of Class

Linda Downing, Sedro-Woolley: Dominos Gone Wild, red.

Dianne Lowe, Burlington: Scotty Dogs, blue; Baskets Instead of Mexico, blue; Optical Illusion, red; Hungry Caterpillar, blue.

Cindy Jacobson, Burlington: First Quilt, white.

Becky McClellan, Anacortes: Row by Row H2O, red.

Deborah Swenson, Camano Island: Log Cabin, red.


Best of Show: Kathleen Wragg Baker, Mount Vernon: Mariners Compass, also blue, Best of Class and People’s Choice; Stormy Weather Wall Hanging, red and People’s Choice; Table Runner, blue.

Mariner's Compass, Kathleen Wragg Baker, Professional Best of Show


Ramon Larsen, Mount Vernon: Country Love, red.

YOUTHS (ages 14-19)

Rachel Weisz, Anacortes, First Quilt, white.

JUNIOR (ages 9-13)

Jenasis Huckaby, Mount Vernon: Colorful Fox, red.

Jadelyn Huckaby, Mount Vernon: Rainbow, red.

Jessica Torset, Sedro-Woolley: World of Love, red.

CHILD (ages 5-8)

Logan Torset, Sedro-Woolley: Football Fun, red.

Zoya Sakoisky, Concrete: Small Quilt, red.

Monday, June 6, 2016

2017 - the planning begins!

Starting now, we're looking forward to our 2017 quilt show! 

Where will it be?  Only time will tell.  As you know, there is no large, permanent venue in Sedro-Woolley so we are the "moveable feast" of quilt shows.  We truly appreciate the building owners who have worked with us to make our shows possible.

In the meantime, we have already selected our 2017 theme! 

"Blast of Birds"
June 2-3-4, 2017

And the Blast of Birds raffle quilt was revealed on Saturday, June 4.  Tickets were sold at the show and continue to be available at Cascade Fabrics in Sedro-Woolley.

Be the first on your block to buy a chance on this HUGE quilt!  84" x 104"

And work on your quilt show entries for next year's Blast of Birds!

Blast of Baskets 2016 - the people behind the scenes!

I'm not sure how many people it took to put on this show - you have already seen photos of many of them.  But it might have been 75 different folks involved in planning and executing Blast of Baskets.  For a town with a population of 10,000, we know that any event involving that many people is a BIG DEAL!

Here are a few more photos of faces you know and love.  I wish I had photos of all of them but many are camera shy.  See prior posts for more workers!!

Blast of Baskets Winners - the People have spoken!!

"Blast of Baskets" 2016
People's Choice Winners
Winner Winner's City Winning quilt name
Large Quilts
First Kathleen Wragg Baker Mount Vernon Blooming Garden
First Louise Harris Sedro-Woolley Earthlight
First Renee Cutler Bellingham Sewen' Seeds
Second Joy Eberly Mount Vernon Mother's Handkerchiefs
Second Nancy Green Pasco Cow-Lender
Second Kristine Norton Bellingham Wedding Rings in Lavendar
Third Judy Steen Bow Elephants
Third Butch Stearns Mount Vernon Mariners Compass
Third Kristine Norton Bellingham Music to my Ears
Medium Quilts
First Dianne Lowe Burlington Flowers for Janet
First Natalie Hunskor Mount Vernon Quilters by the River: Row by Row
First Kathleen Rathvon Birdsview Owls Round Robin
Second Judy Garrison Mount Vernon In the Garden
Second Wilma Hamm Camano Island Hollow Star
Second Rebecca Bunke Sedro-Woolley Odessa's Foxes
Third Maggie Radliff Mount Vernon Through the Window
Third Judy Steen Bow Selvage Bookshelf
Third Linda Stearns Mount Vernon Asian Reflection
H Mention Judy Garrison Mount Vernon Feathered Star
Small Quilts
First Diana Smith Anacortes Fanciful Lady
First Barbara Dahl  Bellingham Hillside Houses
First Joy Eberly Mount Vernon Boo Night!
Second Kathleen Rathvon Birdsview Crabapple Hill Wallhanging
Second Donna Bybee Bellingham Blast of Blossoms
Second Jahr Huber Mount Vernon Serene Moon
Third Kathleen Wragg Baker Mount Vernon Roundabout
Third Shirley Koning Lynden Angela's Storm
Third Maggie Radliff Mount Vernon Springtime
Extra Small Quilts
First Virginia Thogersen Mount Vernon Black Guppies
Second Jean Markus Mount Vernon Midnight Mouse
Third Charlotte Furchert Sedro-Woolley Colorful Prisms
H Mention Shirley Smith Sedro-Woolley Sassman Tablerunner
Theme "Blast of Baskets
First Dianne Lowe Burlington Baskets instead of Mexico
Second Jo Bond-Angell Arlington Grandma's Flower Baskets
Third Carol Torset Sedro-Woolley Grandbaby's Baskets
H Mention Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley 1930's Kittens in Baskets
H Mention Wilma Hamm Camano Island Baskets in a Row
First Dorothy Merritt Arlington Winter Wonderland
Second Sharyn Erickson Sedro-Woolley Looking out the Window at Christmas
Third Eleanor Reid Sedro-Woolley Christmas Morning
H Mention Virginia Thogersen Mount Vernon Holiday Snowmen
Special Category:  "Blast of Procrastination"
First Noni Moody Sedro-Woolley My Jar Collection
Second Londa Schultz Sedro-Woolley Little Farmer Girl
Third Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley Now I Lay me Down to Sleep
First Zinnia Berg Sedro-Woolley Padden's Quilt
Second Logan Torset Sedro-Woolley Football Fun
Third Zinnia Berg Sedro-Woolley Apron
First Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley Upcycled Woolley Market Bag
Second Scott Holmstrom Sedro-Woolley Dickens Visits Woolley
Third Butch Stearns Mount Vernon Embroidered 2016 Poster
Celebrity Judges' choices
Jeff Russell Jessica Torset Sedro-Woolley World of Love
Scott Holmstrom Mary Stanton Mount Vernon My Heartsong
Al Chandler Mary Knapp  Bay View Christmas Wreath

Note:  Sorry about the truncation of the quilts' names.  This is the maximum that I can get on the screen!! 

Blast of Baskets - Day 3 winding down!

Here are a few - and I mean a FEW photos of the 250+ quilts on display at Blast of Baskets.  Just to show you what a great collection of quilts we had and to whet your appetite for next year! 

If you are even remotely interested in becoming a quilter, we are all here to help you and encourage you to get started!  Some of our newest quilters won ribbons this year, and we're so proud of everyone who entered a quilt or two.

The list of winners will be published in a separate post.  In the meantime, enjoy this mini-show!