Monday, July 15, 2019

Memories of our 2019 Bed Turning!

Our Bed Turnings are the best!  Teri Bever does some quilt history and trivia, as well as telling the story of each vintage quilt.  Two "turnings" per day at the show and most are SRO.

Her Turning Team, Noni and Linda, are now synchronized for life!

So take this photographic stroll down memory lane and remember that next year we'll do a new set of great quilts!

Volunteers - we love them!

Here are a FEW, and I mean a FEW of the volunteers that we had at the United We Stand quilt show.  Our volunteer count is usually about 75!  Quilters and non-quilters!!  Everyone loves a great quilt show and these are the folks who make it happen.  Be kind to them this week as they rest up!

Our raffle quilt has a new home!

After a year of enjoying our beautiful, glowing raffle quilt, we have randomly drawn a winning ticket and the winner is Rogene Seidel of Sedro-Woolley!  So nice to have a local winner.  The traditional block we used is the "weathervane" block with an innovative color combination and "on point" setting.  It was well-loved and appreciated by all and we are so happy that Rogene was able to come and pick it up on Sunday and tell us about the place she has for it in her home.  Congratulations to her and thanks to everyone for buying tickets and supporting Woolley Fiber Quilters!

Jennifer Adams draws the winning ticket!

Kimberly Russell makes the call!

Kimberly awards the quilt!

Congratulations to Rogene!

Featured Artist - Louise Harris

Many thanks to our Featured Artist this weekend - Louise Harris - who shared her widely acclaimed work with us!  Louise has received both national and international recognition for her innovative piecing style and masterful use of color.  These are a few of the quilts she brought for us and she spent a lot of time with her admirers discussing art quilting.  We are so lucky to have her in our local community of quilters!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Day one is in the books!

We had a GREAT reception from the community today for the opening of our 10th annual quilt and fiber show!  Guests from all over NW Washington, some from British Columbia, and from the Washington Tri-Cities were here to join the fun!

Our mayor, Julia Johnson, came to select a favorite quilt as one of our "celebrity judges" and she had to work hard to make a selection!  Good thing her mom and sister came along to help out. 

Country Meadow Village residents were collectively a "celebrity judge" and I heard that they finally agreed on one quilt but that there was a lot of negotiating among them.  

YOU can vote for your favorite in our People's Choice award program and the ballots will be tabulated late Saturday. Ribbons awarded immediately so that Sunday show attendees can see the results!

We would love to show you our quilts and fiber art - come Saturday morning and be ready for home town fun at the Woolley Fiber Quilters quilt and fiber show!

Handmade gifts are the best!

Did you know that we have a brilliant Boutique with dozens of handmade items for your consideration??  And two brilliant Boutique Managers ready to help you with your selection. 

This is an opportunity for you to support a local artisan and give unique items to your deserving friends - and maybe a little something for yourself! 

So come on down to the Woolley Fiber Quilters quilt and fiber show at Cascade Middle School and enjoy all this creativity!