Saturday, June 23, 2018

July Quilt Shows in Northwest Washington!

July is for quilt shows!

Get your calendar and mark these down for sure:

Woolley Fiber Quilters                    July 13-15, 2018
“Shades of the Northwest”
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club                July 20-22, 2018
Sequim Middle School – during the famous Lavender Festival                             

Covington Quilters Guild                  July 27-28, 2018
“Finding Joy”                                
Cedar Heights Middle School, Covington, WA

Cama Beach Quilters                          July 28, 2018
“Quilts on the Beach"
Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, WA


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Shades of the Northwest quilt show is almost here!

The Woolley Fiber Quilters' ninth annual quilt show is just around the corner!

This year our theme is "Shades of the Northwest" and we have some wonderful quilts to show you!

;July 13-14-15 at Cascade Middle School (905 McGarigle) in Sedro-Woolley. 

10-5 on Friday and Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.

All your favorite features!  250+ quilts, member boutique, demonstrations, vendors, raffle quilt, and the bed turning!

Plan to come and spend the day in Sedro-Woolley.  We know how to have fun!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Featured Quilter at 2018 Shades of the Northwest show!

Woolley Fiber Quilters are so pleased to announce that our very first Featured Quilter will be Judy Steen! 

She is a prolific and talented quilter.  You will LOVE her quilts and she'll be on site during the show to tell about her quilts and her inspirations. 

Check back here often for more information about our Featured Quilter and other special exhibits at the 2018 quilt show!

See you July 13-14-15!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cascade Fabrics celebrates 40th anniversary!

We love ALL local quilt shops!  But OUR local quilt shop in Sedro-Woolley is special!

Cascade Fabrics, owned and operated by Bobi Kelley, will celebrate 40 years in business on May 10, 2018.  As quilters, we are people who love excess!  So we are planning to celebrate this milestone all month long!!

We believe that Cascade Fabrics is the oldest single-owner owned fabric shop in the state of Washington. 

So stop in and say hello - during the anniversary week Bobi is having a special sale, but she always has some sale prices and a fun variety of fabrics and notions.  Sign up for a class!  Meet your friends there! 


Congratulations to Bobi and thanks for her dedication to Downtown Sedro-Woolley!

Traditional storefronts in downtown Sedro-Woolley are a big part of our city’s charm.  We are lucky to have dedicated business owners who preserve the flavor of a true home town.
One such retailer, Cascade Fabrics, will soon celebrate 40 years in business.
Bobi and Paul Kelley opened the doors on May 10, 1978.  “We chose to open a fabric store because it was the only kind of store not in downtown Sedro-Woolley,” Bobi recalls.  The town “already had every other kind of business you would want.”  Paul came from a career at JC Penney and Oliver Hammer and was a true “retailer”.
They set out to accommodate people who needed general fabrics and notions, not just the cotton fabrics so popular today. 

Bobi remembers that, “Paul wanted a ‘firm name’; something solid and basic.  Nothing ‘cutesy’.  I wanted cutesy!”

They kept up with sewing trends through the years by listening to customers.  “Paul always made sure that we stock what the customers want.  When we first opened, people were still making their own clothes.”  But Cascade Fabrics has ridden the wave of trends, and today that includes quilting.

Paul passed away in 2011 and Bobi’s terrier companion, Murphy, passed away in February 2018.  Bobi remains enthusiastic about sewing and fiber crafts in the area.

“My favorite thing is ‘petting the fabric’,” Bobi says, echoing the sentiment of quilters everywhere.  “And it’s not like going to work when you come here because it’s a happy place.  My customers are like family.”


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Quilt Show Registration forms available now!!!

2018 Quilt Show Registration forms!

Here are the quilt show registration forms, as stored on Google Docs.  We recommend that you download one or both files and use the one that works best on your computer.  The MS Word doc looks a little screwy because Google Docs doesn't display it the same way MS Word does.  But the PDF doc should look fine.

Registration form as a pdf doc:

Registration form as an MS Word file:

Hard copies of the registration forms are also available at Cascade Fabrics.

Feel free to e’mail blank copies of the form to your friends!

Everyone is welcome to enter quilts in our show.  You don't have to be a Woolley Fiber Quilters member and there is no charge to enter.  (But we'd love it if you join!)
We only ask that you don't enter quilts that have been in our show in any previous year.
Please read the registration form carefully and:

  • Measure your quilt accurately.
  • Choose a category for your quilt.  Our theme is "Shades of the Northwest" so if there a flavor of the Pacific Northwest on your quilt you can select the "Theme" category.
  • If you would like to offer your quilt for sale, we are happy to mark it with your price and take payment through our Member Boutique.  WFQ commission is 15% of total.  Payouts take place in the 10 days following the show.
  • You MUST include a photo of your quilt or quilt top.  You can print it on the back of your registration form or on a separate sheet.  Be sure it is labeled with your name if it is separate.
  • You MUST have a 4" hanging sleeve on the top of your quilt if it is a "medium" or "large" size.  To make the sleeve, cut a piece of fabric 11" wide by the length of your quilt top edge, sew it into a tube, and baste it securely to the top edge on the back. Smaller quilts will be pinned to sheets for display.
  • Apply a SEWN label to your quilt with your name.
  • Submit your registration form(s) - one for each entry - BY JUNE 29, 2018.  EARLIER is better.   
       1.  Mail to Woolley Fiber Quilters/Judy Garrison,
          1721 Sweet Cicely LN, Sedro-Woolley WA  98284, or

               2.  drop off at Cascade Fabrics, 824 Metcalf Street
          in Sedro-Woolley, or

                      3.  E’mail to   

  • Bring your quilt(s) to Cascade Middle School on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It takes a little time to accept your entries so plan to stay until you have all your quilts matched with registration forms and you have your receipts.  This is the ONLY day for quilt drop-off.

  • We set up everything on Thursday, July 12th and the show opens on Friday the 13th at 10 a.m. 

  • Your quilts will be available for pick up on Sunday, July 15th, from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This is the ONLY time for quilt pick up.  Please be on time.  Bring your receipts from drop-off day.

  • We welcome you to volunteer to assist at our show!  Please check the volunteer schedule at Cascade Fabrics or contact us via Facebook.   

Finally, please encourage your friends to enter their quilts and encourage everyone to attend the show!  Our venue at Cascade Middle School allows us 10,000+ square feet of quilting delights!  We are working hard to bring you the BEST SHOW EVER and we know you and your friends will be inspired and impressed by quilting in Sedro-Woolley and Skagit County!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2018 Quilt Shows in our lovely area!

Here are 2018 guild quilt shows in Washington through July so that you can do some calendar planning.  Be SURE to put the Woolley Fiber Quilters show on your "must-see" list!!

Support guild shows!!

Kitsap Quilters “Nordic Treasures”                        Feb. 16-17, 2018
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Silverdale, WA

Quilters Anonymous                                                  March 16-18, 2018
“The Great American Cover Up”
Washington State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

Peninsula Quilt Guild                                                 March 16-18, 2018
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco, WA
Tri-City Quilters “Persistence of Pattern”                           March 23-24, 2018
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick        

Clark County Quilters                                                                April 5-7, 2018
“Once in a Blue Moon”
Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, Ridgefield

Piecemakers Quilt Club “Fabric of the Forest”                 April 20-22, 2018
Forks, WA High School Gym

Fidalgo Island Quilters “Quilts in Bloom”                           April 20-21, 2018
NEW LOCATION Skagit Valley Inn, Mount Vernon

All in Stitches Quilt Guild                                                         April 27-28, 2018
“Reflections of a Quilter”
Xfinity Arena, Everett
Quilters in the Valley Quilt Guild                                        April 27-28, 2018
“Spring into Quilts”
Kittitas Valley Event Center, Ellensburg     
Woolley Fiber Quilters                                                              July 13-15, 2018
“Shades of the Northwest”
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club                                                        July 20-22, 2018
Sequim Middle School – during the famous Lavender Festival                             

Covington Quilters Guild “Finding Joy”                                  July 27-28, 2018
Cedar Heights Middle School, Covington, WA        

If your guild is having a show that is not listed here, please send us the information!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

People's Choice Awards: Our 2017 quilt show winners!

EVERYONE is a winner who finished a quilt and took the time to enter it in the show.  But the People's Choice awards are determined by voting of the attendees.  And here are the results!

Ribbon                                   Quilt Name                                             Owner’s Name      
Judge’s Choice                       Grandma’s Coral Flower Garden            Judy Johnson
Al Chandler, Truck Vault, Sedro-Woolley

Judge’s Choice                       White & Gray & Black All Over               Thelma Lewis
Pola Kelley, Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce

Judge’s Choice                       Wanda’s “Chics”                                      Wanda Hinds
Pr. Rachel Wangen-Hoch, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sedro-Woolley

Grandma's Children of the World by Dianne Lowe

Large Category
1st                                            Grandma’s Children of the World           Dianne Lowe
2nd                                           Mariners Compass                                  Kathleen Wragg-Baker
3rd                                            Fancy Feathers                                       Pat Anderson
HON MENTION                      Elmer                                                       Virginia Thogersen
HON MENTION                      Birthday Pinwheels                                  Judy Steen
HON MENTION                      Daydreaming                                           Cindy Holzer
HON MENTION                      Polynesian Star                                       Sandi Beatty
HON MENTION                      Burlington-Edison HS                             Linda Stearns
HON MENTION                      New York Beauty                                    Debra Phillips

Medium Category
1st                                            Glacier Star                                             Kathleen Wragg-Baker
2nd                                           Bullseye                                                   Louise Harris
3rd                                            Onion, onion, where art thou                  Noni Moody
HON MENTION                      The Forest Has Eyes                              Emily Hamblen
HON MENTION                      Japanese Garden                                   Judy Garrison
HON MENTION                      Circles Two                                             Dianne Lowe
HON MENTION                      Stars Galore                                            Thelma Lewis
HON MENTION                      Vacationing Snowmen                            Dianne Lowe

Small Category
1st                                            Skagit Valley Dreams                             Kathleen Wragg-Baker
2nd                                           Cityscape 1                                             Charlotte Furchert
3rd                                            Fire on the Mountain                               Lori Stiles
HON MENTION                      Peony Pleasures                                     Pat Anderson
HON MENTION                      Repetition #6: purple purple                   Louise Harris
HON MENTION                      Flowers for Gus                                       Raychelle Stern

Extra Small Category
1st                                            The Early Bird                                         Jean Markus

Theme Category
1st                                            Unusual Aviary                                        Butch Stearns
2nd                                           Henhouse Calendar Chicks                    Sharyn Erickson
3rd                                            Grandma’s Gift                                        Erik Lowe
HON MENTION                      Eagle with Salmon                                  Virginia Thogersen
HON MENTION                      Birdy go Ring Around the Basket            Sharyn Erickson
HON MENTION                      Fields End                                               Natalie Hunskor
HON MENTION                      Zelda                                                       Sandi Beatty
HON MENTION                      Birds of a Feather                                   Julie Anderson

Youth Category
1st                                            Rubix                                                       McKenna Melder
2nd                                           Whispering Meadow                               Aleah Melder
3rd                                            Rue’s First Quilt                                       Rue Schoenberger
HON MENTION                      Mama’s Quilt                                           Kylee Goodro

Prudence and Mabel by Carol Walker

“Other” Category
1st                                            Prudence and Mabel                               Carol Walker
2nd                                           Who Let the Cows Out                            Jennifer Adams
3rd                                            Lizzie Lotta Fun Doll                               Carol Walker
HON MENTION                      Foundation Pieced Jacket                       Raychelle Stern
HON MENTION                      Frenemies                                               Gloria Burke

Birthday Challenge Category
1st                                            Kiku                                                         Noni Moody
2nd                                           Judy’s Birthday Challenge                      Judy Garrison
3rd                                            2017 WFQ Birthday Challenge               Judy Johnson
HON MENTION                      Minnie Pearl                                            Carol Torset

“Holiday” Category
1st                                            We’re Going to Miss You                        Dianne Lowe
2nd                                           Let it Snow                                              Thelma Lewis
3rd                                            Christmas Holiday                                   Butch Stearns
HON MENTION                      Snow Day, Sew Day                               Natalie Hunskor            

A special thanks to Butch Stearns and Noni Moody for creating our ribbons!