Thursday, June 16, 2011

2012 Quilt Show Theme - BLAST OF STARS

Get ready for a galaxy of beautiful quilts!  WFQ has selected our quilt show theme for 2012 and it is BLAST OF STARS!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quilt Shows in our area - this weekend and next!

Some quick news about upcoming local quilt shows!!

Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild
2011 Show “Quilts in the Valley” at Tradex. Friday June 10th (10am – 7pm) and Saturday June 11th (10am – 5pm). Admission $5, Parking $5. There will be quilting demos, featured quilters, a big merchant mall and a special display of Quilts of Valour.

Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild
“Quilts in the Mountains” on Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th (9:30am – 5:30pm) at Whistler Secondary School (8000 Alpine Way). $6 daily or $10 2-day pass. Husbands free. Quilts, workshops, a merchants’ mall and an antique quilt exhibit are planned.

Treasure Makers of Whidbey IslandTreasures of Whidbey Island Quilt Show 
Father's Day Weekend, that is Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th.
The show will be located again at the Elks Lodge at 155 NE Ernst Street in Oak Harbor, WA, The hours are: Friday, 1-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

The Elks will be serving lunch entrees and beverages on site, for sale. Profits from the show will be donated to the Whidbey Island Treasure Makers Guild's charity - the neonatal unit at UW. Members are making quilts to cover the incubators and as gifts to parents of the infants.

Free parking is provided and the building is handicapped accessible.
For more information:
Please contact Quilt Show Manager, Debra Staley
360 675-7216 at the Quilters Workshop

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2011 Quilt Show day 3 - the end!

What a great quilt show! 
Thanks to the quilters who shared their work, the attendees who appreciated the quilts, the vendors who kept us hopping with ideas, and the VOLUNTEERS who made the show run like a fine clock.

It takes SO MANY people to put on a great show like this and we appreciate them all.  Lots of non-quilters volunteer, just because they have a quilter in their lives or because they just like the fun of a quilt show! 

Sedro-Woolley's Blast from the Past vintage car show was Sunday, June 5th, and it attracted folks from all over the region.  More than 160 cars were on display - these photos were taken at about 8:00 in the morning when entries were still coming in.  Later, the streets were jam-packed!!

Finally, at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon, we broke down the show and returned all the quilts.  Monday morning, when it was time to take the quilt stands back to Fidalgo Island Quilters (they were rentals!), 10 volunteers showed up at 8:30 in the morning to do the loading and transport, and to do some final cleaning on the buildings!  What would we do without them?

Check back on this blog for some photos of fabulous quilts!  And think about what quilts you will enter next year.  Come on in!  Woolley Fiber Quilters 2012 quilt show will be June 1-2-3 in Downtown Sedro-Woolley!

PS  Don't freak out about "where" the quilt show will be.  It will be downtown.  All you need to do is come to Metcalf Street and look for the signs that say "Quilt Show".  We'll find a building (or two) and be ready to greet YOU!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011 Quilt Show - day 2.5!!!

As of Saturday afternoon we knew the results of the People's Choice and celebrity judges' voting, as well as the winner of the 2011 raffle quilt!  Here's the list!

Woolley Fiber Quilters 2011 Quilt Show
People’s Choice and Celebrity Judges’ Choices

People’s Choice
Category: Theme “Blast of Color”

1st   Lisa Anderson   Mount Vernon   “Folded Log Cabin Tablerunner”
2nd   Louise Harris   Sedro-Woolley  “Circles Matter”
3rd   Jannette Kramer   Anacortes   “Tulip Fields”

Category: Youth (under 19 years of age)

1st   Ryleigh McComas   Stanwood  “Ryleigh’s Dogs”
2nd   Cody Cunningham   Arlington   “Color Confusion Sudoku”
3rd   Katie Swanson   Lyman   “A Sayonara to my Sister from Japan”

Category: Large (200 or more inches in circumference)

1st   Heather Rogers   Sedro-Woolley   “Oriental Winding Ways”
2nd  Elinor Nakis   Sedro-Woolley   “Pansy Frenzy”
3rd   Cheryl Treadway   Burlington   “Blue and Yellow Flowers”

Category: Small (under 200 inches in circumference)

1st   Roxanne Freberg   Stanwood   “Roxanne’s Sewing Machine”
2nd   Heather Rogers   Sedro-Woolley  “Fractured Garden”
3rd   Leola Stomieroski  Camano Island   “Dog on a Mission”

Category: Miniature

1st   Roxanne Freberg   Stanwood   “Wash Day”
2nd   Roxanne Freberg   Stanwood   “Watering Can”
3rd  Linda Downing   Sedro-Woolley  “Log Cabin”

Category: Other

1st   Teri Bever   Sedro-Woolley   “Chickens on my Table”
2nd   Noni Moody   Sedro-Woolley   “Mama’s Jacket”
3rd   Teri Bever   Sedro-Woolley   “Travel Ensemble”

Category: Challenge (must include an item from a dollar-type store)

1st   Jan Sager   Mount Vernon   “Fish the Skagit”
2nd   Bonita Yeager   Concrete   “I saw what you did”
3rd   Judy Johnson   Sedro-Woolley  “Teddie in Repose”

Judge’s Choice

Selected by judge: David Bricka
Shawnie Kaminski   Mount Vernon   “Stars and Stripes”

Selected by judge: Debbie Allen
Kathleen Rathvon   Concrete   “Applique Houses”

Selected by judge: Paul Kelley
Judy Steen   Bow   “Charming Fractions”

Congratulations to Dennis Jones of Oak Harbor who won the 2011 raffle quilt – Blue and White Double Wedding Ring. He purchased his ticket at the Sedro-Woolley American Legion. His ticket was drawn by quilter Amelita Smith of Sedro-Woolley.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Quilt Show - Day Two!!

We had spectacular weather today - so welcome after the 9-month winter we have endured here in the Pacific Northwest.  So glad that Sedro-Woolley's Blast from the Past festival is enjoying perfect weather for the event!

At the quilt show, we had enthusiastic attendees, dedicated volunteers, and tempting vendors!

Today was the closing of the People's Choice voting.  Ribbons have been awarded - including the Judge's Choices from our three local celebrity judges - and the list of winners will be published tomorrow. 

In the meantime, here are photos of a few of the custom-decorated clothespins we use to hold the artists' statements to the quilts.  They're a little souvenir for each exhibitor, and each one is different!  We can't thank you enough for sharing your beautiful quilts with us; these clothespins are just a little reminder for you of how much you're appreciated.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Woolley Fiber Quilters 2011 Quilt show opens! Blast of Color!

Blast of Color has opened and it's a hit!  What a great day for a quilt show - beautiful weather and lots of folks eager to get out and explore Sedro-Woolley's Blast from the Past festival. 

Here are just a few photos to whet your appetite for the visual treat we have for you. 

Make sure you come to Downtown Sedro-Woolley this weekend for vintage cars, a bicycle fun ride, street vendors, kids' contests, and so much more!!