Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Hometown Cafe in Sedro-Woolley!  Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. - some people come early and have a bite to eat.

We'll start quilt show planning in earnest and starting in January we will meet twice a month.

Everyone is welcome to come and help!  We are the group that plans and executes the quilt show in Sedro-Woolley during the first weekend in June.  All local quilters are invited to enter quilts to show.  This is just for fun and to share the excitement of quilting with our friends, neighbors, and visitors.  We look forward to another great show with 200 or more quilts on display.  Come and make friends and catch the quilting fever!

All meetings at the Hometown Café at 5:30 p.m.
January 2, 2013
January 16, 2013
February 6, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 6, 2013
March 20, 2013

Challenge Quilts due March 1 - our Challenge is for a quilt representing a recipe, and you must submit the recipe with the quilt!  Challenge quilts will be displayed at the Story Walk and again at the Quilt Show!

Story Walk Sedro-Woolley - March 9, 2013  Theme:  Food!
National Quilting Day – March 16, 2013  Will there be a spontaneous flash mob? Again?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Next meeting Dec. 5th - and beyond!

Next meetings
Our next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Hometown Café, Wednesday, December 5th – regular meeting, quilt show discussion.  Dues are due by January 1.

And just because you overachieving quilters are working on your 2013 calendar planning, here are the meeting dates for first quarter!
All meetings at the Hometown Café at 5:30 p.m.
January 2, 2013
January 16, 2013
February 6, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 6, 2013
March 20, 2013

National Quilting Day – March 16, 2013


Saturday, November 3, 2012

WFQ Meeting Nov. 7th!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 7th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hometown Cafe in downtown Sedro-Woolley.  This will be our "annual meeting" - per bylaws - so be sure to attend!

We'll discuss quilt show biz (of course), our upcoming class in January, and a few other interesting topics.  Our membership year is the calendar year so you are invited to pay your 2013 dues at this meeting or the one in December. 

Bring a friend!  Come on down to the meeting!  And be sure to stop by Cascade Fabrics to see the windows decorated for the Apple Cup! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fiber Follies Tomorrow!

A quick reminder about the Woolley Fiber Follies tomorrow, October 20th!

We're looking forward to seeing lots of folks - including young quilters - at our first ever Fiber Follies!  Lots of useful demonstrations to help you enhance your skills, get a taste of a new technique, and ask technical questions! 

Our purpose is to bring quilting education to the community - through our quilt show, classes, and these demonstrations!  Get in on the fun and get ready for the "Blast of Bubbles" quilt show, May 31, June 1-2, 2013! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Here is a list of the demonstrations we have scheduled for the Woolley Fiber Follies:

English Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting
Angle Play
Fabric Postcards
Shibori fabric manipulation
Foundation Paper Piecing
Mitered borders
Hand stitching
Thread Scarf
Applique by hand
Bobbin work by machine

Some will be offered for multiple sessions.
All demos begin on the hour and are about 40 minutes long.
Just enough to whet your appetite to try a new skill!

There will be a "sit and sew" area for you to work on a project of your own.

Come and meet other local quilters! 
Find out about quilting groups in the Sedro-Woolley area! 
Cost is $5 for the day - young quilters under 18 are free.
Snacks will be available for sale or bring your own snacks/lunch.
A day of fun for quilters!
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - 1006 Wicker Road - Sedro-Woolley
Questions?  Post them here!

Friday, August 31, 2012


Woolley Fiber Follies!

Our first (annual?) skills-sharing day is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Wicker Road in Sedro-Woolley.

This is a preview of events!

Local quilters will conduct 45-minute demonstrations throughout the day on quilting, sewing, and stitching techniques that they are skilled in.  Like binding a quilt, applying mitered borders, hand-stitching for embellishment, and so much more!

These are local folks who want to share their expertise with you and to stir up interest in quilting!  After all, the Woolley Fiber Quilters 4th annual quilt show will be May 31-June 2, 2013 and you'll want to have your entries ready!

Cost for the Fiber Follies will be $5 for the day and we'll encourage preregistration when it gets closer to the time. 

And if YOU have a specialty skill that you would like to demostrate, contact us via this blog site and we'll get in touch! 

There are SO MANY quilters in this area who are talented and willing to share their skills with others.  You'll want to be on hand for the fun!

Check back here!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bellingham quilt show this weekend!

"Quilting by the Bay"

Our friends, The Moonlight Quilters of Bellingham, will hold their biannual quilt show Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25, at the Boys and Girls Club building:

1715 Kentucky Street, Bellingham

Members are planning a GREAT show with many quilts on display, a tea room, raffle prizes, demonstrations, and vendors!

Check out this web site for more information:

Isn't that quilt above fabulous? It's the Moonlight Quilters' raffle quilt for 2012 and you can buy a ticket (or two!) at the show.

Come on out and enjoy the fun! Meet your friends at the Moonlight Quilters 2012 Quilt Show!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Whatcom County Museum presents these upcoming quilt exhibits and events:

American Quilts: The Democratic Art
opens to the public August 4 - October 28, 2012

Along with the exhibit they will be offering two programs opening weekend:

Quilts in Women's Lives: Threads Through Time Saturday, August 4, 3 p.m.
$3 suggested donation; Museum members free
Old City Hall

More than just blankets, quilts commemorate beginnings, endings, passages and celebrations. Julie Silber, co-curator of American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1708 – 2007, offers a rich, illustrated presentation that places quilts in the context of the lives of the women who made them, and those who lived with them. Julie is one the world's most respected quilt authorities. Curator of the renowned Esprit quilt collection in San Francisco, she is co-author of "Hearts and Hands," and "Amish: The Art of the Quilt."

Quilt Market Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$3 suggested donation; Museum members free

Internationally known quilt dealers Julie Silber, Jean Demeter, Jane Lury and David Hupert display 19th and early 20th century American, English, and French quilts in this one-day pop-up market — a great opportunity to see and learn about these wonderful textiles. Beginning and advanced collectors will find suitable quilts for purchase as will someone wanting just one piece to warm a room. Verbal appraisals of quilts brought to the Market, $10 per quilt.

For more and updated information, visit:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Congratulations to Angie Cynkar of Everett who won our quilt, "All Around Town" at the drawing on Saturday, June 2nd.  She is pictured here, picking up her prize at Cascade Fabrics.  She purchased her ticket at the Skagit County Fair last summer and was so surprised to be the winner!  She is thinking about becoming a quilter...this might give her the inspiration!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Finding our audience - from car show to quilt show!

Special poster positioning for car show attendees on June 3 in downtown Sedro-Woolley!
[Yes, this is lime green duct tape.]

"Blast of Stars" People's Choice Winners!

Woolley Fiber Quilters “Blast of Stars” Quilt Show 2012 – June 1-2-3
Winners in the People’s Choice voting categories:

"Retirement, O Retirement" by Roxanne Freberg

Large Quilts
1st           Roxanne Freberg, Stanwood                       “Retirement, O Retirement”
2nd          Judy Johnson, Sedro-Woolley                      “Apple Core” [pieced by Mary Pixley, Cedar Grove NC, quilted by Carol Stonecipher, Madison, IN]
3rd          Erin Swieter, Sedro-Woolley                        “Celebrating 40 Years”

Small Quilts
1st           Julie Anderson, Sedro-Woolley                   “Coneflower”
2nd          Janet Quam, Sedro-Woolley                        “African Pie”
3rd          Janet Quam, Sedro-Woolley                        “Tilting Tulips in Red”

Miniature Quilts
1st           Elinor Nakis, Sedro-Woolley                        “Coming Home”
2nd          Janet Quam, Sedro-Woolley                        “Orange and Red Tulip #2”
3rd          Judy Johnson, Sedro-Woolley                      “Tiffany Kitty”

Youth  Quilts
1st           Lydia Williamson, Sedro-Woolley                             “Rose Patch”

Theme Quilts – on the theme “Stars”
1st           Charlotte Furchert, Sedro-Woolley                           “Freedom”
2nd          Linda Downing, Sedro-Woolley                                 “Woolley’s Starry Night”
3rd          Noni Moody, Sedro-Woolley                                      “I see a star…I see a star”

Challenge Quilts – quilts to represent a book
1st           Sharyn Erickson, Mt. Vernon                                      “Hens on Heels Go to Town”
2nd          Amy Lanning, Sedro-Woolley                                     “Happy Hoo Hoos”
3rd          Joy Neal, Mount Vernon                                              “Dragons and Dreams”

Category – Other
1st           Marilyn Dite, Sedro-Woolley                                      “Chick Table Topper”
2nd          Linda Downing, Sedro-Woolley                                 “Medallion Jacket and Purse”
3rd          Jan Schuirman, Sedro-Woolley                                   “Purrfection” [jacket]

Winners in the Judge’s Choice category
Judge Nick Van Jaarsveld selected “Giant Dahlia” by Gail Hinds of Sedro-Woolley
Judge Kathy McNeill selected “River of Gold” by Shawnie Kaminski of Sedro-Woolley
The staff of Joy’s Bakery selected “Glacier Star” by Debbie Wallace Dietrich of Kennewick

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Blast of Stars is over, but WHAT A GREAT SHOW!  Thanks to everyone who worked on the show and showed quilts, and a very special thanks to those who attended.  We appreciate you all and hope you enjoyed our effort to share quilting with you.  The Skagit Valley is full of enthusiastic quilters! 

People's Choice winners and more photos will be posted here in the next day or so.  Visit often!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 2 of Blast of Stars!  More fun with many local folks in attendance along with some who came from a little farther away, such as those from Vancouver, WA and Silverdale!

We added new members and wrapped up our People's Choice voting.  The ribbons have been awarded - who won?  We'll find out in the morning at 10 a.m.

Take a look at these samples of our quilting fun and plan to join us on day 3!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wow!  What a great first day of the Blast of Stars Quilt show!  Great attendance and support from the community - and some traveled quite a ways to see our fun show!  200+ quilts on display, seven vendors, a member boutique with finished items for sale, demonstrations of various types of quilting, and lots of spontaneous frivolity!  SUPER THANKS to all the dedicated volunteers who made this happen and MEGA THANKS to the quilters who let us display their quilts.

Here are a few tidbits to whet your appetite for more!  Come see us at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Quilt turn-in day was today, and we have collected 200 beautiful quilts!  Plan to come and see them this weekend, June 1-2-3 at the Blast of Stars quilt show!  Thanks to the faithful volunteers who came to process quilts today.  We're ready for our third fabulous weekend of quilts!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Quilt Show entry forms are due Wednesday, May 16th!

Be sure to get your forms in and join us for Blast of Stars, June 1-2-3!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Our neigbors in Langley, BC are nearly ready to present another wonderful show!


2012 Quilt Show
"The Threads That Bind Us"
May 11 - 12, 2012

May 11 4-9 p.m.
May 12 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Over 200 Quilts, Raffle Quilt, Art & Traditional Quilts, Quilt Challenge, Merchant Mall, Tea Room, Gift Shop, Silent Auction and more.... Wheelchair accessible, Ample Free Parking. Admission $5.00.
Quilt Show Challenge: "Black and White and Crayon all over!"
George Preston Rec Center
20699 42 AVE
Langley, BC 

For more info visit:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Countdown to Quilt Show!

Our third annual quilt show is June 1-2-3!  This year our theme is "Blast of Stars" and we're getting ready to shine!

Quilt show preregistration forms are now available - hard copies at Cascade Fabrics in Sedro-Woolley and soft copies via Teri Bever or Judy Johnson.  Leave a message on this blog if you need a form and don't have the current e'mail addresses.

We welcome quilters of ALL abilities to participate and display quilts.  This is a COMMUNITY quilt show and we want to show off the variety of talent that Sedro-Woolley and Skagit County quilters have to offer.  There will be some quilts displayed from outside our immediate area, too, come and see!  We plan to hang 200+ quilts again this year.

Remember to submit a photo with each entry form.  Also cite the source of your pattern on the form and in the artist's comments that will be displayed with the quilts.  We want to be sure to credit pattern designers wherever we can! 

Once again, we will have local "Celebrity Judges" who will each pick one favorite as well as "People's Choice" winners in these categories:  Large (over 200" in circumference), Small (100" to 199"), Miniature (1" to 99"), Theme, Challenge ("books"), Youth, and Other (wearables, totes, etc.) .

All this in coordination with Sedro-Woolley's Blast from the Past celebration which features vendors, kids' contests, live music, Museum open house, and the vintage car show on Sunday June 3.

Downtown Sedro-Woolley!  See you there!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

National Quilting Day Flash Mob Parade!!

We did it again!  The Super Secret National Quilting Day Flash Mob Parade was held this morning in downtown Sedro-Woolley!  A great way to celebrate the day and to remind folks of our upcoming quilt show June 1-2-3.  And a great way to add color and warmth to a cold and gray day!  We stop at nothing!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Story Walk and Book Challenge Quilts!

Thank you to our Celebrity Readers, volunteers, quilters, participating businesses, and Story Walkers for the great fun we had at the first “Story Walk Sedro-Woolley” on March 10!  We had so much positive feedback about the day – everyone loved hearing great stories and enjoyed the camaraderie of the shared experience.  Sedro-Woolley has a treasure in our Downtown core – this is the kind of event that home town memories are made of.  Let’s have a Story Walk again next year!

Here are photos of a few of the great quilts that were on display!!