Tuesday, December 24, 2013

WFQ Winter Escape Class - January 17-18-19 - open sew Jan. 20!

Our January class still has room for YOU to register!

Instructor:  Laurie Shifrin

Trunk show and lecture Friday, January 17:  “Where I get my inspiration”.
Class January 18-19:  All class members will do the same one.
Class fee includes pattern:  Sunset Over Sedona.
20 student limit.
Some catering will be provided for the class.  Bring snacks if you like.

Monday, January 20 is a holiday so we have the Senior Center reserved for a sew day.  Bring a lunch.  All welcome.  No charge.

Full registration – Friday night lecture and two-day class $75
Friday lecture only $5

What to do: 
Contact Teri Bever RIGHT NOW and register with her.  If you need contact info, leave a message here. 
Go to Cascade Fabrics, complete the form, write a check to WFQ, and leave everything with Bobi.

Registration for the remaining spots is now open to the public, so tell a friend!

Underwritten, in part, by Woolley Fiber Quilters!

And a reminder:  Our first WFQ meeting of the new year will be January 8th!  5:30 p.m.  Home Town Café. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WFQ Meeting Wednesday, October 2!

Take a little break from fall quilting projects and come on down to the WFQ meeting on October 2.  We are always planning the next quilt show!

5:30 p.m. at the Hometown Café
Some people come a little early and have dinner.

Our biggest discussion issue is WHERE WILL THE 2014 QUILT SHOW BE? 

Bring ideas and you could even bring someone who owns a big building in SW!

Monday, September 9, 2013

WFQ meeting Wednesday, September 11!

We are getting together on September 11, after a couple of months of rest!

Time to start planning our 2014 quilt show - Blast of Freedom!

Our meetings are at 5:30 p.m. at the Hometown Café in downtown Sedro-Woolley.

Are you interested in being part of our fifth annual quilt show?  Come to the meeting and let's get things cooking!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pacific West Quilt Show - Skagit quilters well-represented!

The Pacific West Quilt Show, the premier event for the Association of Pacific West Quilters, was a great place to spot the work of Skagit County quilters!  Held August 23-24-25 at the Tacoma Convention Center, the center was full of quilts for the annual show, special exhibits, classes, guild information, quilt appraisals, and vendors! 

Quilters in 18 western U.S. states and Canadian provinces vied for prizes in this juried show.

Here are the local works spotted on the exhibit floor: 

Nancy Anders, La Conner - Merit Award for Best use of Embellishment for “Crazy My Way”.

Jo Ann Blade, Mount Vernon with Kim Diamond, Columbia MO for “Serenghetti”, Second Place, in the Pictorial Large category.

Louise Harris, Sedro-Woolley was featured in a special exhibit of previous show winners for her quilt “Choices, Seeing My Way Through”.

Additional local quilters whose pieces were juried into the show included:

Leanne Stewart, Mount Vernon – “Turn of the Century” and “It Just Makes me Smile”.

Cheryl Barron, Stanwood – “My Fantasy Garden”

Janet Foster, La Conner – “Line Dancing”

Shawnie Kaminski, Mount Vernon with Sharon Szekely, Camano Island, for “River of Gold”.

Barbara Eades, Mount Vernon, exhibited a garment in the Style Show on Saturday, August 24th.

Jo Ann Blade presented a class on her Perfect Placement technique for raw edge applique.

The La Conner Quilt Museum provided a special exhibit of antique quilts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WFQ members win big at Skagit County Fair!

Jan Sager and Londa Schultz, two of our very own Woolley Fiber Quilters, won big ribbons at the Skagit County Fair!  And Sophia Martin, a winner from the WFQ show in June, won again at the fair.  Congrats to all!



Thursday, June 13, 2013

2014 Quilt Show Theme Selected!!

Blast of Freedom! 

As is our tradition, at the wrap-up meeting for this year's quilt show we selected a theme for the next one!  Our theme will be patriotic; "Blast of Freedom" with Red, White, and Blue as the dominant color combo!

There is more information about the show entry opportunities coming, and we're planning to have a very special demonstration of quilting for veterans.  Watch this blog all year long for updates!

Here is the most important one:  The quilt show needs a home!  As your saw during the 2013 Blast of Bubbles show, we need a big space (or two) downtown to house the quilt show for Blast from the Past weekend, June 6-7-8, 2014.  Neither of the buildings we used this year will be available to us next year.  We have previously investigated all possiblities in the downtown core and have not found a suitable home for 2014 yet.  So we're putting out the call:  If you own or manage a BIG space in downtown Sedro-Woolley that could be made available for the quilt show next year, please let us know via this blog! 

In the meantime, our local quilters will be going ahead on faith that a space will be found and putting together fabulous quilts for you to enjoy at Blast of Freedom 2014!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blast of Bubbles - Street View

Just a few memories of our publicity efforts!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blast of Bubbles - birds!

We had a few quilts featuring birds in our show this year!  Here are some sample photos - perhaps this is a trend?  I hear that owls are back in fashion!


Somebody found her favorite!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blast of Bubbles - a view from the mezzanine!

We were so lucky to use an historic building for one of our two quilt show venues this year.  The former "JC Penney" building has passed through several hands and had several lives since then.  But the building is well cared for and is "between tenants" right now.  So we were able to secure it for our show!  Here are some photos taken of the display floor from the mezzanine area.  So spectacular!

Now owned by Pat Farrell, we like to call it
"The Farrell Building"!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Blast of Bubbles - circle quilts!

We wanted to play with circles this year, so we named our quilt show "Blast of Bubbles"! 

So many great circle quilts were submitted; here is a SAMPLING of quilts that feature circles in image, design, quilting, or shape.  Thanks to our exhibitors for really showing their creativity in this category!