Saturday, September 5, 2015

2016 quilt show - you guessed it - our theme is Blast of Baskets!

We normally select a theme for the next year, AFTER the current year's show.  Technically, we did that this year...

But there was no doubt that our 2016 theme would be "Blast of Baskets"!

This theme has taken on a life of its own, and people were making basket quilts even before the 2015 show was over!!

So get your best basket blocks on and let's have a knockout show AGAIN in 2016.  Just wait until you see the great quilt show we will put together for you.  The bed turning and new raffle quilt are both already being planned and begun.  Can you believe it? 

Blast of Baskets - 2016 raffle quilt!

Hey, Woolley Fiber Quilters! We were awarded a Best of Class ribbon on our fabulous raffle quilt for 2016, Blast of Baskets!! Skagit County Fair loves us!  The quilt is available for viewing at Cascade Fabrics, along with the raffle tickets!!

Blast of Freedom - raffle quilt winner!

Here's a GREAT photo of our 2015 raffle quilt winner - Renee Ackron of Camano!  Jahr Huber had the fun job of taking the quilt to her and seeing her reaction! Congrats to her and thanks for supporting Woolley Fiber Quilters!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blast of Farms - Alvina Sundsby

We had a very special entrant in Blast of Farms - Alvina Sundsby shared two of her amazing quilts with us.  She is 95 years young and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1938.  She attends Camano Island Quilters and generously exhibited her Dresden Plate quilt and a sweet one she calls "Frost on the Pumpkin".  Thanks to her and to ALL entrants, volunteers, and attendees!!

Blast of Farms - memories of other great quilts!

Did you choose a favorite at Blast of Farms?  We all had so much APPRECIATION for so many quilts!  Here are a few more photos for you to enjoy!

Blast of Farms - Loggerodeo quilt!

We showed 231 quilts at Blast of Farms that were eligible for the People's Choice voting.  Not all of them could win!  Here's one that was made by Butch and Linda Stearns for the Loggerodeo committee to use for fundraising.  Watch the Loggerodeo schedule (coming up SOON) to find out more about this amazing quilt!

Blast of Farms - winners in "Celebrity Judges" category!

Finally, here are our winners as selected by this year's Celebrity Judges!  For fun, we asked local mayors to choose their favorites.  The mayor of Sedro-Woolley was not invited this time because a) he has done it before and b) his wife is a quilter...

But this panel of judges did a great job and chose to honor some fabulous pieces.  Our definition of  "Celebrity" is always broad...but these three judges are certainly celebrities in Skagit County!

Selected by Jason Miller, mayor of Concrete
(and this year's Blast from the Past
adult jump rope champion!!).

Selected by Steve Sexton, mayor of Burlington.

Selected by Ramon Hayes, mayor of La Conner.

Blast of Farms - winners in "Other" category!

Here's our catch-all category for wearables, accessories, decorative items that are not quilts, and pretty much ANY inspired non-traditional-quilt!

Blast of Farms - winners in "Extra Small" category!

This is our category for any quilt up to 60 inches around the perimeter.  Includes true "miniatures" as well as other very small quilts.

Blast of Farms - winners in "Holiday" category!

This is a new category for us!  And we had some GREAT entries.  Any stitched item representing ANY holiday could be entered here. 

Blast of Farms - winners in "Challenge" category!

Our challenge this year was to construct a "market basket" type of quilt to show off the great produce in the Skagit Valley.  Here are the winners!

Oops!  Missing one photo of Londa Schultz'
second place quilt in this category. 
Will work on getting one...

This quilt was also part of the
"Wanda's Corn Challenge" group!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Blast of Farms - winners in "Small" category

Look at these little treasures!

Blast of Farms - winners in "Medium" category

Be sure to click on the last photo in this series and look at the sashiko stitching!!

Blast of Farms - winners in "Large" category