Monday, June 6, 2016

2017 - the planning begins!

Starting now, we're looking forward to our 2017 quilt show! 

Where will it be?  Only time will tell.  As you know, there is no large, permanent venue in Sedro-Woolley so we are the "moveable feast" of quilt shows.  We truly appreciate the building owners who have worked with us to make our shows possible.

In the meantime, we have already selected our 2017 theme! 

"Blast of Birds"
June 2-3-4, 2017

And the Blast of Birds raffle quilt was revealed on Saturday, June 4.  Tickets were sold at the show and continue to be available at Cascade Fabrics in Sedro-Woolley.

Be the first on your block to buy a chance on this HUGE quilt!  84" x 104"

And work on your quilt show entries for next year's Blast of Birds!

Blast of Baskets 2016 - the people behind the scenes!

I'm not sure how many people it took to put on this show - you have already seen photos of many of them.  But it might have been 75 different folks involved in planning and executing Blast of Baskets.  For a town with a population of 10,000, we know that any event involving that many people is a BIG DEAL!

Here are a few more photos of faces you know and love.  I wish I had photos of all of them but many are camera shy.  See prior posts for more workers!!

Blast of Baskets Winners - the People have spoken!!

"Blast of Baskets" 2016
People's Choice Winners
Winner Winner's City Winning quilt name
Large Quilts
First Kathleen Wragg Baker Mount Vernon Blooming Garden
First Louise Harris Sedro-Woolley Earthlight
First Renee Cutler Bellingham Sewen' Seeds
Second Joy Eberly Mount Vernon Mother's Handkerchiefs
Second Nancy Green Pasco Cow-Lender
Second Kristine Norton Bellingham Wedding Rings in Lavendar
Third Judy Steen Bow Elephants
Third Butch Stearns Mount Vernon Mariners Compass
Third Kristine Norton Bellingham Music to my Ears
Medium Quilts
First Dianne Lowe Burlington Flowers for Janet
First Natalie Hunskor Mount Vernon Quilters by the River: Row by Row
First Kathleen Rathvon Birdsview Owls Round Robin
Second Judy Garrison Mount Vernon In the Garden
Second Wilma Hamm Camano Island Hollow Star
Second Rebecca Bunke Sedro-Woolley Odessa's Foxes
Third Maggie Radliff Mount Vernon Through the Window
Third Judy Steen Bow Selvage Bookshelf
Third Linda Stearns Mount Vernon Asian Reflection
H Mention Judy Garrison Mount Vernon Feathered Star
Small Quilts
First Diana Smith Anacortes Fanciful Lady
First Barbara Dahl  Bellingham Hillside Houses
First Joy Eberly Mount Vernon Boo Night!
Second Kathleen Rathvon Birdsview Crabapple Hill Wallhanging
Second Donna Bybee Bellingham Blast of Blossoms
Second Jahr Huber Mount Vernon Serene Moon
Third Kathleen Wragg Baker Mount Vernon Roundabout
Third Shirley Koning Lynden Angela's Storm
Third Maggie Radliff Mount Vernon Springtime
Extra Small Quilts
First Virginia Thogersen Mount Vernon Black Guppies
Second Jean Markus Mount Vernon Midnight Mouse
Third Charlotte Furchert Sedro-Woolley Colorful Prisms
H Mention Shirley Smith Sedro-Woolley Sassman Tablerunner
Theme "Blast of Baskets
First Dianne Lowe Burlington Baskets instead of Mexico
Second Jo Bond-Angell Arlington Grandma's Flower Baskets
Third Carol Torset Sedro-Woolley Grandbaby's Baskets
H Mention Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley 1930's Kittens in Baskets
H Mention Wilma Hamm Camano Island Baskets in a Row
First Dorothy Merritt Arlington Winter Wonderland
Second Sharyn Erickson Sedro-Woolley Looking out the Window at Christmas
Third Eleanor Reid Sedro-Woolley Christmas Morning
H Mention Virginia Thogersen Mount Vernon Holiday Snowmen
Special Category:  "Blast of Procrastination"
First Noni Moody Sedro-Woolley My Jar Collection
Second Londa Schultz Sedro-Woolley Little Farmer Girl
Third Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley Now I Lay me Down to Sleep
First Zinnia Berg Sedro-Woolley Padden's Quilt
Second Logan Torset Sedro-Woolley Football Fun
Third Zinnia Berg Sedro-Woolley Apron
First Judy Johnson Sedro-Woolley Upcycled Woolley Market Bag
Second Scott Holmstrom Sedro-Woolley Dickens Visits Woolley
Third Butch Stearns Mount Vernon Embroidered 2016 Poster
Celebrity Judges' choices
Jeff Russell Jessica Torset Sedro-Woolley World of Love
Scott Holmstrom Mary Stanton Mount Vernon My Heartsong
Al Chandler Mary Knapp  Bay View Christmas Wreath

Note:  Sorry about the truncation of the quilts' names.  This is the maximum that I can get on the screen!! 

Blast of Baskets - Day 3 winding down!

Here are a few - and I mean a FEW photos of the 250+ quilts on display at Blast of Baskets.  Just to show you what a great collection of quilts we had and to whet your appetite for next year! 

If you are even remotely interested in becoming a quilter, we are all here to help you and encourage you to get started!  Some of our newest quilters won ribbons this year, and we're so proud of everyone who entered a quilt or two.

The list of winners will be published in a separate post.  In the meantime, enjoy this mini-show!



Blast of Baskets - our Bed Turning was a Blast!!

The 2016 "bed turning" was full of quilting education with some fun thrown in!  Teri had an idea this year - that we could show a vintage quilt and its modern cousin, with a little of the history of the pattern and of each quilt.  So off we went into quilt history-land, with Teri leading the way and Londa and Noni as quilt-holders.  The bed turning was held twice each day of the three-day show and the audiences were always full!  From Dresden Plate to Arrow Star to Double Wedding Ring,  you're sure to see some of your favorites! 

Thanks to the quilters who loaned us their vintage treasures and who made the modern cousins for our great display!

Starting with a BASKET quilt for our theme, Blast of Baskets!

Double Wedding Ring

Arrow Star, Beautiful Star, and other names for this popular block.

Dresden Plate


Finally, the adventures of Sunbonnet Sue!