Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Washington Stars Quilt Guild - Show October 13-14 in Olympia!

The Washington Stars are having
a two-day quilt show in a great,
central location for the
South Sound area! 

https://washingtonstarsquiltguild.rainadmin.com/washington-stars-quilt-guild-2017-quilt-show.htm


Quilts, demos, vendors, boutique, and fun!

Come on out and be inspired - meet this great group of quilters.

Threadmongers will be there - winter is coming - YOU NEED THREAD!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Westside Quilters Guild - Hillsboro Oregon - October 7-8!



The Portland Metro Area has a zillion quilters!  Many of them are on the "west side" and enjoy quilting camaraderie with the Westside Quilters Guild!

So they're planning a GREAT show for you at the Tuality Health Education Center in beautiful Hillsboro.  I have been visiting that town for many years - primarily in my former career - but I have been to this quilt show, too, and it is so much fun!

October 7-8 is coming up soon.  Threadmongers will be there plus some other popular vendors and a member boutique.  

Featured quilters are Violet Craft and AnnMarie Cowley.  I KNOW you have been admiring Violet Craft designs lately. 

Did you know that you can get to Hillsboro on the MAX train?  I have done it.

Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.westsidequilters.org/

Be sure to turn out and support quilt guild shows.  The guilds do such wonderful charity work all year around and they are so proud to share their love of quilting with neighbors, friends, and other quilters!

You need thread!



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sea Pals/Ocean Shores Quilt Show Sept. 15-16-17!

It's that lovely time of year again - fall!  When the rains return to give us some relief from wildfires and dust, and when our thoughts turn to quilting!

Often, when it's raining inland it's sunny at the beach!  You know this is true if you're a native Pacific Northwest person.  Well, the Sea Pals will have another AMAZING quilt show, rain or shine!

This is one of the best quilt shows in one of the best venues that happens all year.  A perfect time for you to come on out and enjoy summer's waning days and get jazzed up for your wintertime quilting. 

Threadmongers will be there!  Wouldn't miss it.  The Sea Pals and I have a long relationship and I just love their guild and their show. 

This year I'm doing my demo, "#12 Threads and their Friends".  If you are thinking about using these extra heavy threads in your projects, come on out for the demo and a great selection from three manufacturers!

Also, are you looking for the new 80-weight Aurifil thread?  It's coming in!  Come and see what I have in stock and give it a try. 

So plan a trip to the beach!  It's so close...you can almost smell the ocean air.  Come on out and enjoy it for real!

You need thread!

Here's the link:

https://www.seapalquilters.org/

Ocean Shores Convention Center!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Quilting Summer for the Threadmonger!

I have had a nice block of time this summer to get some things done around the house - including quilting!!  Uninterrupted sewing time - are you jealous?

Lots of quilt finishes on the horizon - I have a bunch of tops completed now. Basting begins tomorrow! 

In the meantime, here are some finishes from earlier this year, and the ribbons I won in the Skagit County Fair!  Fully half of the quilt entries in the fair were from the quilters in my town - members of Quilters by the River. 

This is a quilting town!

 
Chippy's Scrappy Pouch
I did the embroidery on this piece with some great #12 threads!

 
Big Print Houses - traditional block

 
Birdies in the 'Hood - Neighborhood pattern by Elizabeth Hartman


 
This is a challenge piece that represents my birthday!
Cat pattern by Bonnie Sullivan.



Churn Dash Conversation - traditional block.


 
Pansy Party - pattern by Billie Lauder

See you at the Sea Pals' show in September!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunbonnet Sues in Sequim!

The annual Sequim Lavender Festival brings a lot of folks to town - but so do the quilts!  What a great event they have for a midsummer adventure.  You need to take a day or a weekend and come on out to Sequim for the lavender, the friendliness, and the quilt show!

I saw the raffle quilt last year when it was still just a top and I KNEW that it would be spectacular!  And it is!  Their theme is "Don't bug me, I'm quilting".  Bugs galore!



And because Sequim is the World Headquarters for The Applique Society you can always expect some great applique.  Bugs and flowers and everything!

Threadmongers will be there - my 10th year with the Sunbonnet Sues!  So much fun and many long time friends.  You need thread!

Here's the link:

http://www.sunbonnetsuequiltclub.org/

Monday, July 17, 2017

Threadmongers will be at these fine quilt shows through 2017!

Here is my schedule for the rest of 2017.  I'll look forward to seeing YOU there - bring your list - you need thread!!


Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club
July 21-22-23, 2017
Sequim Middle School, Sequim WA
www.sunbonnetsuequiltclub.org

Sea Pals Quilt Guild
September 15-16-17, 2017
Ocean Shores Convention Center, Ocean Shores WA
www.seapalquilters.org

West Side Quilters
October 7-8, 2017
Tuality Health Education Center, Hillsboro OR
www.westsidequilters.org

Washington Stars Quilt Guild
October 13-14, 2017
Washington Land Yacht Harbor Event Center, Olympia WA
www.washingtonstarsquiltguild.com

Gig Harbor Quilters – Meeting Speaker
November 1, 2017
Gig Harbor Yacht Club, Gig Harbor, WA
https://www.facebook.com/gigharborquilters/

Block Party Quilters
November 10-11-12, 2017
Issaquah Community Center, Issaquah, WA
www.bpquilters.org


Most of you know that you can call me "between shows" when you need something!  Happens all the time!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Blast of Birds quilt show - July 14-15-16!

What better way for me to celebrate Threadmongers' TWELVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY than to be a vendor at my own guild's quilt show!! 


Woolley Fiber Quilters will have their 8th annual quilt show July 14-15-16 at Cascade Middle School in Sedro-Woolley.  We have finally found a venue that allows us to have the entire show in one place, but we had to tweak the show dates a little and move from June to July.  This popular show will be fun and frenzied, as usual, and we have SO MANY lovely things to show you!

250+ quilts on display, member boutique, vendors, demonstrations, and the unforgettable BED TURNING, brought to you by Teri Bever.  What will she have up her sleeve this year?  Come and find out!



The entrance to Cascade Middle School is just off Highway 9; turn right on the McGarigle Road and you'll see the quilt show signs immediately.  Great parking!

Threadmongers will be part of nine excellent vendors for you.  Need scissors sharpened?   Bring them along!  Butch Stearns will be set up to sharpen them!

Thanks to all my customers who have supported me for 12 years - especially my VERY FIRST CUSTOMER in 2005, Alene Kempton Gragg!  I remind her of this every year.  She is part of my long-time quilting group, the Variable Stars in Vancouver WA.  Shout out to them and to the many customers who have become friends through the years.  Just had two calls from customer/friends this week!  A sweet anniversary.  Thank you all.



I'm sure YOU NEED THREAD!  See you at Blast of Birds this weekend!

Here's the link:

www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com