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.bpqquilters.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


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bibbity bobbin boo!

Just a quick reminder:

Are you interested in trying prewound bobbins?

The most important thing to know about this is WHAT SIZE bobbin your machine uses!!

Threadmongers carries:

  • L style
  • Class 15
  • or M Style (used by some longarm machines)

Here is a resource for you on prewounds:

http://threadmongers.blogspot.com/2012/11/prewoundbobbins-do-they-fit-my-machine.html


Make a point of knowing what size bobbins your machine uses.  If you have more than one machine...make sure you identify them all!  That way, when you come across the prewound bobbins at the Threadmongers booth you'll know what to choose!

The best way to know how prewound bobbins perform in your machine is to try them!

If your friend has a machine that takes the same size, share a package of prewounds so you can both get the experience. 

See you at the next quilt show!




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Yakima Valley Quilters show - May 19-20!

What a great weekend for a quilt show!  We are so inspired by SPRING!

The Yakima Valley Quilters have a show every other year, and THIS IS IT!  They are spreading out at the Yakima Convention Center - rumor is that they had so many  more entries than they expected that they had to take over two extra rooms. You know that means quilters have been busy!

So come to Yakima this weekend - after all this inspiration YOU'LL NEED THREAD!  And you knew I was going to say that...

Here's the link:

http://www.yakimavalleyquiltersguild.org/quilt-show-may-19-and-20-2017-500-quilts-displayed-vendors-silent-auction-raffle-quilt.htm

See you in Yakima!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

All in Stitches Quilt Show in EVERETT!!!! April 28-29, 2017

Here's a GREAT new addition to our regional family of quilt shows - the All In Stitches quilt guild has planned a terrific new show for you in EVERETT!!  At the Xfinity Arena on Hewitt Avenue.


Full disclosure:  I lived in Everett for a long time, a long time ago.  Everett needed a quilt show then and they need one now.  Here it is!! 

Not only are there beautiful quilts to see and inspiring vendors, but the AIS crew has planned an opening night gala, classes, evening lecture, demonstrations, and some special fun for kids!!

Threadmongers will be there!

This show is EASY ACCESS from I-5, which is another feature we have needed in quilt shows for a long time.  There are local restaurants for a nice lunch and overnight accommodations if you are so inclined.  Do you sew in your hotel room?  (I do...)

Remember that Threadmongers has the BEST prices on quilting threads in the region.  Plan to stock up on Aurifil, King Tut, So Fine, Invisafil, Master Quilter, Konfetti, Kimono and YLI silk, Valdani quilting thread and pearl cotton, and literally DOZENS more of your favorites. 

Bring your machine's bobbin size if you are shopping for prewound bobbins!  Class 15 and L style bobbins are in stock with cotton and poly to choose from!

Let's all support this new quilt show venture - see you in Everett!

You need thread!!

Here's the link:

http://www.allinstitcheswa.org/events


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Clark County Quilters walk on the wild side! April 6-7-8!

Clark County Quilters are in the Clark County Event center for the second year!  Right off I-5!  (Exit 9)

We had so much fun last year in a big new space with lots of room to turn around - which, of course, means better viewing of quilts! 

[Full disclosure:  I'm a member of this guild!  I lived in Vancouver WA for a long time and was active with this BIG, talented group.  Even though I moved away in 2006, I'm still a member to keep in touch with my friends!]


 
And you need to know the work of Featured Quilter, Barbara Shapel.  She is just amazing.
 
Especially since she uses lots of THREAD...
 
This is a three-day show so you can be sure and come.  They even offer a three-day pass!  Quilt shows are full of energy and fun.  LOTS of people spend three days at this one!
 
So gather up your quilty friends and zoom on over to the CCQ show - you'll want to walk on the wild side, too!  Here's the link: 
 
 
 With all this inspiration, you'll need thread!!