Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Block Party Quilters in Issaquah! Nov. 10-11-12, 2017!

It's time to close out the quilt guild show year with a spectacular show!  The Block Party Quilters in Issaquah are up to the challenge - they always have a fun show with surprises and inspiration!

The Issaquah Community Center might be the PERFECT quilt show venue.  Lots of natural light, even in these gray days of November, and plenty of room to display and appreciate quilts!

Come early and stay late.  Issaquah has a lot to offer and the Block Party Quilters are ready to show you what they have been up to. 

Threadmongers will be there!  You need thread to last you through the winter!!

Here's the link:

http://www.bpquilters.org/

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!