Monday, March 20, 2017

Quilting Economic$! Tri-City Quilters' Guild March 24-25

Those clever quilters in the Tri-Cities are putting the final touches on their quilts for the "Quilting Economic$" show this Friday and Saturday, March 24-25!  Held again at the beautiful and spacious Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, the show's featured artist is Geneva Carroll and guest artist is Jason Yenter!

Come and see 400 quilts!  Plus the Raffle quilt, Community Service Quilts, Guild Challenge, a Silent Auction, and 35+ vendors!  Yes!  Threadmongers will be there! 

It's time to spice up your thread stash and be ready for the many ideas you have for your 2017 quilting year!  If you're wondering about those thick threads, I'll be doing a demo on "#12 Threads and their Friends" that you'll want to attend.  I'll give you more ideas.  So nice to be able to help quilters finish a project beautifully!

So plan to cruise on out to Kennewick and enjoy the terrific hospitality of the Tri-Cities Quilters' Guild.  Here's the link:

You need thread!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Kitsap Quilters present "Rhapsody in Blue" February 17-18, 2017!!

It's here!  A long, snowy winter has its reward - the Kitsap Quilter's show!!  First show of the season and we're all eager to get out there and see the beautiful work the Kitsap Quilters have created since last February.

So as we count down to the show opening on Friday, quilters are getting ready to admire and inspire!  Come on out to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds this weekend.  Easy parking, easy access, always a festive mood.  Those Kitsap Quilters take seriously their responsibility for holding the first show of the season and they are ready to make sure you have a great time!

Here's the link:

Threadmongers will be there, along with so many of your favorite vendors.  We are ready to help you finish your current project and start the next one! 

Supporting local guild quilt shows assures that there will always be someone in your community who is quilting and passing on the knowledge of the craft.  Plus, quilt guilds do so much good works for those who need some comfort - in your neighborhood! 

Come and see The Threadmonger at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds this weekend - YOU NEED THREAD!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Here we are at the beginning of the "quilt show year"!  I have already seen promotional materials for many shows in Washington State and Lower British Columbia; it looks like a GREAT year for quilt show lovers!!

If you are looking for one more way - or two - to promote your show, here is a post I put up in 2012 to help guilds publicize their shows.  There are so many ideas - find the ones that suit your show and use them!  Quilters want to find you!

These are strategies that work for my guild and other guilds I know.  Please feel free to use them in the planning and execution of your fun quilting events!  We all want quilters and quilt-appreciators to have a GREAT time at your show! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 First half quilt show schedule for THREADMONGERS!

How exciting to start the “quilt show year” again!  As I get my shows lined up for the season, I think about all the friends I have made at these shows and how much fun we have getting back in touch after the long winter! 

The first show of the year belongs to those Kitsap Quilters, as usual.  I can hardly wait to see what they do with this year’s theme!

Threadmongers’ schedule
for the first half of 2017

February 17-18, 2017                      Kitsap Quilters                                  
     "Rhapsody in Blue"

March 24-25, 2017                           Tri-City Quilters Guild                    
     "Quilting Economic$"
     I don’t know who thinks up the TCQG show themes but they are always the most creative!!

April 6-7-8, 2017                                Clark County Quilters Guild         
     “A Walk on the Wild Side”

April 28-29, 2017                               All in Stitches Quilt Guild of Everett         
     “Through the Eye of the Quilter”

 May 19-20, 2017                               Yakima Valley Quilters Guild                       
     “Quilts in the City”

July 14-15-16, 2017                          Woolley Fiber Quilters                                  
     “Blast of Birds”

                ***Note!!!  This is a NEW date for the WFQ show – it has historically been in June.

                But there’s a great new venue – Cascade Middle School – with LOTS of room
                for LOTS of quilts!
What’s new at Threadmongers this year?
Lots of GREAT threads for your creative juices!

Wonderfil – including the popular Invisafil, Konfetti, Eleganza, and Master Quilter!

Aurifil – 1300 meter spools plus those BIG cones!

Superior Threads – too many to list.  But lots of folks have been asking me for MonoPoly and I have it!!

Valdani – the luscious hand-dyed variegated threads and pearl cotton.

Presencia – 60-weight piecing threads

Signature – the ever-popular workhorse cone threads for longarming

Fil-Tec – cotton and poly prewound bobbins and Glide poly!
Specialty threads for applique, sashiko, couching, big stitch quilting, fine hand quilting, embroidery, embellishment, and thread to satisfy your creative mind!

There’s so much more.  You have seen my booth and it is overloaded!  But that’s what makes quilting fun – high quality threads to make your beautiful quilts last for years!

See you in 2017.  You need thread!!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy Thread New Year! 2017!

Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope your resolutions include GREAT THREADS!!

Don't get in a thread rut - try something new this year!

Are you using poor quality, linty thread?  Try a premium quality, long staple, smooth cotton thread!

Stuck using the same color all of the time?  Try some new ones!  So beautiful.

Stuck using the same weight threads all of the time?  Experiment with thread weights to get the drama or the texture you want.

Not sure about the polyester threads?  Jump on in!  Try quilting on top with some beautiful polys.  They have the shine and strength you will love!

Had a bad experience with metallic thread in 1989?  They are all new now!  Use some bling!

Be ready to create some marvelous quilts in 2017 with some amazing threads! 

The Threadmonger is here for you!

I'll publish my show schedule soon.  First up is the Kitsap Quilters show February 17-18.  I know you can hardly wait!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Downtown Sedro-Woolley is ready for Christmas! 
Come and visit us - we are an old-fashioned downtown experience every day of the year.  Dine and shop with us and enjoy the main street feeling.  You'll be glad you did!
Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays to all of you!
Photo by J. Osborne.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Block Party Quilters present the last guild show of 2016 - Nov. 11-12-13!

The Block Party Quilters have creative inspiration for you at their annual quilt show Nov. 11-12-13 at the Issaquah Community Center!

This is the last "guild" quilt show in Western Washington of the year - and the vendors are always a little manic for the occasion! 

You'll enjoy the members' entries plus those of their featured quilter, Lisa Jenni.  She's a local standout and if you are a frequent quilt show attendee in these parts, you are probably familiar with her interesting work. 

BPQ always has a great tea room and boutique, as well as some super door prizes! 

And the Issaquah Community Center is the perfect venue for the show - lots of light comes in, even on the gray November days!

Come early and stay late!  Threadmongers will be there - it will be a long winter and YOU NEED THREAD!!

Here's the link: