Sunday, May 19, 2019

Threadmongers' schedule for July-November 2019!

THANKS!  To all the customers, guilds, and guild members who have made the first half of 2019 so much FUN for me!  It's very clear that you are interested in using the best threads for your projects and are taking the time to LEARN about thread and trying new products!!

I enjoy your shows so much and I'm always amazed at the regional talent we have.  If YOU are a quilter or quilt-appreciator who has not yet discovered these wonderful quilt shows, do it NOW!  You will be inspired and have so much FUN!

Here is my calendar for the rest of 2019.  I hope to see all of you at one of these amazing shows:

July 12-13-14     Woolley Fiber Quilters
                            "United We Stand"
                            Sedro-Woolley   (Yes, this is my guild!)

August 15           Eastside Quilters - meeting program!  With thread!
                           "Thread by weight and fiber content" (my grand overview lecture)

September 20-21-22    Sea Pals Quilt Guild
                                     "A Whale of a Quilt Show"
                                    Ocean Shores

October 4-5         West Sound Quilters
                            "Community Stars"

October 11-12-13      Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
                                   "Quilt and Fiber Art Festival"
                                   Edward Hansen Conference Center, Everett WA

November 8-9-10      Block Party Quilters

That's all for 2019!  I'll be at home, quilting, until February 2020 when the Kitsap Quilters start the quilt show year!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Quilts in the City! Yakima - May 17-18, 2019

The sunny Yakima Valley Quilters are producing their bi-annual quilt show at the Yakima Convention Center, Friday and Saturday, May 17-18! 

This already promises to be a memorable show with lots of demos scheduled, your favorite vendors, and QUILTS!

This is a great location with great parking in the heart of Yakima.  Be sure to make the quick trip to see what the YVQG has been doing and find inspiration!

Threadmongers will be there - you need thread!

Here's the link:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kitsap Quilters "Stitches of Love" May 3-4, 2019!

Oh, Kitsap Quilters we have been waiting for you!!

Your amazing 2019 annual quilt show in February was blindsided by SNOW and the whole thing was postponed to the first weekend in May!  But we still want to see the show and enjoy the demos and spend time with YOU! 

So this weekend, Friday and Saturday, your dedicated fans and fellow fabric artists will make the easy trip to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and show the Kitsap Quilters some love!

I'll be doing a quick demo on Preserving Children's Artwork in Thread which will give you some simple ideas for getting that artwork on to fabric and honoring the artist with a quilted replica.  Be sure to have a young artist in mind and come to get some inspiration!

For directions, hours, and other valuable info, here's the link:

And yes, you need thread!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Everett Quilt Show! April 26-27! "It's Raining Quilts"

Wow!  The Everett Quilt Show team has put together a quilter's dream list of everything you ever wanted in a PNW quilt show!  The show itself is Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.  But there are classes starting on the 25th, an Opening Night Gala the evening of the 25th, demos, make and take, keynote speaker, shuttles to and from the show, and a lot more!

Still in downtown Everett at the Edward D. Hansen conference center, the facility has a beautiful layout, lovely views, and easy elevator access.

Threadmongers will be there with all your favorite threads! 

And more of your favorite vendors, plus a few new ones!

Show hours Friday and Saturday are 10 to 5.  Come early, stay late!

Be ready to be inspired by some of the most beautiful and interesting quilts in the region.  A great opportunity to find your newest obsession, or even the right idea to finish that UFO!!

Here's the link:

See you in Everett!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Clark County Quilters show - March 28-29-30, Exit 9 off I-5!

The Clark County Quilters are having their AMAZING annual quilt show March 28-29-30!

They do it at the Clark County Fairgrounds/Event center that is just a touch north of Vancouver WA at exit 9 (officially Ridgefield).  Because they need a BIG venue to hold this BIG show!

Full disclosure:  I am still a member of CCQ, even though I moved 230 miles away.  But this is such an astounding group of quilters that I need to be associated with them!  You will want to be a member, too!

And even though I have a personal prejudice, I will tell you that the 2018 CCQ show was, without question, the BEST QUILT SHOW I HAVE EVER ATTENDED.  I almost couldn't see it all! 

So they set the bar pretty high for themselves for 2019.  I'm sure they'll rise to the challenge!

I highly recommend that you get a three-day pass and come all three days!  You will want to see the Jelly Roll Race, study the Fort Vancouver Tapestry (I notice new things every time I look at it), and attend some of the demos.  There's a set of challenge quilts, other special exhibits, and a competitive block contest where your vote is needed!
Hey!  And after all that inspiration, you'll need thread!
Bring a tote bag, wear comfortable shoes, carpool with friends, and spend the day. As per the CCQ tradition, this is a Thursday-Friday-Saturday show.  Bring cash for parking and for the SHOPPING you'll do!  Be ready for quilting immersion!!
Here's the link:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Quilters Anonymous quilt show this weekend! March 15-16-17

The big "Monroe Quilt Show" - an annual extravaganza from Quilters Anonymous - is this weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe!  So many wait all year for this amazing show and their "new" venue (new for a few years) at the fairgrounds has proven to be a great location.  Everything in one space; vendors, demos, snacks, and QUILTS!
Threadmongers will be there - you'll need a huge infusion of thread after this long winter!

Here's the link:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Threadmongers 2019 quilt shows - first half updated!

Here is my "amended" list for the first half of 2019 - the Kitsap Quilters have rescheduled their show for the first weekend in May, due to SNOW.

But we are on to the SPRING season now and it's time for quilting and QUILT SHOWS!

See you at these fabulous guild events!

March 15-17, 2019
Quilters Anonymous
“Color Dance in Fabric and Thread”
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe

March 28-30, 2019
Clark County Quilters
“Blues and Lights, Quilters’ Delight”
Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA 

April 25-27, 2019
The Everett Quilt Show
“It’s Raining Quilts”
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett

May 3-4, 2019
Kitsap Quilters
“Stitches of Love”
Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton 
May 17-18, 2019
Yakima Valley Quilters Guild
“Quilts in the City”
Yakima Convention Center

July 12-14, 2019
Woolley Fiber Quilters
“United We Stand” 10th annual quilt show
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley

I'll list the shows for the last half of the year later on.  In the meantime, get out those 2019 calendars and plan to support these terrific guilds by attending their shows!