Friday, November 1, 2013

Block Party Quilters annual quilt show in Issaquah, November 8-9-10!

Those Block Party Quilters have put together an amazing show for you, starting November 8th!

They have a beautiful venue at the Issaquah community center - lots of light, lots of space for quilts, and a lovely community with fall colors all around!

Come early, stay late!  Stop by and see Threadmongers!  You know you need thread!

Monday, October 14, 2013

West Sound Quilters show October 25-26!

The West Sound Quilters will present a fun quilt show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, October 25-26, 2013!

Follow this link for more information about their show and their guild:

Fall is a great time to get inspired about quilting!  You'll have those cold winter days to snuggle up with your sewing machine...and THREAD!  You need it!  I know you have a lot of fabric at your house, but do you have enough THREAD??  Just an observation...

Come and see Threadmongers at the West Sound Quilters' show! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Westside Quilters show , Hillsboro Oregon, October 5-6

Westside Quilters are having their fun show in Hillsboro, Oregon this weekend!

Visit their web site and print their coupon for $1 off the $6 admission:

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6
Tuality Hospital Education Center  
(free covered parking)
334 SE 8th Ave at Baseline
in downtown Hillsboro, Health District Max stop.

150 quilts
door prizes
vendor mall
member boutique
featured artists

and more special features!  Find inspiration on the West Side!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Threadmongers' first ever "warehouse sale"!


        WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
           (small blue house)

        All the great threads you need for quilting!
        A special event for local quilters.
       10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
       Call 360-422-3788 for more information.
       Or visit  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sea Pal Quilters of Ocean Shores - 2013 Whale of a Quilt Show!

The Sea Pals of Ocean Shores will present their 2013 "Whale of a Quilt Show" this weekend!! Starts Friday - at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. This is always such a GREAT show!! And I'll be debuting my new demo/lecture, "60-Plus, Fine and Fabulous [thread]". The Sea Pals are an energetic and prolific group - come to the ocean and join in the fun!

Ocean Shores Convention center
Friday Sep. 27, 10am to 5pm
Saturday Sep. 28, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Sep. 29, 10am to 3pm

Visit their web site for more information!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quilt Show Publicity - another idea for you

Be sure to take flyers to your local hotels and motels!  Often visitors are looking for something interesting to do - one in every 14 households in the US has a quilter!  So you might have a quilter visiting your town! 

Include the hotels that specialize in business travelers - I used to look for quilt shops and shows when I was traveling as a consultant.  And there are also "trailing spouses" (yes, that's what they're called) who are looking for a way to spend the day while their spouse is working. 

Develop those relationships with the hospitality industry.  There might be a great door prize in your future or you might benefit directly or indirectly from hotel/motel taxes collected in your town to encourage tourism!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Evergreen Piecemakers "Fall Into Quilting" this weekend!

The Evergreen Piecemakers of Kent present their annual quilt show this weekend!  "Fall Into Quilts" will inspire you with LOTS of great quilts, demonstrations, merchant mall, gift boutique, featured quilter Sara Flannery, a tea room for relaxing, and the music of harpist David Michael. 

Kent Commons is West of Kent Station at
525 Fourth AVE N in Kent.

Show hours: 
Saturday, September 21st from 10 - 5
Sunday, September 22nd from 10 - 4. 
Admission $5.

Visit their web site for more information and directions!

Threadmongers will be there!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Redux: Quilt shows - attendance and publicity

I am posting this link to a previous Threadmongers blog entry from last year:

The subject of guild quilt shows and their challenges in promoting attendance has come up again recently in conversations that I have had with guild members. 

In last August's post, I compiled all of the ideas, strategies, and advice I have collected about how to make your quilt show the talk of the town!  And the region!  

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! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

EverGreen Quilters in Bellingham present their 2013 show!

Those EverGreen Quilters in Bellingham have planned a great show for you!

Friday, September 13: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 14: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Birchwood Presbyterian Church
Family Life Center
400 Meadowbrook Court
Bellingham, WA 98226

Over 100 quilts by EverGreen Quilters Members
Merchant tables
Raffle Quilt
Raffle Basket
White Elephant Sale
Quilting Demonstration
Admission: $6.00

Here is a link to their show web site - visit it for a special discount on the admission price!

Threadmongers will be there!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Covington Quilters - At the Hop!

Covington Quilters are ready for their 2013 quilt show!  This enthusiastic group always has a fun show with lots of inspiration and charm!  Come on out and join the fun!  THREADMONGERS will be there!!

2013 Quilt Show
"At The Hop"
 50's & 60's Theme

Cedar Heights Middle School
19640 SE 272nd
Covington, WA
Friday, August 2 - 10am-5pm
Saturday, August 3 - 10am-5pm
Sunday, August 4 - 10am-4pm
Featuring: Judged quilts, vendors, tea room, bazaar, bed turning, HUGS charity quilt display and quilts in progress, I Spy, door prizes and lots of fun.

Directions to the quilt show:
Cedar Heights Middle school is located on SE 272nd St/Kent Kangley/ Hwy 516. We are about 1.5 miles east of Hwy 18 on S.E. 272nd St. and about 2 miles West of Hwy 169/ Maple Valley Highway on S.E. 272nd St.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Busy Bee Quilters - their annual quilt show!

Those Busy Bee Quilters are getting ready for a spectacular quilt show this weekend - July 26-27-28 at Monroe High school.  This guild is full of talent!  Innovative and prolific!  You need to see what they have been working on.  Here's just a little part of the evidence - this is their raffle quilt!

Holy enchilada, that's FABULOUS!! 

Threadmongers will be there, plus more of your favorite regional vendors.  The BZB crew does it right!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club of Sequim - quilt show July 19-20-21

Those talented Sunbonnet Sues in Sequim are having their fabulous annual quilt show in conjunction with the Lavender Festival, July 19-20-21!!

Threadmongers will be there! 
Wouldn't miss it!

Here's a photo of an amazing quilt from the 2012 show.  What glorious creations will they have this year?  Come and see!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Woolley Fiber Quilters quilt show - May 31, June 1-2

We have been waiting a whole year for this!  Blast of Bubbles!  WFQ's fourth annual quilt show!

From all early indications, this is going to be an amazing quilt show for Sedro-Woolley.  So much enthusiasm about the theme, about the venues, and about quilting!!

Threadmongers will be there, among other fine vendors.  Visit for more information.  And be sure to come to the show! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Clark County Quilters quilt show - April 4-5-6

The Clark County Quilters will have their annual amazing quilt show in Vancouver WA April 4-5-6! 

The theme this year is red and white quilts - come and see what these talented quilters have cooked up for 2013! 

This guild is huge and has many "satellite" groups with their own specialties and adventures.  Lots of innovation and talent.  Come early, stay late! 

You know the Threadmonger will be there and after all this inspiration you'll need THREAD!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tri-City Quilters' Guild Show March 22-23

"A Fizzy Mix of Fabric and Friends" might be the greatest quilt show theme of all time!  Who thought of it?  Genius!

Threadmongers will be at this great show March 22-23 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick WA. 

This is the Tri-City Guild's 30th Anniversary Quilt Show!  Clearly, there are a bunch of dedicated and enthusiastic quilters in the Tri-Cities. 

You'll love the show - come early, stay late!  Stop by and visit the Threadmonger several times!  You need thread!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kitsap Quilters Show February 15-16

Those amazing Kitsap Quilters will present their annual show, "Quilters are...Birds of a Feather" on February 15-16 at President's Hall on the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton!

Threadmongers will be there - along with so many of your favorite vendors.  And demos!

Follow the link to lots more info about the show -

Time to shake off winter and get to quilting!  Quilt show season is here!  You need thread!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quilt exhibit at Camas Library Feb. 2013

The "Art Quilt Group" in Clark County is  a group of VERY talented quilters!  If you are anywhere near Camas you are well-advised to visit the Camas Library during February 1-23 and see this show!