Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas and quilting - happiest of both to you!

A blessed Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to all of you.  Be safe, be well, and be happy. 

Let's get started on 2015 quilting!  Do you have a list of projects?  I keep mine in Excel.  Compulsive...

No matter what quilting projects you choose, you'll need thread.  The Threadmonger is here for you!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hunker down and quilt?

It's going to be a long winter...lots of quilting to do.  Got Aurifil?  Need it? 

The Threadmonger has these humongous cones - 5900m/6452y as well as the standard 1300m/1422y spools.  LOTS of them.

Contact via this site for prices and availability. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Block Party Quilters are planning a Color Sensation for you!

Issaquah's Block Party Quilters present "Color Sensations" as their 2014 quilt show theme this weekend!

November 7-8-9
Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5
Sunday from 10 to 4
Issaquah Community Center
Featured artist:  Janet Fogg!!!

All that TALENT will be on display again.  BPQ brings enthusiasm and fun to every show! 

Threadmongers will be there!  Hey, you need a lot of THREAD to get you through the winter!  And maybe some other stuff - there will be a collection of great vendors at this show!

So come on out and support this local guild.  Come early, stay late.  You'll be so glad you did!

Here's the link:


Sunday, October 12, 2014

A quilting pause in the Threadmonger's quilt show year!

After the lovely Crystal Quilters' show this past weekend, the Threadmonger is ready for some down time!  Well, QUILTING TIME!  My next show is with the Block Party Quilters of Issaquah, November 7-8-9; more on that later!  In the meantime, I'll have a chance to use some of these great THREADS in my own quilting adventure!  If you need anything, I think you know where to find me!  If not, just leave a comment here and I'll get back to you.

The photo above is from Enumclaw on October 9th.  A beautiful day to contemplate the Crystal Quilters' sign with Mount Rainier gleaming in the background. 

Thanks to all of the enthusiastic quilters I have been talking to over the past few weeks at many quilt shows.  I am so inspired by you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw quilt show October 10-11!

Nestled in the foothills, there's lots of quilting going on!  Enumclaw's Crystal Quilters can hardly wait to show your their best work at the Enumclaw Expo Center this weekend! 

Fall is in the air, which means winter is close behind...and you'll need THREAD!  I know you do.  Right now, get going on a list of colors and fibers you'll need to complete those UFOs and those new ideas roaming around in your head. 

Once winter arrives, you'll be ready to hunker down and QUILT!

Here's the link:


Monday, September 29, 2014

La Conner Quilt and Fiber Art Festival - October 3-4-5!

Another great festival awaits us this weekend! 

The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum sponsors its annual Quilt and Fiber Art Festival full of classes, friends, and a juried exhibit of delicious quilts!

La Conner is a place for quilt-appreciating.  We're so lucky to have the Museum there and other fiber-oriented businesses close by.  The Festival will also feature vendors and Threadmongers will be there!!  You know it takes THREAD to make your quilts and fiber art sing!

Here's the link:  www.laconnerquilts.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cabin Fever Quilters host their biannual show Sept. 26-27 in beautiful Port Townsend!

Two years' worth of quilting and creativity always go into the Cabin Fever Quilters' show!  Held in even-numbered years, the quilters in the region around Chimacum and Port Townsend bring a lot of enthusiasm to their show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  I should know - not only do I bring THREAD to their shows, but I see these energetic quilters pop up EVERYWHERE at great shows in the Pacific Northwest!

So plan to attend this weekend - be prepared for lots of inspiration and to WOW at their 2014 opportunity quilt.  It is a stunner. 

Here's the link: 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sea Pals Quilt Show Sept 19-20-21 Ocean Shores!

You wait for it all year - it's almost here!!

The Sea Pals annual quilt show in Ocean Shores!

A Whale of a Quilt Show!!

You have to love a guild whose motto is:
"We quilt with emotion when sewing by the ocean."

Ocean Shores Convention center

Friday Sep. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Sep. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Threadmongers will be there - a long winter is coming and you need THREAD!!

Here's the link:


Come on out to the beach!!  See you there!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall 2014 - West Sound Quilters quilt show - and beyond!!

There are some GREAT quilt shows coming up this fall, and Threadmongers will be on hand at these fine festivities:

West Sound Quilters - Bremerton "Color My World"                     September 5-6
Sea Pals Ocean Shores "A Whale of a Quilt Show"                     September 19-20-21
Cabin Fever Quilters - Port Townsend                                         September 26-27
La Conner Quilt Fest                                                                     October 3-4-5
Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw                                                        October 10-11
Block Party Quilters - Issaquah                                                     November 7-8-9

I will tell you that these are some of the most fun shows of the year - the Crystal Quilters show is new for Threadmongers but if the enthusiasm of their members is any indication, they have a fabulous time, too! 

Our friends in Port Townsend only have a show in even-numbered years, so don't miss this one!!

If you are working with wool or thinking about it...be sure and come to the Threadmongers booth where there will be LOTS of wool thread by both Aurifil and Genziana!!

Have you tried Invisifil, the amazing 100-weight poly thread by Wonderfil?  You need to try it and its companion product, Deco Bob, which is an 80-weight poly by Wonderfil. 

There's so much to discover about quilting thread.  Surely half the fun of quilting is the thread!  Well, you knew I would say that.

See you at these great shows!  ALWAYS support local/guild quilt shows.  You will make new friends, discover new techniques, and be inspired!

West Sound Quilters - Bremerton - Show theme is "Color my World". 
That HAS to be a classic quilter's theme!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club annual quilt show July 18-19-20!

The Sunbonnet Sues are planning another amazing quilt show to be held during Sequim's Lavender Festival!  This is an easy show to attend - lots of parking or ride the little transit bus that serves the official Lavender Festival locations. 

Sequim is the World Headquarters (!!!) for The Applique Society and the Sunbonnet Sues always have some delicious applique quilts to display as well as their other fabulous works.  The "Art Sues" also challenge each other with fun ideas and, well, you get the picture, there is inspiration everywhere at this show!

This guild also has one of the BEST member boutiques anywhere!  Come and do your birthday and Christmas shopping for sure!

Finally, it is always SRO at the Sunbonnet Sues' bed turning.  Where do they get all of the fabulous vintage quilts? 

Threadmongers will be there!  Wouldn't miss it.  What a pleasure to be at this show, every year!

Here's the link:

You need thread! 

[Photo clip shown is from the 2013 show - by Joan Komendant.]

Monday, May 26, 2014

Blast of Freedom! Sedro-Woolley's quilt show June 6-7-8!

It's here!  The Woolley Fiber Quilters have been preparing their best quilt show EVER!

Blast of Freedom will be held at the former Holland Drug location and the former Curves location, both on Metcalf Street in downtown Sedro-Woolley!

Once again, the show will feature a bed-turning with some delicious vintage quilts, including doll quilts!  And vendors, a raffle quilt, demonstrations, and lots of quilting inspiration for you!

Some members have made quilts which will be donated to veterans' quilt organizations, and the organizations will have representatives on hand to tell you about their important work.

So make plans to visit Downtown Sedro-Woolley during Blast from the Past and come to the Blast of Freedom quilt show!  If you or a member of your party are interested in the vintage car show, it will be on Sunday, June 8th only, in the downtown core.  Where?  You can't miss it!  Come downtown and see everything!   Threadmongers will be there!

Here are the links:



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tidal Treasures in Tillamook May 23-24!

Come to the coast!  The bi-annual quilt show in Tillamook is May 23-24 at Oregon's Tillamook County Fairgrounds! 

What a great excuse to come to the beach, visit the Latimer Center, and perhaps sample some cheese...

Threadmongers will be at the Tidal Treasures quilt show!  

Here's the link to their Facebook event page:


Tillamook County Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Memorial Day Weekend Friday and Saturday, May 23-24, 

2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Monday, April 28, 2014

Threadmongers show schedule - May thru October 2014!

Here is an update to the show list where Threadmongers will be during 2014 -
these are the "confirmed" shows so far - more could be added,
as some applications are pending!  Watch this space!

Tillamook OR "Tidal Treasures"                                                      May 23-24
Woolley Fiber Quilters "Blast of Freedom"                                      June 6-7-8
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club Sequim (lavender festival)                        July 18-20
Covington Quilters "The Secret Garden"                                          August 1-2-3
West Sound Quilters - Bremerton "Color My World"                         September 5-6
Sea Pals Ocean Shores "A Whale of a Quilt Show"                         September 19-20-21
Cabin Fever Quilters - Port Townsend                                             September 26-27
La Conner Quilt Fest                                                                     October 3-4-5
Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw                                                         October 10-11
Block Party Quilters - Issaquah                                                      November 7-8-9

Friday, April 25, 2014

Busy Bee Quilters show April 26-27! Monroe Fairgrounds!

Those Busy Bee Quilters have cleverly moved the date of their annual show to April - so they can be part of the big Spring Festival at the Monroe Fairgrounds! 

Threadmongers set up for the show today - and took a quick tour of the quilts that are already hung for the show.  Wow!  Lots of fun, color, and inspiring quilts! 

You know you're ready for a quilt show weekend.  Come on out and see QUILTS plus the festival in progress.  A great weekend for the whole family!

Here's the link:


Monday, April 7, 2014

Fidalgo Island Quilters present "E Pluribus Unum" - quilt show starts this week!

Quilt show season is the best!  And when it's combined with a tulip festival you are sure to find quilters everywhere!  We are people who love color, and this is the best time of year to celebrate color in the Skagit Valley!

Threadmongers will be here - you need thread!  You know you do...

Fidalgo Island Quilters' biennial Quilt Show
“E Pluribus Unum”
April 11-13, 2014
Swinomish Event Center, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes.
Hours - 10am to 5pm all three days.
Admission is $7 and free for children under 12.
A new venue! 


Remember to enjoy the downtown Anacortes Quilt Walk - here is more info about the show and available activities:


And here's the tulip festival link:


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Clark County Quilters present "In Sew Many Words" April 3-4-5

One of the BIGGEST guilds in the state, the Clark County Quilters produce an annual quilt show second to none!  Come and see the talent of these Southwest Washington quilters and the creative results of a year's work!  There are talented applique-ers (including wool applique), traditional quilters, art quilters, prize-winning quilters, and SO MUCH MORE!  Ok, my prejudice is showing, I used to live in Vancouver WA and I'm still a member of this huge, friendly guild.  You are sure to have a full day of inspiration and quilting FUN at this show.  Don't miss it!  And, you heard it here first, Threadmongers will be there!

Here's the link:

Quilt shown is the 2013 Best of Show winner, by Gerrie Thompson.  Spectacular!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tri-City Quilters Show this weekend - March 21-22! "A Quilter's Journey"

The Tri-City Quilters always have a huge show in the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick!  Perfect location - lots of room to spread out and great parking! 

They draw on a whole region of talented quilters to fill their show with fun, beauty, and inspiration.  You will want to come early and stay late!

Here's the link:


Stop by and see Threadmongers while you're there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quilters Anonymous quilt show 2014! Monroe Fairgrounds March 14-15-16

It's here!  The BIGGEST quilt show around!  A GREAT show in a GREAT venue in Monroe.  Come on out and enjoy it - and visit Threadmongers as well as your other favorite vendors.  We'll all be there! 

Here's the web site:


Support your guilds, your local quilt shops, and your quilting neighbors by attending quilt shows.  They work so hard to bring you some inspiration.  And they're generous with their time and talents.  We are so lucky to have so many quilters in the Pacific Northwest!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Threadmongers 2014 show schedule! So far!

Here are the shows and events where Threadmongers will be during 2014 -
these are the "confirmed" shows so far - more could be added,
as some applications are pending!  Watch this space!
Kitsap Quilters “Quilts in Bloom” Bremerton
Feb. 14-15
Quilters Anonymous Monroe "Our Wild Quilt Garden"
March 14-15-16
Tri-City Quilters "A Quilter's Journey" Kennewick
March 21-22
Clark County Quilters "In Sew Many Words" Vancouver WA
April 3-5
Fidalgo Island Quilters  "E Pluribus Unum" Anacortes
April 11-12-13
Busy Bees “Bee-utiful” quilt show Monroe
April 26-27
Tillamook OR "Tidal Treasures"
May 23-24
Woolley Fiber Quilters “Blast of Freedom”
June 6-7-8
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club Sequim (lavender festival)
July 18-20
Covington "The Secret Garden"
August 1-3
West Sound Quilters "Color My World" Bremerton
September 5-6
Sea Pals Ocean Shores “A Whale of a Quilt Show”
Sept. 19-20-21
Cabin Fever Quilters - Port Townsend
September 26-27
La Conner Quilt Fest
October 3-5

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kitsap Quilters quilt show February 14-15, 2014!

Kitsap Quilters know how to kick off the quilt show year!  Their annual fabulous show will be at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds February 14-15.  Be sure to come to this one!  And you know that Threadmongers will be there!

For more info, visit: