Thursday, December 27, 2018

Threadmongers' quilt show schedule for the first half of 2019!

Here it is!  The list of GREAT 2019 regional quilt shows where the Threadmonger will be!

February 15-16, 2019
Kitsap Quilters
“Stitches of Love”
Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton

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 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!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Ending 2018 with a Thank You to my customers and friends!

As we close out 2018, I thank my customers and friends for all the Threadmongers support this year!  It has been a great year for quilting and THREAD!!

It continues to be fun for me to attend the regional quilt shows and bring thousands of spools and cones of the BEST threads for your quilts and sewing projects.  You always amaze me with your brilliant designs and I am inspired every time.

And thanks for becoming my friends as well as my customers.  Meeting you is the greatest joy of my micro-business and I'll be forever grateful for your friendship and kindnesses.

My first event for 2019 will be at the Kitsap Quilters' show in February.  I'll publish my schedule for the first six months on this blog very soon. 

I hope you take some time to QUILT this season!  See you in 2019!

Judy J.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A quilter's Christmas wish...

Your quilting friends want THREAD for Christmas. 

You know they do.

Because you want it, too. 

Come see the Threadmonger!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Block Party Quilters Nov. 9-10-11 Without Borders!!

The Block Party Quilters have the distinction of having the last guild quilt show in the region every year and they take that responsibility seriously!  They have a BLOWOUT of a FABULOUS show every time!

Located at the beautiful Issaquah Community Center, this show has a magical quality - the mid-November light coming through all the windows and the two-story atrium feel draws you in to the maze of wonderful quilts.  Come early, stay late.  Chat with the guild members and featured artist.  Relax in the tea room. And then see it all again!

Fill up your brain with inspiration for that winter sewing until mid-February until the Kitsap Quilters have the first show of the guild-quilt-show year. 

Yes, it's a long winter and you need lots of THREAD to get you through!

Have I mentioned that I have the new three-ply Aurifil cones that longarmers have been asking for?

Also the new GlaMore 12-weight metallic thread that you can use in your machine!

Using the right thread is the path to the perfect quilt.  You heard that here first!


So come a few short miles on I-90 to Issaquah and enjoy a perfect quilter's day.  Or two!

Threadmongers will be there!!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Stray Threads are showing you their quilts this weekend - October 26-27!

The Stray Threads are putting the final sleeves on those beautiful quilts and will be ready to show them to you Friday and Saturday, October 26-27! 

They're in a new venue with 8000 square feet!  So there will be lots to see and do and vendors, too!

The IUIOE Union Hall at 18701 120th AVE NE in Bothell is the place to be for quilters and quilt appreciators.  Just a tick east of highway 405, you'll be inspired for your winter quilting, and maybe for those Christmas gifts you are working on right now!

Here's the link:

Threadmongers will be there with all the quality threads you crave!  Be sure to stock up for the winter and remember that THREAD makes great holiday gifts!!

See you this weekend!  You need thread!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Quilt and Fiber Arts festival this weekend - in Everett! October 12-13-14

The quilt show season is upon us and perhaps the "crown jewel" of these shows is the one presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Museum!

You're used to seeing this show in La Conner - but the show is in Everett this year to enjoy a much larger venue!

Hosted by the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, you'll see a lovely collection of juried pieces, all for your perusal and appreciation! 

Threadmongers will be there - you will be inspired to use THREAD in your next masterpiece, and I can certainly help with that!

So come to Everett this weekend - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - and enjoy our very own quilt museum's special presentation of fiber art!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

West Sound Quilters are Coming Up Roses October 5-6!

The West Sound Quilters are a clever bunch.  They are having their fun quilt show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in President's Hall - right next door to the Home Show in the Kitsap Sun Pavilion!!

So when you take a trip to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula (and you will) this weekend, you can see both the quilt show and the home show!

A great way to spend the day - visit the quilt show to get inspired and shop for THREAD (maybe some other stuff, too) and then pop over to the Home Show to plan your new quilting studio!! 

The raffle quilt for this year is a spectacular display of roses.  Get your tickets early!

And, as mentioned above, YOU NEED THREAD!!  Winter is coming.  Holiday sewing and then some more thread for YOU.  Making a jelly roll rug?  You'll need thread support!!

So direct yourself over to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds this weekend and say hello to the rosy-cheeked West Sound Quilters. Friday and Saturday. 

Threadmongers will be there!!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Whale of a Quilt Show in Ocean Shores, September 21-22-23!

The Sea Pals take a notion by the ocean - to quilt!

This weekend they will show you how busy they have been at the Ocean Shores Convention Center!

It is a great venue for a show - lots of light and lots of great parking.  Some quilters come to Ocean Shores for a retreat weekend and visit the show every day!  Are you one of them?

So visit our beautiful Washington coastline and give the Sea Pals some love this weekend.

Threadmongers will be there!  Winter is coming!

You need thread!!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cabin Fever Quilters show in Port Townsend Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15!

Cabin Fever Quilt Club is out of the cabin and putting up a great show for you!

Always fun and interesting, this group shows every other year, so it's time for you to visit beautiful Port Townsend and see what kind of quilting is going on!

At the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, just north of the city, there is ample, flat parking and easy access. 

Their spectacular raffle quilt is worth the visit, too!

Threadmongers will be there - you need thread!!

Here's the link:

Friday, July 27, 2018

Threadmongers will be a vendor at these fine shows through 2018

The second half of 2018 is here!  And I'm getting ready to be a vendor at these fun fall quilt shows. Get your traveling shoes on and come see these amazing shows and their guilds!  You'll be glad you did!

Cabin Fever Quilters
Port Townsend - Jefferson County Fairgrounds
September 14-15

Sea Pals Quilt Guild
Ocean Shores
“A Whale of a Quilt Show”
Ocean Shores Convention Center
September 21-22-23

West Sound Quilters
"Coming up Roses"
Kitsap County Fairgrounds
October 5-6, 2018

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
(formerly La Conner Quilt Museum)
Everett Events Center
October 12-13-14 

Stray Threads
IUOE Local 301 18701 120th AVE NE Bothell
October 26-27

Block Party Quilters
Issaquah Community Center
November 9-10-11

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club has the lavender in Sequim!

Sunbonnet Sues are ready for you!  They love to hold their annual show during the famous Sequim Lavender Festival, which makes it easy for you to see GREAT quilts!

They also have one of the best member boutiques in the region.  So if you are looking for quilts and quilted items to own or give, this is the place!

Scoot on over to Sequim this weekend, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, and enjoy the quilt show at Sequim Middle School.

Here's the link! 

Threadmongers will be there - you're almost out of thread!!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shades of the Northwest in Sedro-Woolley July 13-14-15!

It's almost here!  The Woolley Fiber Quilters' ninth annual quilt show in Sedro-Woolley!
Again this year at Cascade Middle School (905 McGarigle Road) which is just north of Highway 20 (turn north at Rite Aid/Hwy 9), you'll find 250+ quilts, bed turning (11 and 2 daily), demonstrations, vendors, people's choice awards, featured quilter, raffle quilt, and so much fun!

I think you all know that this is my group and my home turf!  So I'll have quilts in the show and I'm a vendor, too!  We always position the vendors in front of the paypoint for the show, so you can come in and shop at any time. 

Hint:  Butch Stearns will be there sharpening knives, etc.  So bring your tools that need sharpening and drop them off with Butch early in the day; pick them up on your way out.

Sedro-Woolley is a quilting town.  It's that simple.  We have quilters on every corner and our own little treasure of a fabric shop:  Cascade Fabrics downtown on Metcalf Street (where it has been for 40 years). 

So come on over to Sedro-Woolley and see quilts, have lunch, and take a look around.

You need thread!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Threadmongers' 13th anniversary!

Yes, I have been the Threadmonger for 13 years!  My humble beginning was in July 2005 and every year I remind Alene that she was my very first customer!!

THANK YOU to all the customers who have decided to use great threads in their quilts and other projects, and to get those threads from me!  My typical inventory has grown so big that I can't get it all in the car any more; and I even bought a bigger car!

This has been such a great adventure - I get to go to the quilt shows and see all the pretty things. I have made so many friends and seen some amazing quilts.  It's a privilege not extended to everyone and I take it very seriously. 

So thanks again for being my customers and my friends.  You are all delightful in so many ways.  We will quilt on into the future and always use quality threads!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Summer 2018 quilt shows for the Threadmonger!

I have a "bye" until mid July when these two great shows will be held:

Woolley Fiber Quilters “Shades of the Northwest”
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley
July 13-15

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club
Sequim Middle School
July 20-22

I'm also speaking to the EverGreen Quilt Guild in Bellingham and Quilters by the Bay in May, and the Comforter Quilters in June. 

So if you have THREAD needs, just send an e'mail or give me a call.  Everyone who has shopped with me has my contact info; if you don't have it, just leave a message here.

Now I'M going to quilt!

PS  I'll publish my September through November schedule soon!

Monday, April 23, 2018

All In Stitches - "Reflections of a Quilter" in Everett, this weekend!! April 27-28!

I lived in Everett for many years and there was a lot of quilting going on!  I knew then, that Everett needed a quilt show - now, the All In Stitches guild has made that dream come true!!

So much fun to be had, Friday and Saturday this weekend!!  Easy access off I-5 and good parking at the City of Everett parking lots downtown!

So come and see what those Snohomish County quilters have been doing!  They are ready to show you their inspirational works and to show you why quilting is so much fun!  You may already know...

Threadmongers will there!  You need thread!

April 27-28, 2018

Friday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Edward D Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena

(Formerly Xfinity or Comcast arena)

Same place, new name!

2000 Hewitt Avenue (entrance)

Everett, WA

NOTE: Keynote Speaker at PUD Auditorium

2320 California St, Everett 

Here's the link!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fidalgo Island Quilters bloom in Mount Vernon this weekend!

The Fidalgo Island Quilters are bringing their quilt show to Mount Vernon this year!  For a great tulip festival event and a fun representation of quilting in Skagit County!

So many talented quilters are ready to show you their work at this two-day show.  Be sure and attend for inspiration and quilting camaraderie!

Here are some details:

Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21
Best Western Convention Center, Mt Vernon, WA
2300 Market Street
10-5, Admission $7, Kids 12 and under free.

Threadmongers will be there!  You probably need thread...

Here's the link!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Blue Moon shines on Clark County Quilters! April 5-6-7, 2018

This BIG guild is having a BIG quilt show this week! 
And easy to find at the Clark County Events Center right on I-5!

The wet spring weather makes us want to stay inside and quilt!  Where will your inspiration come from?  Clark County Quilters!!

Full disclosure: I lived in Vancouver WA for a time and I'm still a member of this guild.  I know these people - they have so much talent and they want to share it with you!  I heard there will be 500 quilts on display!

And Threadmongers will be there!


So travel a little this weekend - up or down I-5 - and scoot on in at Exit 9.  Just follow the signs!  Carpool with friends!

Remember, this show is Thursday-Friday-Saturday.  A CCQ tradition.

You need thread! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Quilters Anonymous! March 16-17-18 in Monroe!

Head on out to Monroe and the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for the Quilters Anonymous show this weekend!  This is a BIG show with lots of quilts, demos, vendors, and inspiration!

Easy to find - go east on Highway 2 until you see the signs!

Threadmongers will be there with more Aurifil 50 than you ever imagined.  I also have the popular InvisiFil from WonderFil and the new MicroQuilter from Superior.

Thinking of trying prewound bobbins?  Lots in stock, including Class 15, L style, and M style (for the longarmers).  You need to know what size bobbin YOUR machine takes so check your owner's manual before you head out to Monroe.

AND...Saturday is National Quilting Day!  What better weekend to celebrate quilting? 

You need thread!

Here's the link:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Threadmongers' 2018 schedule - first six months!

Here is the list of GREAT Pacific Northwest quilt shows where Threadmongers will be a vendor during the first six months of 2018. 

Are these on your calendar?  They should be!

These are all GUILD quilt shows - not commercial quilt shows.  And they are expertly presented by quilters JUST LIKE YOU who love quilting and want to share it with everyone!

Come and join the fun.  Arrive early, stay late.  Admire the beautiful quilts, visit with guild members, attend the demonstrations, have a snack when the opportunity arises, and shop!  Your favorite local vendors will be at these shows!

I know that you need thread!!

Kitsap Quilters
“Nordic Treasures”
Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton
Feb. 16-17

Quilters Anonymous
“The Great American Cover Up”
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe
March 16-18

Tri-City Quilters
“Persistence of Pattern”
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick
March 23-24

Clark County Quilters
“Once in a Blue Moon”
Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield
April 5-7

Fidalgo Island Quilters
“Quilts in Bloom”
Skagit Valley Conference Center, Mount Vernon
April 20-21

All in Stitches
“Reflections of a Quilter”
Hansen Conference Center, Everett
April 27-28

Woolley Fiber Quilters
“Shades of the Northwest”
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley
July 13-15

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club
Sequim Middle School
July 20-22

Ok, this is the first seven months!  And I am the guild program speaker at four different guilds during 2018 - not listed here. 

When you're looking for quilting fun and inspirations, these shows are calling your name.  Be sure to support your local quilt guilds and be jazzed up for a GREAT quilting year!