Friday, January 13, 2023

Threadmongers schedule for 1Q and 2Q 2023!

Threadmongers will be a vendor at these beautiful quilt shows during the first half of 2023!

Just the inspiration you are looking for!  Here in midwinter we are dreaming of spring, quilt shows, and quilting!

Yes, you will need thread so make a list and be prepared to go off-list when you see all the amazing threads!

Here are the guild names, the dates, and the links.  Time to get out that 2023 calendar and make a plan!

Quilters Anonymous
March 17-19
“Cascade of Quilts”
Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe
Tri-Cities Quilters
March 24-25
“Take Flight”
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick
Stray Threads Quilt Guild
April 21-22
Brightwater,  22505 State, Route 9 SE, Woodinville
Woolley Fiber Quilters
July 14-15-16
Cascade Middle School, Sedro-Woolley

OK, yes, I added a show for month 7.  But it's my guild!
See you at these fun shows! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

2022 Skagit County Fair - my entries!

It's always fun to put a few entries in the fair!  People from all over come to see the quilting, sewing, and other fiber art entries even though they might not be sewists, themselves!  And little kids come to be inspired to become crafters - we love that!

Here are the pieces I entered - all were fun to make and even more fun to share. 

"Etoiles avec des chats"

["Stars with some cats"]

From Krista Moser's "Vintage Windmill" pattern. 
Yes, there are CAT fabrics sprinkled in this.  Plus some actual vintage fabric. 

Best of Class!

"Wonderful Web"
Traditional spiderweb pattern that I drafted.
Foundation pieced on interfacing. 
Quilted with a Baptist Fan pantograph. 
Yes, there are cat fabrics in this one, too.

Reserve Best of Class!

"Summer Salute"
Again, from Krista Moser's "Summer Swag" pattern. 
Red Ribbon
No cats in this one. 

"Penguin Playtime" 
Pattern from Quiltmaker Magazine Nov/Dec 2021
Blue ribbon.

A clothespin bag featuring kittens doing their mitten laundry 
from a vintage embroidery pattern. 
Bag design is my original, inspired by Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy.
Best of Class!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Threadmongers show schedule through 2022!

Threadmongers quilt show schedule for September and October 2022!

Look for Threadmongers at these great quilt shows this fall:

Sea Pals

Ocean Shores Convention Center

120 W Chance a La Mer NW

September 16-17-18


Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Edward D Hansen Conference Center

2000 Hewitt AVE, Everett WA

October 7-8-9


Quiltfest Northwest

Clark County Event Center and Fairgrounds

17402 NE Delfel RD, Ridgefield WA

October 20-21-22


Bring your thread needs list!  It’s going to be a long winter!

I’m available all year around for your thread needs – just give me a call, a message, or an e’mail.

Many people do!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild Show May 13-14!

Next up, the Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild is putting together a sunny quilt show for May 13-14! Threadmongers will be there and you definitely need thread!

All that pandemic quilting has reduced your thread stash to taupe and orange! The Threadmonger is ready to help you round out your color choices; bring your quilt tops to find a good match or complement!

And stock up on your favorites!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Threadmongers at WoodFest in Sedro-Woolley April 23-24

Next up is WoodFest! Threadmongers will be a vendor at Sedro-Woolley's WoodFest, April 23-24! Held in the gym at SWHS, it's a celebration of woodworking student achievements plus our relationship to the local timber industry. This annual event just grows and grows! Come and appreciate the students' work and visit vendors, attend demos, and meet up with friends! And it's an official event of the Tulip Festival!

Due to abbreviated set-up time I'll be bringing an abbreviated version of my usual booth threads. But all your favorites! Aurifil (1300 meter spools and 5900 meter cones), King Tut (spools and cones); Glide (spools and cones); So Fine (spools and cones); Bottom Line (spools, and cones); Master Quilter (cones); Konfetti (spools and cones); Class 15, L, and M prewound bobbins; Pearl Cotton by Valdani and Presencia; #12 weight threads by Aurifil, Wonderfil, and Sulky; MonoPoly; Mettler; wool by Genziana, Aurifil, and Valdani; and a few more surprises.
Important: If there is something in particular you want me to bring, let me know!
Free admission, good parking, hours 9-4 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday. Carpool with your friends! Bring a "trailing spouse"! This is an easy-access, fun, and interesting outing. You need thread!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Tri-City Quilters show March 25-26, 2022 The Magic of Color

The Magic of Color is just what you need...
It's here!  My sources tell me that the whole Tri-Cities area is WAITING for this show to begin!

Tri-City Quilters are so talented and they have such a great venue - if you are in need of inspiration after this LONG drought of quilt shows, you will find it here!

Be ready to have fun and BRING the list of threads you need because Threadmongers will be there!

Remember to bring a shopping tote, too!

Tri-City Quilters
March 25-26, 2022
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
"The Magic of Color"  

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Threadmongers 1Q and 2Q schedule for 2022

As our pandemic restrictions ease, a little, quilt shows are coming back on line!  So nice to look forward to spending time among beautiful quilts with beautiful friends.  So here are some opportunities for you to find quilts and THREADMONGERS at regional shows in Washington. 

But first, here are a few reminders: 

These shows will follow the government's pandemic requirements in place for the date/location of the event.  This is to ensure your safety and the health of the community.  

Bring your proof of vaccination, as it may be required to enter a public event. 

Bring a good quality mask - bring two if you think you may want to change. 

Bring a tote bag, just like you do to the supermarket.  Washington state eliminated single-use bags on October 1, 2021. 

Bring cash to speed up your transaction.  Many venues have very slow Internet access for credit/debit card processing. 

Here we go!

Quilters Anonymous
March 18-19-20, 2022
Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe
"Looking Back, Moving Forward" 

Tri-City Quilters
March 25-26, 2022
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
"The Magic of Color" 

Woodfest - Sedro-Woolley
April 23-24
SWHS 1235 Third Street
"Timber to Tech"
A new venue for Threadmongers at a long-standing event in Sedro-Woolley
Held at Sedro-Woolley High School (gymnasium), Woodfest is a celebration of the region's wood fiber industry.  High School students show off their woodworking skills in competition with another local school.  Lectures, demos, vendors, people's choice voting, lots of fun!  Free admission. 

Yakima Valley Quilters
May 13-14
Yakima Convention Center 10 North 8th ST
"Quilts in the City" 

Woolley Fiber Quilters
July 15-16-17
Cascade Middle School, 
905 Mc Garigle Road, Sedro-Woolley
"Under the Sea" 

Come and see Threadmongers at these great quilt shows!