Sat & Sun, October 7 & 8
10 am to 4 pm
Tuality Health Education Center
334 SE 8th Ave at Baseline, Hillsboro, OR
Admission $6. Visit the Westside Quilters Guild website or facebook page for a $1 off coupon.
Violet Craft, speaking daily at 11am
Violet is a licensed fabric designer and distributes her own line of sewing patterns, but mostly she is a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker. Violet was born in the Old West, where she pursued her education in business and finance. The start of her career in software development brought her to the Pacific Northwest where, to quote Violet, “I bagged my man, feathered my nest and stitched it all together.” Always drawn to art, craft and making, the birth of her first daughter compelled Violet to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion.
Violet’s children’s apparel line,
Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. Her first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011, along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. Violet continues to develop new patterns and products, and recently launched her first sewing notion, the indispensable Violet Craft Seam Roller. She will debut her first fabric collection with Robert Kaufman later this fall, and continues to teach sewing and design across the country.
AnnMarie Cowley, speaking daily at 1pm
AnnMarie is a long-time member of WQG and a prolific modern quilter. She often uses commercial patterns, but she loves a good challenge. Ever wanted to enter a quilt challenge, but felt challenged? AnnMarie will share a variety of her quilting experiences along with a trunk show.
When she is not at work, sewing, or hand stitching in the passenger seat, you can find her backpacking around Mt. Hood, running or biking.
Also included will be:
- Our 2017 raffle quilt All Things Oregon
- More than 150 quilts
- Door Prizes and Baskets
- Blooming Boutique of guild-made items
- Win a sewing machine donated by Aloha Sewing & Vacuum
- A display of antiquethrough modern dolls with doll quilts and even a few of their beds, from Marcia Elliott’s collection of over 25 years.
- Quilts for Cops, local non-profitproviding quilts for injured law enforcement and first responders. Find out how you can help the cause.
- Quilt Barn Trail of Oregon’s Washington County (a project of Westside Quilters Guild)Pick up a map of the growing trail, and Find out how to get your own block.