Washington State Quilters


Washington State Quilters

This is for quilters from Washington State

Location: Washington State
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2019

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Sewing and Stitchery Expo

Started by Jennifer Hess. Last reply by Leann Summers Jan 20, 2014. 6 Replies

I am new to sewing and quilting so this will be my first show. I have a few questions, is it worth it to take some of the classes and Can someone explain to me what the difference between a One…Continue

Quilt retreat center

Started by Cheri Foster. Last reply by Cheri Foster Apr 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi Gals, while at the sewing and stitchery expo in puyallup came across a gal who has a retreat center in Vancouver,WA.  Check it out a 3 day 2 night retreat is only $195 tax included and includes…Continue

Hello from Yakima

Started by Darlene M Burns Jul 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello everyone in Washington State!  I am from Yakima, WA.  We had weather at 100 yesterday and today the same.  I love to Applique the best. You can take it with you when traveling or camping in the…Continue

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Comment by Catherine Richards on December 16, 2015 at 3:24pm


Thanks for getting back to me.  I have ruler grips as well as several 1/4 in guages for my machine.  It's just that the block sizes are not standard and require unusual strip widths.  These are complex blocks that are a combination of 5 in, 10 in, 8 in and 16 in.  If I am just a little bit off on my strip cutting, the block is REALLY off.  That's why I started marking and measuring each component so that it was accurate when I sewed. 

I spent some time this morning analyzing the quilt and figured out Marti Michell has templates that will make those blocks. I usually do better with template piecing anyway.  I had thought to rotary cut this quilt since it seemed complicated and I didn't want to take the time to figure out another way.  I also didn't think the blocks would convert readily to templates.  I was wrong--Marti's templates are so good, you can even use them for odd sizes.

I guess the lesson here is that short cuts make for long delays.  I should have started with this in the beginning.  This way, even if I'm off a little in my cutting, the blocks will still come out perfect.  

Thanks for the suggestions anyway.  I was also a little worried that there were typos in the pattern instructions.  

Comment by Georgia Spalding Pierce on December 16, 2015 at 2:02pm


I am not working on that quilt -- looks interesting. Is the problem with the assembly or the cutting?  If the cutting -- try getting one of those products that you can put on the back of your acrylic ruler (assuming you rotary cut) to prevent it from slipping.  If the problem is with the assembly -- check to make sure that you are really using a scant quarter inch seam -- sew a seam and then measure it -- adjust as appropriate. Looks like a lot of pieces and if your quarter inch is off the disparity will add up quickly with that many pieces.  Good luck and please post a photo when done.

Comment by Catherine Richards on December 16, 2015 at 1:18pm

Is anyone making Jason Yenter's quilt, "Jewels of the Universe"?  I'm really struggling.  I've cut pieces and started to put them together. Those 1 3/4 inch strips are difficult to cut accurately, so my piecing winds up being a little off.  I wound up measuring and marking to make sure they do.  That has worked really well, but it's really time consuming.  Anyone have any suggestions?  

Comment by Georgia Spalding Pierce on March 1, 2015 at 6:16am


Quilters Anonymous Qult Show is this March 13-15 at the Evergreen State fairgrounds.  See the attached flyer for more information.  Hope to see you there.

Comment by Diannea R Hickey on January 21, 2015 at 9:14pm

Anyone in the North Bend Area

Comment by Beth A. North on January 19, 2015 at 1:04pm

Checked out your web page.  It does look like a wonderful quilt show to see.

Comment by Georgia Spalding Pierce on January 16, 2015 at 8:33pm

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Quilters Anonymous quilt show will be March 13-15 at the Monroe Fairgrounds.  The show is in a newer building with lots of good light.  Excellent quilts, venders, and hands on opportunities.  It is well worth the trip.

Comment by Beth A. North on October 21, 2014 at 7:27pm

It is official, I am now a member of the Washington State Quilters group.  Took me eight years to join, but am now.  Looking forward to making a few meetings.  Was a wonderful quilt show and Terry was a spectacular choice for featured quilter.  Her work is exquisite.  Some very beautiful quilts were shown and the vendors were all terrific. 

Comment by Rosemary Willis on February 16, 2014 at 6:56pm

Well ... thanks to our wonderful, stormy weather, I opted to stay at home and not attend the quilt show in Elma.  Did anyone out there attend?

Comment by Rosemary Willis on February 14, 2014 at 8:43pm

Quilt Show at the Elma Fairgrounds this weekend;  looking forward to attending either Saturday or Sunday.


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